Randy Travis Visits His Hometown Mural For The First Time, And It Beats The Hell Out Of Those Damn Angel Wings

Randy Travis and a boy sitting on a sidewalk

Randy Travis is gearing up to release his remastered album, Storms of Life, this Friday.

And just in time for that, he made a visit to his hometown of Marshville, North Carolina, to see the massive mural that was painted in his honor in their little downtown area.

The mural has been up since the summer of last year, but this is the first time he’s actually seen it in person.

Yes, this is one worth waiting in line for (unlike those damn angel wings in Nashville), but seeing as Marshville’s population is less than 3,000 people in total, I don’t think you’ll even have to.

Randy was in the area to attend a music festival in his honor, visit with family and see the new mural for himself and get his own photo in front of it:

“Went home to Marshville for the Randy Travis Music Festival with family + friends. Rose and Ricky were there!”

Might be the most adorable mural photo I’ve ever seen, honestly.

Ain’t none of y’all waiting three hours to get a picture in front of some stupid angel wings gonna get a better one than Randy in his hometown in front of his own mural… Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

If you see me in downtown Marshville doing the same thing this weekend, mind your business.

Here’s a few more pictures of the whole thing:

Of course, since suffering a stroke in 2013, he still can’t sing or talk much. But, in a recent interview with WBTV, his wife Mary says there’s even more music to come from the vault after the new stuff he’s putting out this Friday.

If you want to know what “the vault” is, Mary says they were recordings that never made it on a record before and had literally been sitting in a box for years untouched.

They were recently restored by Randy’s longtime producer, Kyle Lehning, and Mary added that they’re just as good as any of the other music we know and love from Randy:

“They weren’t throw aways. It just took ’em a while to find the light of day. And it seems like the perfect time for ’em. And, it also goes to show that those songs are still relevant today.”

That’s why he’s one of the best to ever do it in country music… his music is timeless.

Here’s one of the new boot-stompin’ jams from the vault called “Ain’t No Use”:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock