Randy Travis to Be Honored With All-Star Tribute Show
Beloved country music legend Randy Travis is receiving an all-star tribute from some of country music's biggest stars in early 2017 with a concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Some of the genre's top acts — Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Tanya Tucker, Chris Janson and many more — will take the stage in honor of the country star for the show, called '1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis.' Taking place on Feb. 8, the artists will be performing some of Travis' most notable hits and other favorites.
This isn't the first time the country superstar has been honored at the Nashville venue, as he received another tribute at the 2016 CMA Awards that included a medley of his hits performed during the show's opening number by Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and more, with Travis appearing onstage to sing the final line of one of his signature songs, "Forever and Ever, Amen."
"It’s amazing to see the support that Randy has received from the music industry since his stroke,” Travis’ manager and the event’s producer, Tony Conway, tells the Tennessean. “We’re thrilled to have all of these artists come out and pay tribute to him."
Travis endured a massive stroke in 2013 that left him nearly speechless, but he has made numerous appearances on the country music scene since then, receiving standing ovations almost every time he appears on a stage. The legend was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016 and sang a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace" at the ceremony. He recently surprised Charlie Daniels at his 2016 Volunteer Jam to help present him with Rare Country's Humanitarian of the Year Award and also appeared with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" singer at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest 2016.
A portion of the proceeds from the Randy Travis tribute concert will benefit an organization in Travis' name, the Randy Travis Foundation, which works to enhance stroke research and rehabilitation.
Tickets are available starting Friday (Dec. 9) at 11AM and can be purchased here.
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