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Randy Travis Releases "Greatest Hits" March 17th

Randy Travis Releases "Greatest Hits" March 17th

Following Randy Travis’ acclaimed 2008 album Around the Bend and DVD Christmas on the Pecos, Warner Brothers Records is proud to release Travis’ greatest hits album I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis on March 17, 2009. The 32-track album features two previously unreleased tracks featuring the many hits of Travis’ extensive career in country music, including “Forever and Ever Amen,” “Three Wooden Crosses,” and the album’s first single “Turn It Around,” will impact radio on March 12.

In support of the album’s release week, Travis will perform “Turn it Around” and “Forever and Ever Amen” on the outdoor stage of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 13. In addition to this appearance, Travis will perform on stage today at the Florida Strawberry Festival (Plant City, FL,) March 6 at the Riverview Casino – Showplace Theater (Norman, OK,) March 21 at Billy Bob’s Texas – Showroom Concert Stage (Ft. Worth, TX) and March 22 at Star Of Texas Fair & Rodeo – Travis County Expo Center (Austin, TX.)

With over 25 years on the charts, Randy Travis is one of the top ten selling solo country artists of all time. Having sold over 21 million albums, he has 22 #1 hits, six GRAMMY® Awards, five Country Music Awards, nine Academy of Country Music Awards and ten American Music Awards to his name. His most recent album Around the Bend, was nominated for two 2008 GRAMMY Awards, including one for Best Country Album of the Year. Around The Bend was received well by critics as Travis’ “return to his country roots” after several Christian albums. “Ever since Randy Travis came onto the country scene in the 1980s, he’s shown a remarkable ability to latch onto sterling material,” says Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times. Long-time collaborator, Kyle Lehning produced both Around the Bend and I Told You So, he explains, “Randy Travis’ journey as an artist has always been guided by his love and dedication to great country music. It has been my good fortune and privilege to be a part of that journey.”

Since making his debut with 1986’s multi-platinum Storm’s of Life, Travis has gone on to release many memorable albums including Always & Forever, Old 8x10, High Lonesome, This Is Me, Full Circle and Rise and Shine. His many hits include “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Three Wooden Crosses,” “1982,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” “He Walked on Water,” “Look Heart, No Hands” and “Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart” among many others. In addition to his extraordinary recording career, Travis has appeared in many films, television movies and episodes of dramatic series. His film appearances include Fire Down Below, Black Dog, Frank and Jess, The Rainmaker, Texas and National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He also appeared in seven episodes of Touched By An Angel and has guest starred on series such as Matlock, Blues Clues, Hey Arnold and King of the Hill. In 2005, he was honored with a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Travis was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1986, and on March 15, 2008, he had the privilege of inviting Carrie Underwood to become a member of the Opry after she performed his hit song, "I Told You So."

For more information on Randy Travis, including message boards, tour dates and more, please visit www.randytravis.com.

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