Randy Travis says Merry Christmas, pleads not guilty to assault charges

It sounds like Randy Travis may finally be putting this terrible year behind him after having numerous booze-filled meetings with police and trips to jail in 2012.

Back in August, Randy was ticketed for simple assault against the ex-husband of his girlfriend/fiancee in front of a Texas church. On Friday, Randy made an appearance in court for the assault and plead not guilty.

Randy’s lawyer, Larry Friedman, had said at the time that Randy had simply “come to the rescue” of his fiancee while she was arguing with her estranged husband.

Randy is now set to head to trial in March of 2013.

There’s still no word on the consequences of Randy’s other big case from 2012, the one where he got arrested naked after crashing his Trans Am. Word at the time of the arrest was that he could be facing 10 years in jail. Let’s hope things go well in both these cases.