Hey everybody. My name is Travis Toy, and I am a professional musician in Nashville, TN. Let me tell you a little about myself...I was born and raised in Midway, KY. I started playing the drums at age 11, and quickly moved on to other stringed instruments. My dad, Ron Toy, was a multi-instrumentalist who influenced and encouraged me to pursue music. At the age of 13 I fell in love with the sound of Pedal Steel Guitar, and dedicated the next several years of my life to an intense study of the instrument. Along the way I also picked up guitar, bass, dobro, and banjo. I moved to Nashville in December of '99 to pursue my dream of a career in music. I quickly began working as a road musician, and before long found myself on stage with many of my musical heroes. Since then, I have appeared on numerous national television shows including The Grand Ole Opry, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ESPN's Cold Pizza, The CMA Awards, The ACM Awards, The CMT Awards, The AMA Awards, CMT's Most Wanted Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, The CBS Early Show, The Wayne Brady Show, Mountain Stage, and many others. I am currently touring & recording with country group Rascal Flatts, and performing & recording with various other artists in Nashville.
Some of the artists I have had the good fortune of working with include: Bryan White - '01 Tour & Studio (Pedal Steel, Dobro, Guitar), Shannon Brown - '01-'02 Tour (Pedal Steel), Kevin Denney - '02 Tour (Lead Guitar), James Otto - Studio (Dobro), The Dixie Bee Liners - Studio (Dobro), Josh Turner - Various Live Performances (Dobro), Steve Wariner - Various Live Performances (Pedal Steel, Dobro), Vince Gill - Various Live Performances (Pedal Steel, Dobro), LeeAnn Womack - Various Live Performances (Pedal Steel), Jamie O'Neal - Various Live Performances & Studio (Pedal Steel, Dobro), Dan Tyminski - Various Live Performances (Dobro), The Del McCoury Band - Various Live Performances (Dobro), Alison Krauss - Various Live Performances (Dobro), Jedd Hughes - Various Live Performances (Pedal Steel, Dobro, Guitar), Patty Loveless - '03-'04 Tour (Pedal Steel, Dobro, Guitar), Rascal Flatts - '04 - Current (Pedal Steel, Dobro, Guitar, Banjo, Bass)