Feature: Travis Greene

Feature: Travis Greene

Travis Montorius Greene (born January 17, 1984) is an American gospel musician and pastor.

Travis 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 was released in 2017 as a live album.

Travis’ 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.

Travis was born in Delaware, to mother, Charleather Greene and was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. His 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 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. His song, Intentional, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Songs chart.

Travis’ 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.

Travis 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 Magazine called Greene “The Future of Gospel”.

On February 2, 2017, Travis recorded his third album Crossover: Live From Music City in Nashville, Tennessee. On March 24, 2017, Travis led the field of nominees at the 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards by taking home seven awards. At the awards, Travis performed a medley of Made a Way alongside Gospel recording artists Israel HoughtonJonathan McReynolds and Jonathan Butler.

Travis is married to Dr. Jackie Greene and together they co-pastor Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

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