Texas (CNN/WSYR-TV) – Iconic country singer Randy Travis underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night after being admitted to a Texas hospital following a stroke earlier in the week.
Travis’ publicist says the 54-year-old singer suffered a stroke earlier in the week as “a complication of his congestive heart failure.”
Travis is in critical condition at the Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano in Texas. His family is with him at the hospital.
As one of country music’s top-selling artists, Travis has won seven Grammys, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 10 American Music Award Statuettes.
His best known songs include “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” and “Deeper Than the Holler.”