Grammy-winning country singer Randy Travis was arrested and charged with public drunkenness on Monday in Sanger, Texas after police found him sitting in his truck, apparently intoxicated, in front of a church.
Sanger Police Chief Curtis Amyx said an officer stopped at the church and noticed the smell of alcohol on Travis and saw an open bottle of wine. The officer said Travis' speech was slurred.
Travis was charged with public intoxication and was released after a couple of hours in jail, Amyx said.
Travis, 52, is a six-time Grammy Award winner, and is one of the leading stars of country music. He also has been focusing on gospel music and has won several Dove Awards. As an actor, Travis has appeared in a number of movies and was a recurring character in the 1990s TV show Touched by an Angel.
Travis is a North Carolina native but he owns a ranch in Grayson County, Texas which is west of Sanger. Amyx said he didn't know why Travis -- who he described as cooperative -- was in Sanger, about 50 miles (80 km) outside Dallas.