Ex-wife's management company sues Randy Travis

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 10:34am

Country music legend Randy Travis, who was arrested earlier this year on a public intoxication charge in Texas, is facing more legal troubles — this time in the form of a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife’s management company.

Elizabeth Travis, who managed Randy Travis’ career for nearly 30 years, claims the singer had a “large truck, an armed guard and several other men” invade her office on Music Row.

“The mass of items taken before [Elizabeth Travis] could even go through them included computers with work in progress, files, business records, framed record plaques and photographs hanging on the walls,” the lawsuit claims.

According to the complaint, Randy Travis entered into a management agreement with Elizabeth Travis on March 29, 2011, five months after they divorced. On August 8, 2011, Randy Travis stated that he wanted out of the contract and “caused his attorneys to purport to terminate the Agreement,” according to the lawsuit.

The truck, armed guard and men showed up a day later.

Elizabeth Travis claims Randy Travis breached the part of his contract that maintains he “act in a conscientious and professional manner.”

The lawsuit — filed last week in Davidson County Chancery Court — calls Randy Travis’ actions “intentional, malicious, reckless and oppressive” which “constituted a breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealings implied in all Tennessee contracts.”

Randy Travis released a statement through his PR firm, Webster & Associates, on Monday.

“It is unfortunate that it’s come to this. We believe the lawsuit lacks merit and that we have legal defenses to her claims,” Travis said.

Music Row magazine reported in January that Randy Travis is now signed with Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and SUM Management’s Jeff Davis.

Randy Travis has 18 No. 1 hits and 29 Top 10 singles, according to his website. He won six Grammys, six Country Music Association awards, seven Academy of Country Music awards, and seven Dove awards for his work in gospel music.

The singer made headlines earlier this year after being arrested on Feb. 6 for public intoxication in the parking lot of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas.

5 Comments on this post:

By: pswindle on 4/9/12 at 11:51

What else does she want? She took his youth and he was married to this old woman for years. He wants his freedom and she refuses to let him go. He has made her a good living for all of these years, now let him be free and have his own life.

By: Ask01 on 4/9/12 at 7:14

I really wonder what the back story is on all this sad affair.

In most divorces, their exists, her version, his version, and the truth, which is actually somewhere in the middle.

While the soon to be ex couple can often stir up a feces malestrom on their own, lawyers can be meddlesome also. I had the unfortunate experience of having my lawyer, without my knowledge, modify the agreement my ex and I had decided upon, then sent the document to my exes lawyer who called her and....well let's just say it was unpleasant until we all got together and my lawyer admitted he had 'tinkered' to protect my interests. (He had just been financially violated himself in a divorce settlement.)

I hope these two, and the respective lawyers, overcome their apparent rectal cranial inversion and begin acting like adults. The only winner otherwise will be the lawyers.

By: TharonChandler on 4/10/12 at 11:08

Ya Tejas es a police state .

By: Jughead on 4/11/12 at 8:19

3 out of 4 Jonas Brothers think Randy is sexy and he knows it.

By: Siobhanne on 4/11/12 at 11:57

According to the complaint, Randy Travis entered into a management agreement with Elizabeth Travis on March 29, 2011, five months after they divorced. On August 8, 2011, Randy Travis stated that he wanted out of the contract and “caused his attorneys to purport to terminate the Agreement,” according to the lawsuit.

Why in the world did the man sign a contract with this woman AFTER their divorce in the first place? If Randy Travis wanted out of the relationship.. he should have cut ALL ties.. including the apron strings. Geez... they divorced for a reason..