Randy Travis in Trouble with the Law

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by skipaway, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    I am by no means a country music fan but I have fond memories of Travis during my college years. He seemed so wholesome back then....look at him now. :yikes:

    Randy Travis DUI
     
  2. Norlite

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    Well, as wholesome as a kid could be with a lengthy criminal record who gets involved with a married older woman which contributes to the break up of her marriage. :shuffle:
     
  3. BigB08822

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    Cause tonight I'm sittin alone, diggin up bones...and driving under the influence while naked....
     
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  4. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Lost track of him in the 80's. Had no idea.
     
  5. overedge

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    I didn't realize that he and his wife/manager had gotten divorced. That picture is sad :(

    (But I must admit that the story made me think of when Matthew McConaghey got busted for naked bongo playing. Also in Texas...)
     
  6. Jenny

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    Big difference - he was in his own home, not driving a car and endangering others, nor threatening police.
     
  7. AxelAnnie

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    Did tequila make his clothes fall off?

    Kidding aside... What a mess. I only know of him from the song Carrie Underwood did with him.
    How in the world do you get that drunk?
     
  8. kylet3

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    Depending what part of Texas you're in... quite easily.. :shuffle: If there's not alot to do and nothing around for miles... Then what do you do? Drink...

    That's what happened when I was in Oklahoma for six days... A DUI down there is almost like a right of passage... :scream:
     
  9. Wiery

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    Trust me, it happens... :shuffle:
     
  10. heckles

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    He didn't love her forever and ever. Amen.
     
  11. pilgrimsoul

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    So sad. He was my mom's favorite male country singer. The last I had read about him years ago was that he & his wife were enjoying their life together living in an amazing oceanfront house in Hawaii. Now he's divorced, gets busted for DUI naked in a '98 Trans Am. (Did the guy go broke or something? That's a pretty old car for a wealthy celebrity to be driving).
     
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  13. Bev Johnston

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    I guess because he didn't have any place to put his wallet?

    This whole situation sounds like one giant research project for a country album. His next country album.
     
  14. overedge

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    I thought he threatened the police when they showed up and told him and his bongo-playing friends to quiet down.
     
  15. kylet3

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    :rofl:
     
  16. Jenny

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    I've never heard that - doesn't mean it didn't happen of course, but in the end the drug charges were dropped and he only paid small fine for disturbing the peace.

    I've never heard of any violent or threatening tendencies - quite the opposite in fact as he's known as one of the most laid back people in Hollywood.
     
  17. PDilemma

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    Trans Ams are pretty popular with car collectors, restorers and enthusiasts. You see them in car shows and at collector car/muscle car auctions. Not really a sign of poverty.

    (My husband drags me to that stuff).
     
  18. Bournekraatzfan

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    sad:( I used to like his music when I was a kid. I knew nothing of the recent turmoil in his life
     
  19. heckles

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    Eh, only if he switches to Outlaw Country. I suspect his wholesome image is in the toilet now.

    Boy's looking rough in that photo. I never thought that Dwight Yoakam would be hotter by comparison.
     
  20. Rex

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    Well, beauty was never Randy's middle name...
     
  21. heckles

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    If you were into the redneck Howdy Doody look, you would have hit that. In 1985, anyway. I get him mixed up with the other spate of country singers who made guest appearances on Touched by an Angel. Was he that guy hates illegal aliens until Della Reese sets him straight, or was that Phylicia Rashad? I can't tell them apart.
     
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  22. AnnieBgood

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    He played a guy that was in a family Gospel band, and their bus was wrecked. Delta Burke, John Schneider, David Canary, The Gaither Vocal Band, and Faye Dunaway were in that episode, too. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0732122/fullcredits#cast
     
  23. heckles

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    Oh yeah, that one was good. The most memorable episode, however, was that time Priscilla Presley found out discovered her husband on vacation with his pregnant mistress, helped said mistress deliver hubby's baby, tried in vain to save the life of the mistress when she goes into seizures, take the blame for her husband's affair (!) and agreed to raise his kid as an apology to him. It was patriarchal oppression at its finest.
     
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  24. Rex

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    Never would have hit that. He's ugly to the point of being offensive.
    And it was Della Reese, you ninny :lol:. She had the skunk 'do!
     
  25. heckles

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    Okay, I probably got him confused with George Strait. If they're born in Texas, get arrested in Texas, or marry Miss Texas, they all begin to run together.
     
  26. AnnieBgood

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    All his exes live in Texas.
     
  27. heckles

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    I guess they checked "No".:lol: