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Randy Travis Presented With Country Legend Award

Randy Travis Presented With Cracker Barrell ‘Country Legend’ Award Durning 2018 CMA Fest.

Morgan Evans, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and More Put on an Exciting Finale at Cracker Barrel’s Country Roads Stage at 2018 CMA Music Festival

Nashville — Cale Dodds, Morgan Evans, Tegan Marie, Michael Ray, and Cole Swindell brought things to an exciting end at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage on the final night of CMA Fest by presenting the inaugural Cracker Barrel Country Legend Award to the one-and-only Randy Travis.
The honor described as given to country musicians with over 30 years in the business including past partnerships with Cracker Barrel’s music program. Storme Warren of SiriusXM’s The Highway presented Travis with the special award. Cracker Barrel also made a $5,000 donation in Travis’ name to the CMA Foundation. To further celebrate the evening’s big honoree, Michael Ray performed a moving rendition of Travis’ hit song “Forever and Ever, Amen” during his set.

“Randy is so honored to receive the first-ever Cracker Barrel Country Legend Award at CMA Fest 2018. Music education, in Randy’s opinion, is pivotal to a child’s development, so we thank Cracker Barrel for joining us in this passion by donating to Keep the Music Playing in his name,” said Mary Travis. “They could have picked any number of country icons for this award, so being chosen as the first is truly humbling.”

This night also marked the close of Cracker Barrel’s Rock With Us fundraiser, where every photo taken in a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store rocker at the festival and shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CBMusic between June 7 and June 9 resulted in a $1 donation from Cracker Barrel to the CMA Foundation, culminating in a $15,000 donation from the brand.

With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors: “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 Top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN.

Travis has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. In 2017, Randy was honored with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds™ Nashville. Since his near-fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

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