Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was the place to be Wednesday evening as dozen of country music stars along with thousands of fans gathered to honor Randy Travis.
The 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis was quite possibly one of the most anticipated events of the year. Stars such as Chris Young, Mark Chesnutt, Neal McCoy, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Josh Turner, and more took their turns on the stage singing songs that had either been previously recorded by Randy or were special to him.
In 2013, Travis suffered a near-fatal stroke that left him unable to walk or speak. In the 3 years since his stroke, Travis has worked hard to regain mobility and ability to communicate. The country music industry has encouraged and supported him on his recovery journey, as proven at tonight’s tribute concert.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will go toward the Randy Travis Foundation, which works to raise money for stroke research and rehab for patients.
One of our favorite performances of the night came from Alison Krauss. The Grammy Award winning singer, with the help of fellow artist Jamey Johnson, delivered a stunning rendition of Randy Travis’ 1988 hit “Deeper Than The Holler” as Randy Travis and his wife Mary watched the the side of the stage.
Watch Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson’s performance below.
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