Randy Travis cited in simple assault case
August 24th, 2012
02:10 PM ET

Randy Travis cited in simple assault case

Country singer Randy Travis has once again had a mishap with the law.

A few weeks after being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, Travis was cited in a simple assault case Thursday after a disturbance with another man outside the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. (In February, Travis was found parked in front of a Baptist church with an open bottle of wine and charged with public intoxication.)

The citation falls under a class "C" simple assault, which in Texas ranges from an unwanted touch i.e., an undesired tap on the shoulder to a "strike that doesn't cause pain or injury," Plano police said in a statement. The police described it as relatively minor, saying it was on the same level as a speeding ticket.

Police told CNN that it responded to the incident involving Travis and two others around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said there had been a verbal disagreement between an estranged husband and wife, who was described as an acquaintance of the singer's, and Travis allegedly intervened.

No one was arrested, and only Travis was cited, police said.

Earlier Friday, TMZ described Travis as appearing to be "extremely intoxicated" and believed to be the "primary aggressor."

But police said there was nothing in the report to indicate anyone was intoxicated at the scene.

CNN is pursuing comment from Travis' reps.


soundoff (229 Responses)
  1. emilio

    Randy Travis this is for if you read here seems
    that 80% is against you but do not worry innoralos Superate yourself and you'll be
    above them be aware that God is in cuarquier atu place you look around

    December 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. patty-you go girl!

    X-CELLENT COMMENT.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. PATTY

    I LOVED THIS MAN FROM THE FIRST DAY I SAW HIM IN NASHVILLE, TN HIS MUSIC, HIS WORDS SPEAK TO ME. MY HEART BREAKS KNOWING HE HAS THIS PROBLEM. MY X WAS A DRUNK AND IT CAUSED US A MARRAGE. I BELIEVE WHAT EVER HIS X MAY HAVE DONE TO HIS CAREER IS NOTHING COMPAIRED TO WHAT HIS DRINKING IS DOING. PUT THE ANGER WHERE IT BELONGS AND GET RID OF THIS ADDICTION. I DONT WANT TO REMEMBER YOU I WANT YOU HERE I THIS WORLD. STICK IT OUT RANDY. YOU CAN BE HAPPY AGAIN.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. WB Mimi

    Oh My Goodness... Someone needs to help Randy gets some help. He obviously is shouting for help, because he seems to be near or in the church parking lots...perhaps that is his way of saying HELP... I don't know, but I keep thinking about his episodes on Touch By an Angel, years ago. I hope his family will do an intervention, and find out where all this is coming from.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Fred

    they still respect him–

    August 27, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. erica

    randy is well loved by all

    August 27, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Susan Armstrong

    Randy, face reality that you need a lot of help. Do it now before you kill someone or yourself.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Adolf

    Randy got jewed out of a good reputation

    August 27, 2012 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. pia

    oh come on now lets give poor Randy a break. Now what do we really know about him? Is he really who he says he is? Maybe he is the village idiot- or he could just be a misfit.

    August 27, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. buck

    he looks like the bride of frankenstein with that hair..ridiculous

    August 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris T

    Sorry but Randy I have to come out of the closet...

    August 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Randy Travis Blogging

    I feel for this guy, we need to support Randy through this. Randy i believe is a good guy and alllllllllllllllllllllll
    the bloggers should support him. now need to head to the office for a couple of hrs.

    have a great afternoon blog family!

    August 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idontthinkso

      Really? I think he's a spoiled celeb with a drinking/anger problem and I think its no ones fault but his for being so weak what an idiot....

      August 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. its just blogging...

    none of use know each other we talk for fun. now relax and have fun..there are so maaaaaany people on here.
    have a great day.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. guest2475

    The article says the truck isn't used by him but was found 2 days after an assault charge in a church parking lot. Can see why his wife wanted the divorce, he seems to be getting extremely obnoxious and dangerous to himself and others with all these assaults/drunk drivings. Looks like alcoholism is taking over.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest2475

      (there was a truck registered to Randy Travis but often used by one of his ranch workers found abandoned and flipped over in a field 2 days after this charge. It was probably Randy by the looks of it and he's probably lying to stop looking so irresponsible but it's not working).

