PHOTOS: Randy Travis Through the Years

Country Music Hall of Famer Turns 59 May 4

Today’s country music probably wouldn’t have voices like Kane Brown, Scotty McCreery and Josh Turner if Randy Travis didn’t come before them.

In honor of Travis’ 59th birthday, let’s revisit some memorable moments throughout his career:

  1. Travis and Tom Hanks on Saturday Night Live in 1988

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    Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

  2. On the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1990

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  3. With Andy Griffith in 1992 on the set of Matlock

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  4. With the Dixie Chicks at the 1999 American Music Awards

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  5. Backstage at the 2004 Grammy Awards

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  6. Travis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.

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  7. With Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Faith Hill live at the 2004 CMA Awards

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  8. Travis surprises Carrie Underwood with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.

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  9. With Marty Stuart at Nashville’s 2010 ACM Honors ceremony

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  10. Live at the 2013 CMA Fest

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  11. With the Avett Brothers at the 2013 CMT Music Awards

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  12. At 2012’s CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis

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    Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Crossroads

  13. With Adrian Grenier and Hoda Kotb

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  14. Hanging with Miranda Lambert at George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale

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  15. Travis’ wax figure gets unveiled at Madame Tussauds Nashville.

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  16. With Wynonna Judd backstage at the concert event, 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

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  17. Live at the 50th Annual CMA Awards

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  18. Garth Brooks helps induct Travis into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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  19. Live with Charlie Daniels at the 2016 CMA Fest

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  20. With Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster (r) at 2016’s Country Music Hall of Fame inductee announcement

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  21. With Kane Brown at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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