Jun 6, 2012

Country Superstar Randy Travis Coming to DPAC on October 28

June 6, 2012 (Durham, NC) — Country superstar Randy Travis is celebrating the 25th year of his award-studded career, and he’s bringing the celebration to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on October 28, 2012.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning June 15 at 12pm:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on June 13. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.

"I first saw Randy Travis from nearly the top row in the Dean Smith Center, and though the stage seemed like a million miles away, he filled the arena with a warmth and authenticity that is rare in country music," said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC. "To now be hosting this legend at DPAC is so special. Triangle country music fans should treasure this chance to be part of a rare and unique live performance with one of country's all time superstars."

In commemoration of his twenty-five years in country music, Travis released Anniversary Celebration, a new album of duets on Warner Bros. This album features guest appearances by Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Carrie Underwood, Lorrie Morgan and Don Henley among others. His last album Blessed Assurance was released in September 2011 and featured 15 favorite gospel hymns and songs.

With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time. 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” (2003).

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 more is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986.