Randy Travis

Grayson County Sheriff¹s Office

Oh Lordy. Randy Travis wasn't holdin' back alright.

The country superstar was issued a citation for simple assault last night outside a church in Plano, Texas, E! News has learned.

The good news? In contrast to his previous run ins with the law—like his arrest for driving while intoxicated earlier this month, and in his birthday suit no less!—Travis appears to have been clean and sober.

Randy Travis leaves jail in borrowed clothes after naked arrest

According to Plano Police Department spokesman David Tilley, Travis waded into the middle of an argument between an estranged husband and wife that turned physical at around 10:30 p.m. A number of witnesses that were part of a field trip that was dispersing in the parking lot of Prestonwood Baptish Church saw the altercation and called 911.

When police arrived and questioned the witnesses, they indicated they had seen a husband and wife involved in a verbal argument. Travis allegedly intervened in the row, which is when he allegedly physically assaulted the husband whose wife is a female friend of the Grammy winner.

Tilley told E! News that Travis was at the location with the unidentified woman because she and her husband are estranged. Travis was not taken into custody. Instead, officers on the scene wrote him up and, as no injuries were reported, all parties declined transport to a local hospital. Another female at the location who was not the wife was given a simple assault citation as well, though it's not known what role she played.

Plano Police Department spokeswoman Heather Bowden also told E! News that the 53-year-old musician was given a Class C citation, the mildest form of citation, and was ordered to appear in Municipal Court, though no word on a date yet.

A rep for Travis was unavailable for comment.

Today's incident is the latest in a string of troubles for the "Stranger in My Mirror" singer. Aside from his naked bust the other week, Travis was collared in Dallas in February for public intoxication after cops found him allegedly drunk in a parking lot after midnight with a bottle of wine.

That came five months after the embattled entertainer collapsed on stage, purportedly due to a bad reaction to allergy meds. And he's also on the receiving end of a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife and former manager, Elizabeth Travis, which alleged he failed to live up to the terms of their post-divorce management contract.

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