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PLANO, TX (KLTV) -

KRLD Radio in Dallas is reporting that country singer Randy Travis has been released from Baylor Health Heart Hospital in Plano. He is now in a physical therapy facility.

Early in July, Travis,54, suffered a stroke and was rushed into surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

The Grammy Award-winner is best known for the country hits Three Wooden Crosses, Diggin' Up BonesDeeper Than the Holler and Forever and Ever, Amen.

He was last seen on stage in June at the CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville, TN and was also among several top country artists to perform at the memorial service for legendary country singer George Jones at the Opry House earlier this year.

The country singer-songwriter with an unmistakable, traditional voice has been working to improve his health in recent months.

He was arrested in early 2012 for public intoxication while sitting in his car in front of a church in Sanger, TX. He later apologized for what he said was "an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl."

Then in August 2012, Travis was found naked, smelling apparently of alcohol and lying on a remote roadway after crashing his Pontiac Trans Am in northern Texas.

He pleaded guilty in January for DWI in that incident and was sentenced to two years of probation, fined $2,000 and given a 180-day suspended jail sentence.

He was also required to spend at least 30 days at an alcohol treatment facility and complete 100 hours of community service.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved. WSMV-TV contributed to this report.

 

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