Remember when Randy Travis was joined by fellow country artists in an emotional gospel medley last year? Well, let’s relive this wonderful and tear-jerking performance from these great artists.
A Tribute to an Icon
Around 30 country artists joined together in a tribute concert to honor country music icon, Randy Travis, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on February 8, 2017.
Joining Travis onstage are Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery, Alison Krauss, Kane Brown, and Chris Young among many others. The artists together with the icon himself performed a moving gospel medley of “Amazing Grace,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
Before the start of the performance, Travis’ wife, Mary, assisted her country crooner husband and shared a few words. Travis then kicked off by singing “Amazing Grace.” He was later joined in by a star-studded lineup. To note, this has been one of the most dynamic performances we’ve seen from Travis since 2013 prior to his stroke incident.
A Miracle for Travis
Taking into consideration, it is fully remembered that it has been over three years when the doctors advised Mary to pull the plug on Travis following his stroke. They have warned her that if ever he survives it, he would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. However, Mary refused, and thankfully, we are now celebrating a miracle of God.
While swarmed by a stage full of artists, there is no denying that Travis was the star of the show. This was his first in three years to have sung a song from start to end in a show. Travis singing “Amazing Grace” was indeed a great testimony that whatever life may bring us, there will always be a miracle from up above.
However, the show did not just end with that gospel tune. He then sang another tear-jerking song in a lively rendition of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Again, he was then followed by the other artists closing the tribute concert, which lasted for almost four hours.
Prior to these, the tribute concert featured performances from the artists to celebrate the Travis’ life. They rendered a variety of different songs from the country icon. The performances were all great, and their dedication to the legend was deeply heartfelt.
Heartfelt Tributes from Fellow Artists
Before performing Travis’ famous hit, “Forever and Ever, Amen,” Garth Brooks shared his good thoughts about Travis.
“There isn’t anybody in country music today or in the last 20 years that doesn’t owe their career to Randy Travis. You totally saved this music and this format…Anything you ever need from me Hoss, it would be an honor to do. I just love you to pieces.”
In addition, one of the standout performances of the night includes Ben Haggard’s (Son of Merle Haggard) performance of his father’s “Are the Good Times Really Over.” Ben sang this Merle Haggard song as requested by Travis himself. Also, Josh Turner’s rendition of “Three Wooden Crosses” was also brilliant and spot on.
Moreover, in honor of Randy Travis, the governor of Tenessee, Bill Haslam, conferred Travis a plaque officially naming February 8 Stroke Awareness Day in Tennessee.
Watch the moving performance of Randy Travis together with other country superstars:
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