NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 9, 2017) – 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis was a star-studded event enjoyed by a sold-out crowd.The concert featured performances from over 40 artists including Tanya Tucker singing Travis favorite “I Told You So,” The Bellamy Brothers singing “Diggin’ Up Bones” and a special rendition of “Forever and Ever, Amen” from Garth Brooks.
Nashville Mayor Megan Berry made a special appearance during the show with a proclamation announcing the day as Randy Travis Day in the city of Nashville.
The Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam showed up to wish Randy well and honor the adopted Tennessean by declaring the day Stroke Awareness Day.
Other special performances included a Grand Ole Opry Moment featuring John Conlee, Dailey & Vincent, Rudy Gatlin, Jan Howard, Riders in the Sky and Jeannie Seely. The group came together on stage to perform “I’ll Fly Away.”
The end of the show featured a performance by Travis himself. With the all-star lineup, Randy Travis sang “Amazing Grace” and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”
A portion of the proceeds are to go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides support for victims of strokes and cardiovascular diseases as well as arts and entertainment education for at-risk children.For more information, visit www.randytravisfoundation.org.
1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis was produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group/Ontourage Management, Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.
About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.