2006: Picture of the new
Nashville Palace just a
few doors down from the
old one
Nashville, Tennessee
Randy Travis
* Fan Fair *
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Randy Travis got his start at the Nashville Palace
after working there as a cook & singer in 1983
Randy Travis:    Born May 4, 1959 in Marshville, NC
Biography: While growing up Randy Travis was forced to take
guitar lessons by his father, Harold Traywick, and began
performing at the age of eight, with his brother Ricky. Travis
often fought with his father and soon dropped out of high school.
He became a juvenile delinquent and was arrested for various
offenses including auto theft and burglary. His father Harold,
entered Randy and Ricky in a talent contest at a nightclub called
"Country City USA" in Charlotte North Carolina. Randy won the
contest. The club's manager Mary Elizabeth Lib Hatcher, took an
interest in Travis and gave him a job singing in the club. Travis
began focusing on music.  Travis moved in with Hatcher and they
eventually came to Nashville. He was turned down by every label
in town and was said to be "too country".  In 1982, Randy Travis
recorded an independent album "Randy Ray Live" which help to
secure a deal with Warner Brothers, once again with the help of
Hatcher. He went on to have a string of hits in the '80's and '90's,
along with acting in movies and television. Randy Travis and Lib
Hatcher were married in 1991.
Nashville Palace:
In the early 80's,
Lib Hatcher became manager of the Nashville Palace and she
hired Travis as a cook and singer.The Nashville Palace was a
restaurant & bar near Opryland in Nashville.
Many famous country music artists performed at the Nashville
Palace including George Jones, Lorrie Morgan and many others
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