The emergence of North Carolinian Randy Travis heralded a sea change in contemporary country. The true pioneer of the hugely popular new traditionalist movement, Travis helped reconnect the genre with its roots. His 1986 debut, Storms Of Life, delivered two #1 singles & became country's first-ever multiplatinum album. Getting back to basics never felt so good, & Travis remained countryb s dominant voice for years- "Forever & Ever, Amen," from '87's Always & Forever , launched a run of seven consecutive country chart-toppers. He hit #1 most recently in '03 with the award-winning "Three Wooden Crosses," & he remains indisputably, one of country's all-time superstars.