      August 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hanko

    after labor day

    August 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. HankJr

    For some Jack today I will gladly pay you back with a reach around Tuesday.

    August 26, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  17. talkic.com

    Celebrity Rehab or his own reality show are now in the cards.

    August 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  18. Randy Travis

    has emotional problems..we have to pray for him. let's be more considerate to him.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. Some more of Randy's new song...

    we love we hate
    we love to love
    we love have s-x
    we laugh we cry
    we order txmex salads
    we do not punch eyes
    we kiss ones eye

    August 26, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  20. Art

    I think I have a Hit song for Randy:

    We sing and have fun
    Not bothering anyone
    Just being happy and free
    But some wise guy
    May get punched in the eye
    If he don't stop bothering me.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Randy Travis

    I'm just doing research for a terrible country song.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mona19595

    The guy is a drunk and should be in jail, not sure how his career or the lack there of got him this far........

    August 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. i love you monkeycig===

    its was just a joke..relax...i'll see in the week for a few min.
    xo

    August 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  24. bellenoitr

    He needs help but putting his life under a media microscope doesn't help.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  25. NOT DIRECTED TO RANDY TRAVIS..

    I HAVE A FAT HACKER IN MY COMPUTER...

    August 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  26. FILED ALONG WITH THE OTHER 28 FATSO

    **

    August 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  27. FILED ALONG WITH THE OTHER FATSO

    *

    August 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sasha

    Leave the man alone and let him get the help that he needs.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • BadaBing

      Sasha, um this redneck refuses to get help. Until he does, we ( us trolls) will continue. If he gets help, we will stop, temporarily. Don't like it? Then don't come in here b1mbo.

      August 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  30. white trolls

    ever see a white troll go fake tan so they blend in? just a joke

    August 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Un-informed movie fan

    Didnt this guy play Amelia Earhar in a movie a while ago?

    August 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  32. ManTex

    Well ... I am thinking that Willie said it best ............

    " I gotta get drunk I just can't stay sober
    There's a lot of good people in town
    Who'd like to hear me holler
    See me spend my dollars
    And I wouldn't think of lettin' 'em down
    There's a lot of doctors that tell me
    That I'd better start slowin' it down
    But there's more old drunkers
    Than there are old doctors
    So I guess we'd better have another round

    August 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. VegasRage

    Wow he seems to be imploding

    August 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Harry Duck

    he deserves a metal for addressing he's and evil drunk ...good for him.

    August 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Harry Houdini

    He totally looks like a man with a serious drinking problem, looks like a drunk hands over. Give that man a drink!

    August 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Rabbi says

    Travis has no public life in the world .. the is no a rabbi its a drunk troll–you can always tell a drunk troll

    August 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. the other side.

    rabbi's trashing white women your a dunce. make sure you have a condom with for the other side cause they will f-ck a duck for money

    August 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. RABBI YOU READING THIS?

    THANKS MARGUERITE.

    August 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  39. RABBI'S DO NOT INSULT WHITE WOMEN

    DO NOT INSULT WHITE WOMEN...AND NOW FOWARDING THIS TO A RABBI I KNOW PERSONALLY

    August 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Rabbi Ashmedai Ben Hashatan

    Randy travis, as well as the rest of the country music community have no place in society or culture. They represent only the result of a society that has spent the last two centuries glorifying the mental sickness of white trash gentiles. Goyishers from the US South, heartland, and west are worth less than the livestock that they keep. Mr. travis has no place in public life or the world, in general.

    August 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • tyrone

      for a dot-head u make alot of sense bro

      August 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • joanna

      randy and the rest of the blacks need 2 go back 2 africa wear they belong. so long darkbread!!!!!!!!!

      August 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • ralph

      who the f*** do you think youi are aS# hole go shot your self you peace of sh**

      August 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • asifuwere

      A) you're no Rabbi
      B) if you are, you suck at the whole 'god' thing
      C) Either way, you just suck
      D) YOU have no place in this world
      E) Have a great day:) troll...

      August 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  41. LeighVA

    Hang in there Randy. You've no doubt just hit bottom. Get some help because now because now it will only be up from here on out, brother.

    August 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  42. unowhoitsme

    Religion has messed Randy up, because it's man's interpretation of God. Randy, go on a retreat...and find you and the God you are really seeking. You're a great person...you just need to discover that for yourself. Love ya!

    August 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Aaron

    but was it a "legitimate assault"?

    August 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  44. dave

    alcoholism

    ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

    Go to:

    (A) A maladaptive pattern of drinking, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by three or more of the following occurring at any time in the same 12-month period:

    Need for markedly increased amounts of alcohol to achieve intoxication or desired effect; or markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of alcohol


    The characteristic withdrawal syndrome for alcohol; or drinking (or using a closely related substance) to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms


    Drinking in larger amounts or over a longer period than intended.


    Persistent desire or one or more unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control drinking


    Important social, occupational, or recreational activities given up or reduced because of drinking


    A great deal of time spent in activities necessary to obtain, to use, or to recover from the effects of drinking


    Continued drinking despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to be caused or exacerbated by drinking.

    (B) No duration criterion separately specified, but several dependence criteria must occur repeatedly as specified by duration qualifiers associated with criteria (e.g., “persistent,” “continued”).

    August 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Travis

    gets an uncontrolled hunger..i can relate...

    August 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  46. DandyRandy...

    schedule. ok?

    August 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  47. randy

    its too easy to figure out...please stop

    August 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Lee Evan Tabas

    As a Celebrity Randy must be aware and mindful of his conduct.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Gabriel Berk

    Randy needs to learn self control and regulation.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Michael Calaizzo

    We all make mistakes and Travis should learn from this one!

    August 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. buggaloo.

    *

    August 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  52. hey flyer guy

    nobody cares.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  53. aflyer guy

    This is typical @lano texas stupidity! First off, randy has a black eye in the picture. That is not a class c then! They are giving him a break because he is a celebrity. I was assaulted by a woman in plano and defended myself. All she had was a cut on the lip from me pushing her off me and I was charged, not her, with "class a felony assault"!! I went to court and won, but it cost me thousands in legal fees, all because plano cops won't believe women are agressors too, and also start fights too! Plano sucks, and is full of white racist cops. Glad I left the "great white north"!

    August 25, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  54. cole

    w5cdt, my gawd that was funny!!!! the best message yet, for any article cnn has to offer.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  55. Dave

    All of my heroes tuned out to be Alcoholics. Sing that one, Randy.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  56. Randy

    What you see here is the real Randy Travis folks ! These are his roots. His boss / lover plucked him from the gutter & made him a star. She's long gone, so is he.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  57. w5cdt

    Man at work. Leave him alone. Randy is generating new material for future songs.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  58. Buckshot

    He's nobody special, even though he might think he is. If those evernts were worthy of making the neews, throw the book at him. Never did care for his music.

    August 25, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  59. Dave - Phx

    Southerners, pretending to be Christian since before the United States were born.

    August 25, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  60. FloydZepp

    LOL! Outside of a Baptist Church! How Appropriate!

    August 25, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  61. JerseyGeorge

    Singing gospel music would drive me to drink, too. I guess the lyrics are just empty words to him.

    August 25, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  62. randy

    we're taking this to personally..i think randy is a lovely man and will do what he has to do to stay on track.

    August 25, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • mannydanny455

      "we're taking this to personally..i think randy is a lovely man and will do what he has to do to stay on track."

      That's "...TOO personally". "Too" meaning, "overly" or "excessive". Sad that people who think they have a worthwhile opinion have no about basic grammar.

      August 25, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  63. Pete?

    you pasted in what was at the top and put into a post box....we read that already 14 times.

    August 25, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  64. Pete

    "The citation falls under a class "C" simple assault, which in Texas ranges from an unwanted touch – i.e., an undesired tap on the shoulder – ..."

    Apparently, the wusses in TX are bigger too!

    August 25, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  65. Eskimo

    Randy needs he's good old time country music, and lots of good natured fun.

    August 25, 2012 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  66. superior all-knowing most factual truth king of all the lesser-knowing

    I KNOW EVERYTHING!

