A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis
On February 8th, 2017 over 30 artists gathered at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to honor country music great Randy Travis. One by one country music artists stepped on stage to pay tribute to Randy. Each took one of Travis's songs and added a touch of themselves to it, yet keeping true to the icon's classic country sound.
Many of the artists shared what Travis meant to them, how he influenced not only them but "...saved country music..." at a time when it needed it the most. They talked of how Travis's unique voice and true country roots showed them that country music was still alive and brought it back to the spot light again.
Randy, and his adoring wife Mary, sat side stage taking in all the performances. The couple held hands, laughed & cried at the amazing performances to honor Randy. This was also the first time since Randy's stroke that the Randy Travis Band had performed together.
At the end of the evening Mary & Randy made their way to center stage where Randy gave a "...mic check..." to the thrill of the crowd. His friends began to fill the stage as Randy lead the group in an incredibly moving rendition of "Amazing Grace" followed by an encore with "Will The Circle Be Unbroken".