Nashville is known for many things but most notably it is recognized for it’s deep-rooted affair with music, particularly the country genre. On any given night in the city there are so many concerts it can be a struggle to decide which to attend. Another perk, they’re generally lower priced than the rest of the country and often free because there are just so many the competition is steep. The biggest perk of living in Music City has to be the constant flow of benefit concerts. All year long the city hosts concerts to fundraise for any and all types of charities you can think of and the tickets are generally very reasonable. What a great way to an enjoy a night out and support a good cause. But the best part of the benefit concerts is the star-studded line-ups they often drag in. Next month will be one for the books. Over 30 huge names have already confirmed to perform for the Randy Travis Tribute Concert.
The once in a lifetime event 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis will be held at the Bridgestone Arena on February 8. Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Tanya Tucker, James Dupre, The Bellamy Brothers, Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, Collin Raye, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Kane Brown, Travis Tritt, Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy, Jamey Johnson, Michael Ray, Montgomery Gentry, Wynonna Judd, Chris Janson, Alabama, Alison Krauss and Randy’s brother Ricky Traywick are performing with The Randy Travis Band. A portion of the funds raised will benefit the Randy Travis Foundation, a non-profit created following his 2013 stroke to raise funds for stroke research and rehabilitation.
Travis continues to improve from the stroke that nearly killed him just a few years ago. Last year he shocked the audience at his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame when he sang a line from “Amazing Grace”. He followed with a non-singing cameo in the CMA 50th Anniversary “Forever Country” mash-up and then helped finish out the verse to his hit “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the awards ceremony. One of country music’s biggest selling record artists of all time, earning too many awards to mention, Travis is a true living legend. The ever-growing star-studded line-up plus Travis’ appearance at the show is something you don’t want to miss. So get on down to Nashville next month y’all.
Written by Josie Bisto