Awards & Winners

Merle Travis

Date of Birth 29-November-1917
Place of Birth Rosewood, Kentucky
(Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Mearle Travis, Travis, Merle, Merle Robert Travis, Merle Travis and His Bronco Busters, Merl Travis, Travis, Merl
Profession Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist
Merle Robert Travis was an American country and Western singer, songwriter, and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons", "Re-Enlistment Blues" and "Dark as a Dungeon". However, it is his masterly guitar playing and his interpretations of the rich musical traditions of his native Muhlenberg County, Kentucky for which he is best known today. "Travis picking", a syncopated style of finger picking, is named after him. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977.

Awards by Merle Travis

Check all the awards nominated and won by Merle Travis.


Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance
Honored for : The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show

Nominations 1974 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show


Nominations 1970 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year