Randy Travis DUI and Emmylou Harris Hit and Run Updates
Classic Country stars gone wild! Maybe it could be the title of a new television special or DVD, as Classic Country stars make controversial headlines over the past few months. Here's an update on some of the big news makers, including Randy Travis, Emmylou Harris, and Ray Price.
First, an update on Randy Travis, who was involved in three public incidents over the past year: public intoxication after Super Bowl 2012, August Naked DUI arrest, and a church parking lot 'scuffle.' In regards to the DUI arrest, 53 year-old Travis pleaded guilty (Jan. 31, 2013) and will get two years of probation, a $2,000 fine, and a 180 day suspended jail sentence. If he doesn't complete the probation, he will face jail time. Travis was also ordered to spend 30 days at an alcohol treatment facility, complete 100 hours of community service and have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he operates while on probation.
In the same week (Jan. 30, 2013), 65 year-old Country Crooner and Grammy Winner Emmylou Harris was charged with a misdemeanor hit and run accident. Last October, she struck another vehicle on L.A.'s 405 freeway and didn't stop to exchange information. Harris' representative claims it was a 'minor traffic accident' and that Emmylou 'unintentionally rubbed bumpers' with another vehicle. No court date is listed at this time.
Ray Price, 87, reacted to Blake Shelton's negative comments about Classic Country fans and made headlines about the now infamous "Old Farts and Jackasses" quote. Shelton recently made an effort to meet and apologize to the Country Music Hall of Famer. By the looks of this photo on Taste of Country, it appears the two musicians from different generations have 'made-good.'