Mary Davis Travis, the wife of singer Randy Travis, has started a petition to block the imminent public release of potentially embarrassing dashboard camera footage from the country legend’s 2012 DUI arrest in
Sharing the link to the petition on Facebook, Mary Travis notes, “We were told by the Judge in
When the “Forever and Ever, Amen” singer was originally arrested about 60 miles north of his
The petition asks the attorneys representing the State of Texas to follow the State Court Judge’s Order to keep the video private, as the case is appealed through the federal system, noting, “They have refused to do so and threaten to release it this Friday by 5:00 p.m.”
The singer’s arrest was the one in a series of events that plagued him for the next several years, as he also suffered a massive stroke in 2013, requiring years of rehabilitation, which is ongoing. Travis has made remarkable strides both personally and professionally since the stroke. In October 2016, at the ceremony inducting him into the Country Music Hall of Fame, he surprised attendances with a brief, impromptu a cappella performance of “Amazing Grace.”
Earlier this year, he was the subject of “1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time. A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis” concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, featuring Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Alabama and more performing some of his most beloved songs. Travis also briefly appeared at the concert as well as the 2016 CMA Awards.