Randy Travis condition is improving according to the country singer's doctors. In a video statement made by Dr William Gray (on behalf of himself and Dr Michael Mack) said Travis' "condition has stabilized, and he has shown signs of improvement"

Randy Travis
Randy Travis arriving for Late Night With David Letterman Show in 2008. 

Travis was admitted to a Texas hospital earlier this week. According to NY Daily News, the singer was well until he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection three weeks ago. His condition escalated and caused, what TMZ believe to be, presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Travis' doctors believe the infection weakened the heart muscles which led to his heart failure. 

He was initially treated in A&E at Baylor Medical Center near his home in Tioga, Texas. A procedure was carried out in order to increase the 54-year-old's blood flow. He was then transferred to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. 

Randy Travis
Randy Travis performing at a concert, in Nashville, 2008. 

In the video statement, Dr William Gray went on to say "on behalf of his Mr Travis' family, friends and associates, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for the overwhelming affection and support that Mr Travis has received." His fans worldwide have been monitoring his condition with concern. 

Travis has been recording since 1985. He is best known for hits such as 'Three Wooden Crosses' and his breakthrough album Storms of Life. He has won numerous awards including 6 Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Later in his career he made numerous film and television appearances including The Rainmaker with Matt Damon and Black Dog with Patrick Swayze

Matt Damon
Matt Damon, pictured here at outside Radio One's studios, London, worked with Travis on The Rainmaker.