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.

Early life

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.

Career

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.

Personal life

Greene is married and together they co-pastor lead Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

Discography

2007: The More 2010: Stretching Out 2015: The Hill 2017: Crossover: Live From Music City Studio albums Live albums Extended plays Singles

Awards and nominations

Billboard Music Awards

Stellar Awards

In 2017, Greene received nine Stellar Award nominations, of which he won seven awards.

References

External links

Official website

Albums & Songs

Way Maker (Live) [feat. Travis Greene] - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Crossover: Live from Music City Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
You Waited (Radio Edit) - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
I Believe (feat. Travis Greene) - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Hill Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Intentional - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Anthem - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Living Water - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Nevertheless (feat. Travis Greene) - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Stretching Out Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Still Here - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes