Country music’s reigning entertainer of the year just got added to a big night celebrating another legend. Garth Brooks will appear at the star-studded Randy Travis tribute concert this week.
1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Brooks’ appearance marks one of the rare occasions when the superstar takes a break from the road. He’s got a few weeks off before heading to Canada to continue his world tour.
Others scheduled to appear include Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt along with newcomers William Michael Morgan and Kane Brown.
All in all, more than 30 stars will honor Travis. Those include folks like Merle Haggard’s son Ben Haggard and famed songwriter Paul Overstreet, too. Even comedian Jeff Foxworthy plans on being there.
But of course, the real crown jewel of the event is Randy Travis himself. The singer plans to perform with his band for the first time in a public performance since suffering a stroke in 2013.
Tickets were available as recently as last week, but it looks like you’ll have a hard time finding them now. No word on whether Garth Brooks’ Randy Travis tribute appearance features a performance or not, but it’s hard to keep the superstar from singing no matter where he is.
Garth Brooks most recently appeared by Travis’ side during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. Brooks formally inducted Travis into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 class. While there, Travis sang a few lines of “Amazing Grace,” wowing the audience.
Travis suffered a debilitating and near career-ending stroke in 2013. Doctors weren’t sure he’d ever walk again, much less sing. A portion of the proceeds from the tribute concert go towards the Randy Travis Foundation, which funds stroke research and rehabilitation.