Some of the biggest names in country music plan to honor Randy Travis at an upcoming tribute concert. The announcement comes just a month after Travis’ appearance at the CMA Awards brought the arena to its feet.
The official event name is “1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis.” Sure to be a massive event, the concert takes place Feb. 8 at the very same arena in Nashville where Travis made his last appearance.
So who all signed on to honor the country star? The list so far includes Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Ricky Skaggs and more. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. Be ready to act fast if you hope to snag one.
Travis really returned to the spotlight when the Country Music Hall of Fame inducted him this year. He sang “Amazing Grace” at the ceremony, bringing the room to tears. It was the first time Travis sang in public notably since suffering a crippling stroke in 2013.
Event producer and Travis’ manager Tony Conway says the support for Travis after his medical emergency is nothing short of amazing. “We’re thrilled to have all of these artists come out and pay tribute to him,” Conway says. Additional acts include Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, The Randy Travis Band and more.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Travis’ nonprofit organization the Randy Travis Foundation, which raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation efforts.