Just a few days out from the big night, a whole slew of new artists have joined the lineup for the Randy Travis tribute concert in Nashville. Chris Young, William Michael Morgan, Shane Owens and more have just been added to the Feb. 8 concert.
1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis will feature a litany of artists on stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The evening features a staggering list of stars, including Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Jeff Foxworthy, Tanya Tucker and many, many more.
The evening promises special moments, including a duet between Mark Chesnutt and Daryle Singletary. Travis’ manager and event planner Tony Conway says artists from all over came out to support. “[We] are extremely overwhelmed with the artists that are lending their talents for this special night,” Conway said in a statement.
And to make things even cooler, a portion of the proceeds benefits the Randy Travis Foundation. That non-profit organization helps fund stroke research and rehabilitation.
“Once they found out that Randy needed help to fund the Randy Travis Foundation, everyone started calling,” Conway adds. More than 30 artists have signed up for the event so far.
As if you needed any more reason to get excited, producers do expect a Travis performance. His longtime band plans on joining him as well. The performance marks his first public show since Travis suffered a debilitating stroke. He brought the CMA Awards crowd to its feet with just one “Amen” last year.
Travis also surprised friends and fans during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. He sang a few lines of “Amazing Grace,” to the sheer joy of Garth Brooks and company.
Randy Travis has had a long road to recovery. Since 2013, he underwent rehab to help gain motor skills back. Doctors originally though he may never talk again. Which makes Feb. 8 even more special.
Tickets for the event are on sale now.