Hey, friends. Hope you are having a great week.

Today is RELEASE DAY! Ring The Bells is in stores today. It’s up on iTunes, too. Woo hoo!

Thanks to all of you friends who pre-ordered, and also who downloaded’s currently #4 on the iTunes Holiday album charts. Thank you!

I had a crazy weekend of travel, and have spent yesterday and today recovering. Now, I am in high-gear mental obsession with our activity for this weekend: my high school reunion. My 5-year high school reunion.


Ok. Whatever. The year doesn’t matter. What matters is HIGH SCHOOL REUNION. Can’t wait. I will have stories to share with you next week.

Gotta go watch the debate. Have a great rest of the week.



  1. Cathy Davis on October 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm




    nope not done


    Congrats on the #4 on iTunes! Amazing for someone as young as yourself…you’re what – 23?? 😉

  2. Holly on October 7, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Yeah, Chris’ 20th is this year, too!

    Praying for God to greatly bless your release and your family.

  3. Heidi Marshall on October 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I just chortled. But you wouldn’t expect anything less.

    And #4 – that’s amazing!. Congrats.

  4. Way More Homemade on October 7, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I just dont’ get it. I’m sitting here trying to decide if I want to accept a “friend” invitation on facebook from someone in high school. I was so not a fan of high school that I just don’t get the whole “wooo hoo going to a reunion thing”

    I don’t mean to rain on your 5 year reunion going parade.

    I’m just sayin’ I don’t get it.

    So, you were just in high school for 15 years, right?

  5. Todd Benkert on October 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Bought it today at Family Christian. They were not going to put out Christmas music for another few weeks, but I got them to open the box and sell me a copy. I love it! Especially track #9.

    Congrats! (and thanks for being my claim to fame 😉

  6. Anonymous on October 8, 2008 at 4:30 am

    haha 5 years! That would be me. Wow you look great for 23 or so.

    Too funny. You have fun!

  7. Fran on October 8, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Yeah…my “five year” is this weekend too. 😉

    Can’t wait to get my Christmas CD! Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend.


  8. Danielle Muller on October 8, 2008 at 6:30 am

    just received my copy yesterday and have listened to it 4 times. really a wonderful work of art. my favorites are O Come, O Come Emmanuel and O Holy Night. you blow josh groban out of the park in my books being that you have the power of the Holy Spirit in your favor. thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us all. it truly is a blessing to my life.

    are you coming anywhere near NY in the near future for any concerts??


    danielle muller

  9. Sitesx6 on October 8, 2008 at 6:55 am

    No table dancing at the ahem… at the 5 year class reunion ….you are grown up now.

    Kelly S.

  10. Becky on October 8, 2008 at 7:08 am

    I was chomping at the bit to buy your album yesterday!!! Number 4 is awesome!

    Bless you!

  11. Suzi on October 8, 2008 at 7:17 am

    How fun! Can’t wait for my CD to arrive:)

  12. Deidre on October 8, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Love the CD, Travis!! So good – truly!

    I just had my 20 year high school reunion last weekend. I CANNOT tell you how excited I am IT’S OVER!! Whew – what pressure 🙂

    I hope you’re goes well….

  13. Janelle and Ella on October 8, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations!!! I am so excited to get a copy! I know it has to be amazing.

  14. Tina on October 8, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Ron and I leave Friday for our 20th high school reunion. How Funny!

    Please release “I Have Seen the Light” on one of your albums. I always loved to hear you and the men sing this at TRBC. Goosebumps!

    I cannot wait to hear the new cd. I have my copy and am opening it now!

  15. Adam on October 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    What is the deal High School Reunions?!? I will probably never set foot in one.. lol.. guess thats what happens when you have a bad high school experience. hahah..

    You put out a Christmas CD?!?! I had no idea.

  16. Abby on October 8, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    5-year reunion?! wow…i didn’t realize that we graduated the same year! 😉

    was talking about you with your sister together. so you know that wasn’t good 😉 jk she loves you

  17. Sara in Saraville on October 8, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Just got my CD in the mail…can’t wait to listen to it! (Normally I’m a “no-Christmas-till-after-Thanksgiving” girl, but…just this once! 😀

  18. the chans on October 9, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Hi Travis – Just went through the 20 year reunion myself – crazy! I can’t believe we are all there now. Congrats on the new release – it will be in our home asap. It is so awesome to see all that God has done in these 20 . . . .
    Kristi (Temples)Chan

  19. su on October 9, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Hey Travis,

    I got my copy of your new CD via itunes. I’m getting in the Christmas spirit a little early this year!!

  20. The Weeks Family on October 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

    just purchased your CD off of itunes. LOVE it…I was going to just listen to a little and then save it for Christmas time but I couldn’t stop listening! The kids thought I had lost my mind…walking around the house singing Christmas music! 🙂 oh well, not the 1st time they’ve thought I was a nut, probably won’t be the last…

  21. CJ on October 21, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Oh, bless your little krispy kreme heart!!! I was looking at your high school pics on your facebook, and I can say that you aged well. Not only that but you’ve got a hot wife and gorgeous kids to show off, not to mention the awesome release. If all else fails you can just turn your Dove into a pin and wear it for the night…

  22. Diane Muir on December 5, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I just got my copy of “Ring the Bells” and while I didn’t intend to be sobbing this afternoon, I am. Thank you. ‘Jesus Saves’ just pretty much took me out.

    Thank you for sharing your talent in such blessed ways.

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