NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge has denied a request by country singer Randy Travis to stop the state of Texas from releasing footage of him naked and ranting during a 2012 DUI arrest.

The ruling on a request for a preliminary injunction issued Thursday paves the way for the Texas Department of Public Safety to release the footage Friday, which was requested through open records requests.

Travis’ family has been in a long legal battle to stop the release of the footage that went all the way to the state Supreme Court, which denied his petition. Travis filed a federal lawsuit in September in Texas arguing that the footage should be considered private under health record privacy regulations. But the judge said he did not show a substantial likelihood of success on the claims.

Marty Cirkiel, Travis’ attorney based in Round Rock, Texas, said Thursday he is filing a motion to the judge to have his order stayed, and then will appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“We have asked the Texas Attorney General’s Office whether they will be opposed or unopposed to the motion to stay the order, but as of this discussion (they) have not responded,” he said.

The Country Music Hall of Fame singer and Grammy winner ushered in a wave of neo-traditional singers like Alan Jackson and Clint Black in the 1990s and had hits with songs like “Forever And Ever, Amen.”

But he suffered a stroke in 2013 that has left him with limited ability to speak.