Travis Greene (musician)
Travis Montorius Greene (born January 17, 1984) is an American gospel musician and pastor.
|Birth name||Travis Montorius Kwaku Greene|
|Born||January 17, 1984|
|Origin||Warner Robins, Georgia|
Charlotte, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
|Genres||Gospel, urban contemporary gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, pastor|
|Labels||RCA Inspiration, Pendulum|
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.
Greene was born, Travis Montorius Greene, on January 17, 1984, in Delaware, to mother, Charleather Greene and was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. Greene's father died of an aneurysm in 1989. 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.
Greene's music recording started in 2007, with the release, The More, that came out on December 4, 2007, from Greenelight Records. The subsequent release, Stretching Out, a studio album, was released on June 8, 2010, by Pendulum Records.
The release of Stretching Out was Greene's introduction to the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Albums chart, where it placed at No. 27. 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.
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. His song, "Intentional", peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Songs chart .
Greene has been named[by whom?] a rising star in the gospel genre and his rise has been reported in Billboard Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine', Jet magazine, with performances at the Essence Music Festival, Trumpet Awards and BMI Trailblazers. In 2016, JET Magazine called Greene "The Future of Gospel".
On February 2, 2017, Greene recorded his third album Crossover: Live From Music City in Nashville, Tennessee.
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.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Crossover: Live from Music City||
|Setlist Vol.1 (Live)||
|Title||EP details||Peak chart positions|
|2011||"Prove My Love"||29|
|2016||"Made a Way"||1|
|2019||"Won't Let Go"||16|
|"Good & Loved"
(with Steffany Gretzinger)
Awards and nominationsEdit
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Billboard Music AwardsEdit
|2017||Travis Greene||Top Gospel Artist||Nominated|||
|The Hill||Top Gospel Album||Nominated|
|"Made a Way"||Top Gospel Song||Won|
In 2017, Greene received nine Stellar Award nominations, of which he won seven awards.
|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|
- SESAC. "Songs by Writer :: Travis Montorius Greene". SESAC. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Travis Greene (travisgreenetv) (January 17, 2015). "Spending my birthday at the BMI Trailblazers Awards with my bro Ricky!!". Instagram. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Intelius. "Travis M Greene in Warner Robins, GA". Intelius. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Daily Dream Dose. "Dream Studios Interviews Gospel Artist Travis Greene". Dream Studios. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Kellman, Andy. "Travis Greene : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- TravisGreene (July 5, 2008). "The More". New Release Today. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- AllMusic. "Travis Greene : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- NRTTeamAdmin (July 8, 2010). "Stretching Out". New Release Today. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Billboard. "Travis Greene : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- NRTTeamAdmin (October 29, 2015). "The Hill". New Release Today. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- "This Is Home". Forward City Church. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
- "Travis Greene : Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
- @billboardcharts (November 11, 2019). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (3/3)" (Tweet). Retrieved November 12, 2019 – via Twitter.
- "Here Is the Complete List of Winners From the 2017 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2017.