    August 25, 2012 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  67. pia

    what?

    August 25, 2012 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Stevez-Art!

      Cheeze-n-rice, that guy has the most unusual head!! I'm sorry, but other than singing the praises of Jebus, he really needs to keep that face on the DL!! At the least, he knows how to party by lying naked in the road somewhere in hypocrite country – Texas. Help us all OH LAWD!!! Praise his name!!

      August 25, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  68. Motsimoto

    This "Good O' Boy is in desperate need of some Good O' Help!"

    August 25, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  69. Donna

    We all make mistakes. In my Bible it is called sin, but Jesus Christ gave His life so ANYONE who accepts Him is forgiven! Everyone will live forever. It is each person's choice where they will spend eternity: heaven or hell. God gave each of us free will. Don't waste it. Choose Christ and have a relationship, not a religion, Randy and all.

    August 25, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Giz

      I'm sorry, but living for eternity scares me. I prefer the hope of oblivion, that would be one great nap.

      August 25, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • ascpgh

      Forgiveness is etherial, anyone who cares about the physical safety of another human would agree that Travis is cruising for an involuntary lockup for mental health assessment and management.

      Whether your demons make you drink (and get in trouble driving around naked or getting into brawls) or fill your house with bombs and go kill a bunch of movie goers in a theater, society has a stake in getting you curbed, agreeably or not, to protect you and the public. A judge in Texas may well soon be making a decision on Travis being 573ed and put in an order of protective custody.

      August 25, 2012 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Wes Scott

      Please, god, when I die let me spend eternity in Hades so that I don't have to be in Sunday School with narrow minded people like Donna forever!

      August 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rabbi Ashmedai Ben Hashatan

      The only thing that you christians have a relationship with is a pathetic form of idolatry. There is no go between between god and an individual. This is a lie that christianity made up. Besides anything that involves a specific idea on how to relate to god is religion. Your statement is a false dichotomy. It is pathetic that so many of you worthless goyishers cling to these moronic ideas.

      August 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey Rabbi

      The biggest travesty is you pretending to be a rabbi...that's even worse than Donna's agenda.

      August 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • jen

      Hebrews 10 King James bible the true bible. If anyone sins wilfullly after knowing the sin there remainth NO more sacrifice for sins. Meaning the person says NO to God. Once you have the holy spirit and you let the holy spirit go 7 worse demons will that person have and no more coming back to God. Sad but it happens a lot. Narrow is the way to heaven. All taken from bible

      August 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  70. NanookoftheNorth

    TMZ...a true paragon of truth in reporting :-(

    August 25, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  71. Rutger

    What's with the religious tripe?

    There are several things at issue here – if he wasn't a celebrity, we wouldn't be reading this crap, and I'm guilty for reading it. Two – it's great publicity if that's what this is all about.

    August 25, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  72. lsn2me

    hey randy, get it together and spend your notoriety for a good cause, like supporting the humane society, like protesting the fur trade, like advocating for boys and girls clubs. stop wasting your celebrity appeal. wake up paris. wake up lindsay. wake up all of you with the opportunity to really make a positive change for life on this planet. there is too much suffering and pain. you can do something about it.

    August 25, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  73. Jack

    Hello. Everyone is cordially invited to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    August 25, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  74. V.P.

    I thought Randy was supposed to be so religious. Between he and a few of my relatives religion must mean you can act a fool any time you want!

    August 24, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • correctlycenter

      That's why a true Christian will be in God's word on a daily basis, to resist the worldly things around us. Although we still sin, we must strive to be Christ like...

      August 25, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  75. tcaros

    Randy's next song will be called "Is that Monsanto or is that the asphalt I'm laying on again."

    August 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bestever

      lmao! thanks for the best comment and for making me lol!!!!!!!!! brilliant:)

      August 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  76. mike

    I am not a Travis fan, but obviously the only reason he was cited was because he is a celebrity and the estranged husband sees an opportunity to abuse the justice system so he can sue for money.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  77. joeblackbird1

    Randy is the best nasal singer I have heard! :)

    August 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • tcaros

      He certainly has that twangy and whiney nasal voice that's perfect for country.

