The GRAMMY Museum® To Host
An Evening With Randy Travis
Presented by American Express
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (September 9, 2011) –As part of the celebration honoring his 25-year career, The GRAMMY Museum will welcome legendary country icon Randy Travis for a special discussion and acoustic performance on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Warner Bros. Records released Travis’ Anniversary Celebration duets CD on June 7, 2011. Zac Brown Band, Kristin Chenoweth, Kenny Chesney, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are among the acclaimed artists that join Travis on Anniversary Celebration. The album includes new songs in addition to re-recorded versions of many of Travis’ megahits.
As one of the most recognizable voices in music, Travis has achieved sales in excess of 20 million records. His impressive career successes include 18 No. 1 singles, seven GRAMMY® Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, eight Dove Awards, five Country Music Association Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
The GRAMMY winner will sit down with GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman to discuss his celebrated career and new record before participating in an audience Q&A and performing two songs acoustically.
The GRAMMY Museum launched its flagship public program, “An Evening With…,” in January 2009 with music legend Brian Wilson and continued its success with critically-acclaimed recording artists Ringo Starr, Annie Lennox, Bob Newhart, Tom Morello, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dionne Warwick, Herbie Hancock, Smokey Robinson, John Mellencamp, Terence Blanchard, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, George Benson, Paul Shaffer, Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Harry Connick, Jr. and Clive Davis. The program regularly features award-winning and cutting-edge musicians live and onstage. Taking place in the Museum’s state-of-the-art Clive Davis Theater, which screens exhibit-related films during regular Museum hours, the program provides guests unprecedented access to their favorite musicians.
“American Express Presents An Evening With Randy Travis” will take place at 8 p.m. in the Clive Davis Theater, on the second floor of The GRAMMY Museum. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6800 or visit www.grammymuseum.org.
The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.
About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.