Randy Travis had heart surgery according to his sister-in-law.  Teresa Traywick discussed the situation in a statement.  She said that her husband, Randy's brother Ricky Traywick, had a heart attack last year.  She explains in a statement, "Their mother passed away at an early age with her heart, so it is like these boys are following right in their footsteps. My prayers are with them. That's all I can say right now."

Travis was admitted to a Texas hospital on Sunday.  It was reported that the country singer was in critical condition with complications from viral cardiomyopathy.  The disease weakens the heart muscles.

Travis was born Randy Bruce Traywick on May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina.  He gained fame with a string of platinum selling albums in the 1980s and 1990s.  His biggest hits include Three Wooden Crosses; Forever and Ever, Amen; and On The Other Hand.