      August 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  78. benjolina

    Please give him a break, another break. It's just a second chance, or third, or fourth. Whatever it is, he needs another chance. Did I say another?

    August 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  79. All you need is love

    I agree Bailee your so right...i'm old fashioned also ... lots of affection and "serious" attention, Randy should head to the right path-I've seen interviews with Randy and he seems like the sweetest guy.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Martin

    He smokes too. Sign of poor character, judgment and upbringing. He won't be around long.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • mb2010a

      And he's Christian, too. Another sign of poor character, judgment and upbringing....duh.

      August 25, 2012 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  81. bailee

    It truly is sad for me to see what is happening to Randy Travis. He once had a "sparkling career", and a very good following. I surmise this behavior is part and parcel of the break-up with his wife. Personally, I doubt he will find the help he needs, while intoxicated, and attending a church, no matter the affiliation. Anyone can change their life, and turn it around, no matter how difficult it may seem. "The Journey of a mile begins with One Single Step", and I know that if Randy would turn his life over, and surrender his addiction, he will have a chance for that "new life", just like all folks who made the decision to get and stay sober!

    August 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  82. RandytheMan

    we may get angry at that person..but we have to give them the "strength" to move forward and give them alot the affection and make them feel loved...you are "poor" emotionally if your unhappy.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  83. tonyl

    Randy is not poor so don't say "poor Randy". You don't have feel sorry for him. His is a sorry excuse to the world. He should be ashamed of himself. Successful people doing dumb things some how feel they have some kind of special right to act stu..pd and everybody is suppose to let them get away with it. Too much success get into the head.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Hot Juicy Prime Rib

    Randy has to head to prime rib for awhile you know to help him get the rise in true happiness again.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  85. joeblackbird1

    Randy, why the long face! :)

    August 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  86. tots

    give the guy a break, he drinks heavilly but he's a good man. i say we give him another chance!

    August 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Dump Her

    thats why he's drinking heavy..

    August 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  88. carole lust

    Omg...I feel so sorry for Randy....he cannot get a grip on sobriety....I am the same way....and when I read that he gets nude and goes out in public....well it makes me wonder....see...,I get nude and wander around my home naked when I am drunk...why???? What makes us alcoholics want to get naked when we are drunk....any professional out there can answer that? Anyway...I can relate to what he is going through....I think his biggest problem is that he regrets leaving his wife/manager and he doesn't want to admit that he was sooooo much better off with her.....the grass is always greener....he needs to be totallyhonest with his feelings

    August 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailee

      The answer to your question in regard to folks who are intoxicated enjoy that walking around "naked" after they have had some alcoholic drinks is very simple. Drinking causes the brain chemicals to change, so that the inhibitions of doing crazy "stuff" come front and center to the drinker once they become intoxicated. Many an alcoholic and drug addict have been totally ashamed of themselves for behavior they displayed while drunk and under the influence. But when they go on another "bender", the behavior will repeat itself. Alcoholism is a very cunning and baffling disease. For anyone who may be interested, until you, the person, decide you have had enough of day after day after day of living as you are, due to alcohol dependence or drug dependence, you CAN become sober. But it is only YOU that can make the decision. Interventions do happen, but in the end, it is the person, who surrenders to the disease, turns it over to a Higher Power, and becomes a regular attendee of an Alcoholics Anonymous Program, along with going to a place such as the Betty Ford Clinic to seek treatment. Once a person is an alcoholic he/she will remain an alcoholic. However, he/she can get sober, and "get with the AA program", and live a very happy life, without the drugs and alcohol. In my opinion, no one will ever be cured of alcoholism or drug addiction, but they can put themselves in "recovery" and live that way ONE DAY AT A TIME for the rest of their natural life, sober and clean! I have a friend who is a walking testimony to taking that "one single step to sobriety". He has been sober and clean for twenty years! And he practices the 12 steps of AA each and every day of his life.

      August 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes Scott

      Dear Carole,

      I am not a professional, but I saw one onTV once. However, I would be happy to come over and help you analyze why you like to get naked when you get drunk, and I am willing to bet that after 10 to 15 minutes we could have it licked.

