Travis delivers the hits in Durham

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondent

DURHAM — We’ve all seen Randy Travis’ face on the news recently. On Sunday night, Travis preformed at the Durham Performing Arts Center and, with true aplomb, gave a stunning show.
   Not a word was said about his recent indiscretions and within 10 minutes of him being on stage, you forgot about the negative news reports.
      Travis is celebrating 25 years of touring and the crowd was only happy enough to celebrate with him. Singing hits such as “Diggin’ Up Bones” and “Three Wooden Crosses,” the crowd was entranced by his deep voice and soulful lyrics. Travis was even able to sprinkle humor and life stories into the show to which the audience laughed and cheered.
   Travis took great pride in introducing his bandmates and commented on how many of them had been with him for 20 years or more. He also enjoyed talking about his new album where he joined with singers such as Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney.
   The crowd was a broad range of people, but it didn’t matter when they were singing along because the clapping and singing all seemed to meld together in perfect harmony.
   So, while the country star may have a label attached to him in the public’s eye right now, those in the audience were blind to any label except for his title as an excellent entertainer.

 Kaitlin Gillespie is a junior at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.



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