Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inducts Travis
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Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inducts Travis

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Randy Travis was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Travis was officially inducted by LMHOF President Mike Shepard during a special ceremony as part of the Cajun Country Jam's Memorial Day Festival in Denham Springs, La.

Travis recorded his first studio recordings under the name "Randy Ray" at Paula Records in Shreveport, La. Travis joins LMHOF inductees Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Lucinda Wiliams, Buddy Guy, Little Richard, Fats Domino and Tim McGraw.

"Over the years Randy Travis has made many stops and new fans along the way in the great state of Louisiana," said Cajun Country Jam promoter Scott Innes, adding, "we are delighted and honored to have had Randy on our stage."

The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame was formed to preserve and present the heritage of the music and the music business of Louisiana by honoring achievement in talent, performance, writing and technical and business aspects of the industry; providing educational materials and educational assistance on Louisiana music and artists to libraries, schools and other interested parties, and to perpetuate the music and music business of Louisiana by presenting and aiding selected new talent.

Inductees are considered from artists and music business men and women in three categories: Native Artists (born in Louisiana), In-residence Artists (live or lived in Louisiana) and Contributing Artists (contributed greatly to the Louisiana musical business or influence). Travis was born in North Carolina.

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