Randy Travis is a unique performer. His deep, distinctive voice is easily recognized on the radio. But he is unique as a person too. I’ve had the privilege of photographing him on several occasions when he performed with his band at a small, intimate, venue at St. Louis Family Church in Chesterfield, MO. In this setting Randy is given the opportunity to relax and really open up. He has shared some very personal things with the audience and the audience in return allows him the freedom to get real.
Randy and his wife Elizabeth, donated a fully outfitted truck and utility trailer to Service International. It was extensively used for relief work for Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Katrina, and for flood projects in Missouri. I mention it as just one example of how I have been able to see Randy Travis. I’ve had the privilege to see him as few people can see a star of his prominence. I’ve seen his love in action. He is more than a good song. He is the real deal.