      August 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • CurmudgeonTx

      As the song goes...'Tequila makes her clothes fall off'.

      August 25, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • teremist

      Going naked while intoxicated? Being naked is freedom, for a mind that is not. If what you are living is not working, then you can make OTHER choices, replace the negative with a positive.

      August 25, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  89. W.G.

    Will somebody send this _sshole to AA

    August 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenz51

      American Aiirlines is in Bankruptcy and cant afford him....But really it sounds as though he was trying to solve a family issue and it wasnt appreciated. sometimes its just best to step away. Hope He Finds Happiness somewhere!

      August 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Michelle

    A mishap with the law? A mishap is defined as an unfortunate accident, a misfortune. To use the word to describe when a person has broken the law and police are involved is completely ridiculous. I miss the days when reporters were actually educated and intelligent.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • oldowl

      Amen to that, Michelle. Now, it seems, they are all in the belly of the beast. Right wing, corporate state, propagandist spin machines.

      August 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  91. infonomics

    Randy Travis walks into a bar.

    Bartender says, "High's your hair."

    Randy: "High."

    Bartender: "Sure is."

    Randy' "What?"

    August 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  92. TREZENIA

    SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS OUT TO GET HIM, HE NEEDS FRIENDS & FAMILY TO GET HIM THROUGH THESE
    STRESSFUL TIMES: YES, HE SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON WRITING AGAIN!

    August 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  93. opoT

    dave c., yes I know, thank you!

    August 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  94. bro

    Another thing, if it is illegal to drink and drive why do bars have parking lots//

    August 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  95. bro

    A person can hardly breath or move anymore with out being arrested or jailed, it is out of control

    August 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  96. UnDeuxTrois

    Poor Randy, he is just another closeted gay personality dealing with his demons..... drinking is not the solution Mr.Travis, coming out would be a step in the right direction!

    August 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • alfonds

      I hope Mr. Travis will not continue to do this, forever and ever Amen.

      August 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  97. mike johnson

    ... he could write a country & western song based on his own life

    August 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken Maynard

      He already did and is just carrying it through........"The Storms of Live" It is on his debut album...Storms of Life

      August 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  98. opoT

    This dude's got a weird shaped head and face.

    No wonder he's having issues.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  99. i think..

    People are just having fun on the blogs. I honestly don't think anyone wishes him bad. People are just being silly..that's all.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  100. 0rangeW3dge

    Hank Jr. has offered to pay for the automobile repairs

    August 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Fivetools22

    A DWI or DUI could happen to anyone, it doesn't take much. Especially with how the police departments target people for it in all sortsof ways now becuase it is big income to the municipal departments of our many almost backrupt towns. Some people are ignorant to this fact such as the person in church who likley said something to Travis that wasn't appropriate or looked at him like he is less of a person becuase of a DUI. You stupid people with your stupid insensitive comments can all go jump in a lake. Maybe it will knock some sense it to you.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • pound

      Uh, no. DUI happens only to those who DRINK and then DRIVE. You see, there are quite a few of us who don't. Because, ya know, it's illegal and also incredibly stupid.

      August 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  102. razedeyebrow

    Maybe he was just diggin' up bones in the church parking lot and somebody misunderstood.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Eman

    Randy...... mix in a little re-hab once in a while.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  104. kevgood

    wow. texas is really turning on randy travis

    August 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • 0rangeW3dge

      They're trying to seced from the Union and they have to throw some people out to balance the budget

      August 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  105. David

    II quess he can't afford a driver anymore

    August 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Evil

    Good grief, leave the man alone. If you had a dui or other misfortune, no one would plaster you all over the news. He made a few bad choices, WHO HASN'T??? Making fun of him only makes YOU look bad. Grow up.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • cashmeremafia

      But this was TWICE- outside a CHURCH. How many people would do THAT?

      August 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • muir

      No matter how drunk or high I never drove naked. That is one bad choice to many.

      August 25, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  107. Cheech

    And yet, marijuana is illegal...

    August 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  108. RandyMan

    maybe he needs more s-x

    August 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes Scott

      Perhaps Randy was already getting plenty from the estranged wife, and perhaps that is why he was having an altercation with the estranged husband.

