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Randy Travis In Critical Condition in Texas Hospital

Country legend Randy Travis is in critical condition in an unnamed Texas hospital. According to a written statement released Monday from publicist Kirt Webster, the singer was admitted to the hospital on Sunday due to complications from “recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy.”

Viral cardiomyopathy is an infection of the heart muscle which can be caused by any of a number of different viruses. Symptoms can include fever, headache, and chest pain and related symptoms, and can cause irregular heartbeats and even heart failure.

Randy Travis is a Grammy-award-winning artist best known for hit songs like “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Diggin’ Up Bones.” He was in the news last year when he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to probation, a $2000 fine and a suspended jail sentence.

No further information was available at press time. We will keep you updated as we learn more.


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Music blogger Rob Burkhardt has been a fan of country music since he was a child, cutting his teeth on the sounds of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Reba McIntyre and George Jones. In the words of the now-legendary Barbara Mandrell song, he was "country when country wasn't cool." Nowadays, Rob is both intrigued and excited about the mainstream crossover appeal of modern country, as seen in the success of artists like Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum. Even so, Rob's personal tastes in country music remain "old school," tied to the great legends of country. When he's not blogging about country music, Rob Burkhardt holds a day job as a middle school teacher, and is an avid sports fan. He lives with his wife and two teenage girls in southern Ohio.

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