Kenny Chesney’s show at the AT&T Center in Arlington, Texas on June 4 featured a few surprises, including an appearance by Randy Travis.
The pair sang “Digging Up Bones,” one of Travis’ all-time classics. Travis suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013, so he can no longer sing the way he used to.
“Randy Travis paved the way and brought back country music,” Chesney told the crowd, according to Taste of Country. “Like George Jones, he is an original — and the real deal. It was great having him in the house, and it was great bringing him out for all the fans to see the man who brought so many young people to country music back in the ‘80s.”
In recent months, Travis has been making more on-stage appearances like this one. Last week, we got to see him make a cameo in a new music video for country artist Shane Owens. Later this year, Travis will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s great to see him continue to do what he loves to do, like his appearance at the AT&T Center over the weekend.
At that show, Chesney and Miranda Lambert sang a duet of George Strait’s “The Fireman,” and shared a somewhat awkward two-step.
Kenny Chesney is currently on his Spread the Love Tour, which continues into September.