Garth Brooks Added to Randy Travis Tribute Concert Lineup
In October, Garth Brooks helped induct Randy Travis into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and now, on Feb. 8, the country superstar will join together with a bevy of other artists for the 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis concert.
Concert organizers announced on Thursday (Feb. 2) that Brooks has joined the star-studded lineup for the upcoming Travis tribute show, which is scheduled to take place on Feb. 8 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. In a press release, Travis himself calls Brooks "an amazing artist who always entertains everyone in the house," and says that he is "humbled by his involvement" in the event.
In addition to Brooks, artists set to take the stage during 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time. include Chris Young, Chuck Wicks, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens, Mark Chesnutt, Daryle Singletary, William Michael Morgan, Travis Tritt, Kane Brown, James Dupre, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, the Bellamy Brothers, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Michael Ray, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, the Randy Travis Band, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Wynonna Judd, Phil Vassar, Alison Krauss, Neal McCoy, Ben Haggard and comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The press release reports that even more acts are still to be announced.
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“It’s amazing to see the support that Randy has received from the music industry since his stroke [in 2013],” says Travis’ manager, Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment, who is producing the concert alongside Travis’ wife Mary, Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc.’s Mike Smardak and Webster and Associates’ Kirt Webster. “We’re thrilled to have all of these artists come out and pay tribute to him.”
Tickets for 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis are available now. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Randy Travis Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.
Since his stroke, Travis has been largely unable to speak or sing. However, at a private funeral in early February of 2016 and his Country Music Hall of Fame induction in mid-October of 2016, Travis surprised those in attendance by singing a bit of “Amazing Grace;” he also took part in the opening medley at the 2016 CMA Awards, and has made numerous appearances at concerts and other events.
The 2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year, Brooks released The Ultimate Collection, a new box set, in early November; that month, additionally, Brooks and Yearwood released a holiday duets record, and Brooks dropped a new album, Gunslinger. Brooks is currently out on the road on his World Tour.
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