To quote one of his many No. 1 singles, Randy Travis has hit the hard rock bottom.
Last week it was announced that the country and gospel singer would play a private benefit show during the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
The next day, a report out of Dallas said that Travis had been charged with driving while intoxicated.
It was the second Texas arrest this year for the 53-year-old, who was cited in February for public intoxication.
Last week, he also threatened law officers after crashing his car.
And, at the scene, was found naked.
That little detail guaranteed that pretty much everyone in the world with a television, Internet or neighbors would be laughing at his expense.
The former Nashville star is a punch line.
Why the downward spiral?
Well, Travis has been involved in a nasty court battle with his ex-wife.
Divorced from Elizabeth Travis a couple years ago following nearly two decades of marriage.
She was his manager since the singer's 1980s glory days of "On the Other Hand," "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "Digging Up Bones."
In the late 1990s, she helped Travis move to gospel music.
His audience followed.
For a little while, at least.
Travis hasn't had a Top 40 hit in nearly a decade.
And now that awful mug shot has been viewed by more people than will vote in the presidential election.
But there's hope.
Many other men have followed a similar path of fame-shame-redemption.
Especially in the Jerry Lee Lewis-welcoming world of country music.
A genre that Travis once ruled.
He won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award in 1986 and was the CMA's Male Vocalist of the Year in 1987 and 1988.
But that was a long time ago.
And people are quick to forget.
And be cruel.
Last week, Fox News asked its audience if "Randy Travis' nude arrest (is the) most embarrassing celeb DWI?"
The story puts the Grammy-winning singer in a poll with celebutantes like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
And someone named Amanda Bynes.
Randy Travis deserves better.
But the road to redemption won't be easy.
Wade Tatangelo, features writer, can be reached at 941-745-7057. Follow Twitter.com/wtatangelo.