On August 7th 2012 Randy Travis drove his black 1998 Pontiac Trans Am off a two-lane highway in Grayson County, Texas striking several barricades. He was alone at the time and was eventually found lying naked near the highway. He was arrested by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
Blood tests performed while he was in custody indicated that Randy was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Randy Travis, one of country music’s super stars, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986 and has won:
- ten American Music Awards
- seven Grammy Awards
- five Country Music Association honors
- eight Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards
- seven Music City News awards
He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Why would someone as accomplished and successful as Randy Travis drive while intoxicated, naked, in the middle of the night, asking for trouble? I don’t know, but I’m guessing that in addition to being a major music star, he might be… human. As much as being human isn’t a valid excuse in the court of law or elsewhere, it may shed light at his behavior: we all have problems and we don’t always deal with them in the most rational way.
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