Frisco, Texas, was the place to be this weekend as some of country music’s biggest stars took part in the Off The Rails Country Music Fest. Ashley Monroe, Chris Young, Eric Church, Blake Shelton and more performed throughout the two-day event, but it was a surprise guest that had everyone talking.
At the end of Blake Shelton’s Saturday set, Shelton walked out on the stage holding the hand of 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Randy Travis. You tell me miracles can’t happen…you’re looking at one right here, man,” Shelton said of Travis. “This is one of my heroes, and it ought to be one of your heroes. Thank you so much for being here tonight, Randy. We all love you.”
Randy Travis attended both days of the festival “…to hear live music and of course see his friends,” the singer’s manager told Country Rebel. “Blake saw Randy backstage and invited him out during his performance to acknowledge his presence and the newest member in the Country Music Hall of Fame.”
Blake Shelton took to Twitter late Saturday night to thank Randy Travis for making the night special.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 24, 2016
According to social media posts from festival attendees who witnessed the memorable moment, Shelton closed out his concert by dedicating his hit song “God Gave Me You” to Travis. In addition to appearing with Blake Shelton, Travis spent the weekend greeting fans and posing for photos with concert-goers and fellow artists such as Chris Young and Blake Shelton.
Watch the moment Blake Shelton escorted Randy Travis on stage in the video below.