1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis was a star-studded event enjoyed by a sold-out crowd.The concert featured performances from over 40 artists including Tanya Tucker singing Travis favorite “I Told You So,” The Bellamy Brothers singing “Diggin’ Up Bones” and a special rendition of “Forever and Ever, Amen” from Garth Brooks.
Nashville Mayor Megan Berry made a special appearance during the show with a proclamation announcing the day as Randy Travis Day in the city of Nashville.
The Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam showed up to wish Randy well and honor the adopted Tennessean by declaring the day Stroke Awareness Day.
Other special performances included a Grand Ole Opry Moment featuring John Conlee, Dailey & Vincent, Rudy Gatlin, Jan Howard, Riders in the Sky and Jeannie Seely. The group came together on stage to perform “I’ll Fly Away.”
The end of the show featured a performance by Travis himself. With the all-star lineup, Randy Travis sang “Amazing Grace” and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”
In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.
“1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis” was produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group /Ontourage Management , Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who was also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.
Since his stroke, Travis is no longer able to perform but you can find all of his hits and more on his webpage at randytravis.com and keep up to date with him on social media sites Facebook and Twitter.