Travis Montorius Greene (born January 17, 1984) is an American gospel musician and pastor.
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 will be released in 2017. 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.
Travis alongside his wife lead Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
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 career 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. Its song, "Intentional", peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Songs chart .
Greene's second studio album, The Hill, was released on October 30, 2015, from RCA Inspiration. The Hill charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel charts.
Greene has been named 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 Magazin] called Greene The Future of Gospel.
In 2017, Greene received criticism for his decision to perform at President Donald Trump's inaugural ball.
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.
Greene is married and together they co-pastor lead Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
2007: The More
2010: Stretching Out
2015: The Hill
2017: Crossover: Live From Music City
Awards and nominations
Billboard Music Awards
In 2017, Greene received nine Stellar Award nominations, of which he won seven awards.