      August 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  109. i hope so too

    bellboy called have a good night all

    August 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Mac

    Looks like Randy has traded in fame and fortune for drink and fights. What's with this guy? Used to love him, but his behavior lately is just pure sleeze. I may never recover. I hope he does!

    August 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Terri

    Something is down right wrong with Mr. Travis. He has been very successful and never any real issues. Almost overnight, he seems to have lost his way and he is making so many mistakes now. I still like him as well as his music. I truly hope that whatever has caused this sudden change can be undone. In the meantime...I will wait. He will get past this.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      I think I remember when he was a teen he had some run ins with the law and alcohol as well. Sounds like he has had a major relapse. Alcoholism is a disease and I certainly hope someone can intervene and Randy will listen before it really is too late and he seriously hurts himself or even worse someone else. Pray for him to get past this very low point in his life.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  112. glrwhite1951

    What's happening to Randy is, he now has no one controlling his life..
    What people don't know is that Lib, his ex-wife had been controlling him every since he was in his teens.
    She got guardianship over him at that time, and he moved in with her and her husband who was a local C&W disc jockey in Charlotte N.C.
    Not long after Randy moved in, the husband moved out.
    Her and Randy did Marry some years latter.
    She was the manager of the original Country City Night Club in Charlotte N.C.
    She has always maintained some sort of control over him.
    Plus there was a large age difference between them.
    Finally he had enough, and I suspect that is one of the reasons they divorced.
    Now that she doesn't have control anymore,
    Randy is having a hard time adjusting to his independence.
    I hope he gets help and gets his life back together again.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes Scott

      WAIT JUST A GOSH DARNED COTTON PICKIN' MINUTE HERE! Are you telling us that this good Christian boy moved in with a man and his wife, started knowing the wife in the Biblical sense causing the husband to leave, and then married the adultress with whom he had been "sleeping"? This is all just too much to fathom. What is Christianity coming to? The next thing you know they will be voting for a Morman who believes that abortion is all right in some cases to be their president!

      August 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Helen Hevener

      Yeah his wife LIbby was his manager- but you also forgot to tell that he started playing around on Libby with his dentist wife. He is now with his dentist wife and apparantly she doesnt have the good since to keep him off alchohol that his wife Libby did. Now he has just let himself go to hell-. Randy wont be around along if he keeps traveling the road he is on right now/

      August 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Richard Fore

    Charlie Sheen ain't got nuttin on Randy Travis. RT's got the real tiger blood.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Jeth?

    Randy he's a wonderful man

    August 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Randy

    I love this man so much. hopefully he will recover from his problems

    August 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  116. mntl

    Randy Travis is truly a wonderful human being

    August 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  117. randy travis

    is a wonder of hope for drunks everywhere

    August 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Poor Randy

    what an embarrasment to one self.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  119. gavone

    like you

    August 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Flossy

    he reminds me of Cruella Deville with that hair LOL

    August 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Don't Abuse Randy

    you need to apologize to yourselves

    August 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Billybob

    "But police said there was nothing in the report to indicate anyone was intoxicated at the scene."

    And is that because this kind of thing OFTEN happens between SOBER people outside Baptist churches in Plano, Texas??

    August 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  123. set up

    since september 29th 2009 ...i am right there R. OTunda

    August 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  124. i know its always a set up..

    WHALE

    August 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  125. ROTUNDA

    SHUT UP

    August 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  126. here it is again

    Randy is a wonderful man he has things he has personal issues he has to iron out and he'll be fine

    August 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  127. wendie

    maybe he is so far down in the dumps he may need help

    August 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  128. ingyandbert

    Dude, STAY HOME!

    No wonder his wife left - she was also his manager. Keeping this guy from running off the rails must have been more than a full-time job.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Electra

    Lmao...that's too funny!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Cutedog2

    Randy might think about staying out of church parking lots and actually entering the building. This really sounds like much ado about nothing, and TMZ info. Should be taken tongue in cheek.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  131. al

    randy may have been jilted by his boyfriend

    August 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Pete

    That is one long face.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • opoT

      That's what I'm thinkin'! I wrote that and Dave C. called me "Mr. Perfect." Be careful, he might call you Mr. Perfect too!

      August 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Becky

    Where is the June Carter Cash of our day? Someone needs to get him some help and fast otherwise the next time we read about him it will be his obit. Dr. Drew you out there?

    August 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Janet

    Toucha toucha toucha touch me,
    I wanna file a class "C" simple assault(e)

    August 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Mike

    Randy you gay, and so what? Just accept it and get some counseling. I was in a similar situation. It will be okay. Love yourself.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Randy.

    Randy must be fed up about something...he always had a great reputation and still does.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  137. chimeric

    He needs to stay away from the Baptist churches apparently.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  138. grow up its blogging folks

    you make this too personal..its just views and opinions and air.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  139. anna

    I dont understand what is wrong with these people. They have everything and they still cant keep it together.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  140. ChristopherM

    The closet does some jacked up things to people. I feel for him.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Swamp Fox

    I met Randy Travis and his wife about four years ago when I was dining at Tomasita's in Santa Fe (at that time, they lived just outside Santa Fe and came into the city often). He was quite congenial and I saw no signs of marital discord or alcoholism. I wonder what has happened in the past year to make him run off the rails.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Joe G

    The surfs up in that guys hair.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  143. angelosdaughter

    Poor man. Maybe he should have kept the wife. It seems he's lost himself. I hope he gets help and gets back on track. I don't like country music as a rule, but I do like a few of his songs. God bless you, and good luck, Mr. Travis.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  144. bobobrazil

    I love it that LL Cool J is the now a role model, and not these wanna-be, broke back mountain dwelling , country singing creeps.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  145. me

    Since it happened in Texas, Randy doesn't have to worry... just get it postponed for for 3 months because once Obama is reelected, Texas will be in a civil war... those for and against civility... gonna be a one sided fight, cause they simply are not civil in the Lone Star State, but it should be enough of a distraction that Randy will be forgotten...

    August 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      Very intelligent argument there. You should be ashamed.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Ah, probably better to get a lawyer now and not rely on some tinfoil hat predictions. Just sayin

      August 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Pern

    I don't think he's a bad guy..he's got problems and hopefully will over come

    August 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • endisneer

      Soon he's gong to be singing a duet with Amy Winehouse, backed up by Jimi Hendrix, Hank WIlliams, Duane Allman, and Keith Moon.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  147. pern

    i don't think he's a bad guy..he's go problems and hopefull will over come

    August 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  148. RF Burns

    Isn't his real last name Kennedy?

    August 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  149. RF Burns

    And the hits just keep on coming.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  150. pmn

    Isn't is this the second time he has ended up in a Church for a disturbance. His first arrest was at a church right? Idk..I can't keep up with all his arrest. DUDE..I got one word: REHAB!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Cindy

    Poor Randy. He had problems with alcohol before he became famious. Surely someone out there can help him.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  152. scranton

    Randy seek help. You are a sick, sick, man.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Randy

    Randy is a wonderful man he has things he has personal issues he has to iron out and he'll be fine

    August 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Clete

    Not a fan, but he appears to need professional help and need it badly. The way he's heading he could wind up in jail or worse, in a morgue.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  155. paulette

    he needs to chill out on the mousse..ugh

    August 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      I think that's from him running his greasy hands through his hair every time he wonders, " what the heck have I done now". Maybe there's a country song there someplace! lol

      August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Electra

    Seriously, he really needs to stay away from the churches. It's not working for him.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      I think it's time for him to put the booze down, too!

      August 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Electra

      Yes, that too. He drinks and go and harass people at churches..lol. I don't think God likes him messing around with one of his sheeps..lol.

      August 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • .•|•.

      Lol,(In my sheep voice) He's a baaaaad boy. On a serious note, doesn't he know you're supposed to drink the wine offered in church & not drink wine outside of the church? (I think he needs help putting down the alcohol)

      August 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes Scott

      Randy needs a good bluegrass gospel song to soothe him and make him understand where he is heading. Here is one he should take to heart:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLwtqwnI6ko

      August 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |

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