SHIPPENSBURG, PA (September 3, 2010) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents award-winning musician RANDY TRAVIS in AN EVENING WITH RANDY TRAVIS, Friday, September 17, 2010 at 8 p.m.  

Available tickets are $65, $58 and $45 and can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at

With a string of country chart-topping hits that spans a 25 year career, Randy Travis began charming audiences as far back as 1986 with the release of his multi-platinum "Storms of Life".  The first single, "On the Other Hand," was a perfect representation of his country talent.  That song and subsequent hits established him as an authentic singer and performer in the grand tradition of George Jones, Lefty Frizell, Merle Haggard and a handful of others.  The success of his early hits led to an instant demand for live shows and cross-continental tours.

By the end of his first decade in the business, Travis had amassed record sales topping 13 million copies, and it seemed that every award in the business had his name on it.  Travis continued to churn out hits for Warner Brothers in the 90's and won a Dove Award in 2001 for "Bluegrass Album of the Year," and also for "Country Recorded Song of the Year" for the single, "Baptism". 

Randy Travis has the distinction of having the only song from a Christian label to also make it to the number one position on the country charts with "Three Wooden Crosses".  The song also won him the 2003 CMA Award for "Song of the Year," having come from the album "Rise and Shine" which was awarded a Dove Award for "Country Album of the Year."  The album also won Travis a Grammy for "Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass, Gospel Album".   And "Three Wooden Crosses" won the ACM "Song of the Year" award and a Dove Award for "Country Recorded Song of the Year".

Travis has continued pleasing crowds through the decade and winning additional coveted awards.  But he's also branched out from his full-time music career to become an accomplished actor appearing in both TV guest appearances as well as having been credited in films such as The Rainmaker, Frank and Jessie, Black Dog, and Texas Rangers.

Travis began his career in the 80's and opened the floodgates for the New Traditionalist movement in country music.  He's now recognized as being a superstar in the country music business.  Currently, with record sales over 25 million, over 20 number one hits, and numerous number one albums, Grammys, CMA's, ACM's, AMA's and even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Randy Travis has truly left his mark on the music industry. 

For concert tickets and information, call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at  A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.

About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University

The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.