Some of the biggest names in country music gathered to celebrate the career of the music icon and his lasting impact on the genre at the event rightfully coined 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis. In addition to Tritt, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Josh Turner, and many other took the stage.
“I just wanna say one thing before I get started on this song,” said Tritt prior to his performance. “Randy Travis opened up so many doors for all of us in the country music world…This man opened up the doors and got so many more people to listen to country music than had ever listened to it before…He sold more albums in country music than had ever been sold before.”
Tritt goes on to tell the story of when he first met the country singer back when they initially became “label mates” at Warner Brothers, conveying how “honored and privileged” he felt to be on the same label as someone as impactful on the country music world as him.
Once his speech wrapped up, Tritt delivered a killer cover of Travis’ 1991 hit “Better Class of Losers.” After his performance came to a close, Tritt left the stage to give Travis an emotional embrace.
You can watch the performance below.