PHOTOS: Randy Travis Through the Years

Today’s country music probably wouldn’t have voices like Kane Brown, Scotty McCreery and Josh Turner if Randy Travis didn’t come before them.

In honor of Travis’ 59th birthday, let’s revisit some memorable moments throughout his career:

  1. Travis and Tom Hanks on Saturday Night Live in 1988

    Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

    Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
  2. On the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1990

  3. With Andy Griffith in 1992 on the set of Matlock

  4. With the Dixie Chicks at the 1999 American Music Awards

  5. Backstage at the 2004 Grammy Awards

  6. Travis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.

  7. With Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Faith Hill live at the 2004 CMA Awards

  8. Travis surprises Carrie Underwood with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.

    Rick Diamond/WireImage

    Rick Diamond/WireImage
  9. With Marty Stuart at Nashville’s 2010 ACM Honors ceremony

  10. Live at the 2013 CMA Fest

  11. With the Avett Brothers at the 2013 CMT Music Awards

  12. At 2012’s CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis

    Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Crossroads

    Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Crossroads

    Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Crossroads
  13. With Adrian Grenier and Hoda Kotb

  14. Hanging with Miranda Lambert at George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale

  15. Travis’ wax figure gets unveiled at Madame Tussauds Nashville.

  16. With Wynonna Judd backstage at the concert event, 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

  17. Live at the 50th Annual CMA Awards

  18. Garth Brooks helps induct Travis into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

  19. Live with Charlie Daniels at the 2016 CMA Fest

  20. With Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster (r) at 2016’s Country Music Hall of Fame inductee announcement

  21. With Kane Brown at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum