Travis Greene (musician)

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Travis Greene
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Background information
Birth nameTravis Montorius Kwaku Greene
Born (1984-01-17) January 17, 1984 (age 35)
Delaware
OriginWarner Robins, Georgia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
GenresGospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, pastor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsRCA Inspiration, Pendulum
Websitetravisgreene.tv

Travis Montorius Greene (born January 17, 1984) is an American gospel musician and pastor.

Greene began his music career in 2007 with the release of ‘The More’ via Greenelight Records. He has since released two studio albums, ‘Stretching Out’ in 2010, ‘The Hill’ in 2015, and an extended play, ‘Intentional’ in 2015. Travis Greene's third album ‘Crossover: Live From Music City’ was released in 2017 as a live album. Greene's music has charted on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums and the Top Gospel Songs charts and he has been nominated for multiple awards, including 2 Grammy Awards and 13 Stellar Awards.

Travis alongside his wife lead Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.[not verified in body]

Early life[edit]

Greene was born, Travis Montorius Greene,[1] on January 17,[2] 1984,[3] in Delaware, to mother, Charleather Greene[4] and was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia.[4] Greene's father died of an aneurysm in 1989.[citation needed] Greene was originally a still-born, but was resuscitated. A few years later, at the age of four he was resuscitated after a four-storied building fall, while he was in Germany.[5]

Career[edit]

Greene's music recording started in 2007, with the release, The More, that came out on December 4, 2007,[6] from Greenelight Records.[7] The subsequent release, Stretching Out, a studio album, was released on June 8, 2010,[8] by Pendulum Records.[7]

The release of Stretching Out was Greene's introduction to the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Albums chart, where it placed at No. 27.[9] Songs, "Still Here" and "Prove My Love", both charted on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Songs chart, at peaks of Nos. 17 and 29, respectively.[9]

Greene released an extended play, Intentional, on August 21, 2015, with RCA Inspiration, where this placed at No. 3 on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Albums chart.[9] His song, "Intentional", peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Songs chart .[9]

Greene's second studio album, The Hill, was released on October 30, 2015,[10] from RCA Inspiration.[7] The Hill charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel charts.

Greene has been named[by whom?] a rising star in the gospel genre and his rise has been reported in Billboard Magazine,[11] Rolling Out Magazine',[12] Jet magazine,[13] with performances at the Essence Music Festival, Trumpet Awards and BMI Trailblazers.[citation needed] In 2016, JET Magazine called Greene "The Future of Gospel".[13]

In 2017, Greene received criticism for his decision to perform at President Donald Trump's inaugural ball.[14]

On February 2, 2017, Greene recorded his third album Crossover: Live From Music City in Nashville, Tennessee.[citation needed]

On March 24, 2017, Greene led the field of nominees at the 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards by taking home seven awards. At the awards, Greene performed a medley of "Made a Way" alongside Gospel recording artists Israel Houghton, Jonathan McReynolds and Jonathan Butler.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Greene is married to Dr. Jackie Greene (née Gyamfi) and together they co-pastor Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.[15]

Discography[edit]

  • 2007: The More
  • 2010: Stretching Out
  • 2015: The Hill
  • 2017: Crossover: Live From Music City

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[16]
US
Gos
US
Stretching Out 27
The Hill 1 92

Live albums

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[16]
US
Gos
US
Crossover: Live from Music City
  • Released: August 18, 2017
  • Label: Provident
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 61

Extended plays

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[16]
US
Gos
Intentional
  • Released: August 21, 2015
  • Four-track preview of The Hill
  • Label: Pendulum
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions
US
Gospel[16]
2010 "Still Here" 17
2011 "Prove My Love" 29
2015 "Intentional" 1
2016 "Made a Way" 1
2017 "You Waited" 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Category Result Ref
2017 Travis Greene Top Gospel Artist Nominated [17]
The Hill Top Gospel Album Nominated
"Made a Way" Top Gospel Song Won

Stellar Awards[edit]

In 2017, Greene received nine Stellar Award nominations, of which he won seven awards.

Year Nominee/work Category Result
2017 Made a Way Song of the Year Won
Travis Greene Male Vocalist of the Year Won
The Hill CD of the Year Won
Travis Greene Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Won
The Hill Contemporary CD of the Year Won
The Hill Recorded Music Packaging of the Year Won
The Hill Praise & Worship CD of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ SESAC. "Songs by Writer :: Travis Montorius Greene". SESAC. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Travis Greene (travisgreenetv) (January 17, 2015). "Spending my birthday at the BMI Trailblazers Awards with my bro Ricky!!". Instagram. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Intelius. "Travis M Greene in Warner Robins, GA". Intelius. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Daily Dream Dose. "Dream Studios Interviews Gospel Artist Travis Greene". Dream Studios. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Travis Greene : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  6. ^ TravisGreene (July 5, 2008). "The More". New Release Today. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c AllMusic. "Travis Greene : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  8. ^ a b NRTTeamAdmin (July 8, 2010). "Stretching Out". New Release Today. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d Billboard. "Travis Greene : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  10. ^ a b NRTTeamAdmin (October 29, 2015). "The Hill". New Release Today. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7511223/travis-greene-made-his-way-to-no-1-on-hot-gospel-songs-chart
  12. ^ http://rollingout.com/2017/01/27/travis-greenes-no-1-single-lands-wow-gospel-2017/
  13. ^ a b https://www.jetmag.com/entertainment/is-travis-greene-the-future-of-gospel-music/
  14. ^ http://www.tmz.com/2017/01/17/donald-trump-inauguration-gospel-singer-travis-greene/
  15. ^ "This Is Home". Forward City Church. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d "Travis Greene : Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  17. ^ "Here Is the Complete List of Winners From the 2017 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2017.

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