Randy Travis' Country Drive

Randy Travis' Country Drive

There are 27 comments on the Investor's Business Daily story from Oct 4, 2008, titled Randy Travis' Country Drive. In it, Investor's Business Daily reports that:

Some teens are rebellious. Randy Traywick was a flat-out hell-raiser. At age 12, he was already drinking.

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Indian Trail, NC

#22 Jul 20, 2010
whoa! pawpaw is not dead, and so what if my dad is in and out of jail. who cares. this makes me smile that we are important to people.HA! have a great night!
M Griffin

Kershaw, SC

#23 Jul 21, 2010
I still have Randy's very first guitar for sale. I've reduced the price and I am willing to listen to offers. It's been authenticated by a member of Randy's family and by one of his close friends who played in a band with him. Here is the discription.

I have Randy Travis (Traywick)'s very first guitar. It is an inexpensive small size Stella brand. The story I was told is that an uncle gave it to Randy on Christmas when Randy was 10 years old. They taught him to 3 chord songs on the radio. He played it until he was a teenager and got a better one. It is scratched up but no cracks or broken wood. The neck is straight as an arrow but the fretboard is worn. On the top bout, Randy scratched his initials and under it a plus sign and his girl friends initials. There is also some scratched words on the back which we can't make out. I put new light gauge strings on it. The action is a little high but it plays pretty good for an old clunker. I have a signed letter from a family member saying that this was Randys very first guitar. One of Harolds (Randy's dad) old friends says he remembers them teaching Randy how to play on it. Before I put it on ebay I thought it would be a good idea to see if anyone in Marshville wanted to buy it. I don't want to put my name or phone number on here so if you are interested stop by Irby Laney's car lot or the Army-Navy store next door and leave a paper with your name and phone number. They both know who this is and will get it to me.
Tom M

East Sandwich, MA

#24 Jul 23, 2010
I like Randy Travis wrote:
He sings good. I know all them Traywicks in his daddy's family. I am kin by marriage to some of them. A long time ago there was a regular Traywick reunion every year down the hill on 601 S from Hilltop. There was a "Traywick Inn" (like a hotel in a big brick house--I think it's still there) across from Monroe Golf course.
Chester and Dolly Traywick lived there. Chester was a former Monroe Police officer who then served as warden of Lake Lee, which was open for fishing. As a youth I spent many summer days fishing off the bank of Lake Lee. Chester would always let me ride in his boat - he was the only one allowed a motor boat - when he would tow fishermen " way " up the lake. He befriended me, and some of my best childhood memories are the days I spent fishing there. Then I started playing golf on the other side of the lake !

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#25 Feb 24, 2013
Kitten paws wrote:
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Just curious but by what you wrote I am under the impression that Mr. Trawyick passed away. Do you have a date as to when this has happened?
Randy's father Harold is still alive

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#26 Feb 24, 2013
I am related to the Marshville Traywicks through my mother's family. My mother's mother, my grandmother was Bessie Louise Traywick. Her brother was Harold Bruce's daddy which makes me second cousin or twice removed from Randy I think. I am a lot younger than all of them. Mama knew all of that family and could tell the family tree going way back.

Matthews, NC

#27 Feb 25, 2013
I remember Bruce. I wonder, is he the Grand dad who Randy sang about in He walked on water?

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#28 Aug 5, 2013
I called my cousin who is closer to Harold's side of the family than I am. Jennifer knows who I am talking about. She told me that Randy is out of the hospital and getting along pretty good. They told him he has to take some kind of medicine the rest of his life and has to give up the Booze. His partying days are over. Doc told him if he started drinking or messing with drugs again it would be like putting a gun to his head and pulling the trigger. Randy didn't find out about David until he was about to be let out of the hospital.

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