Nashville’s 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis on Feb. 8 has added performances by Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy and Phil Vassar. More talent additions will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the Bridgestone Arena concert are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Bridgestone’s box office.
A portion of the proceeds will support stroke research and rehabilitation through the country legend’s nonprofit Randy Travis Foundation. In 2013, Travis suffered a massive stroke that nearly killed him and hospitalized him for more than five months.
Since then, Travis has made miraculous strides in his recovery. Toward the end of his Country Music Hall of Fame induction, Travis astounded the audience when he sang the chorus to “Amazing Grace.” He also sang the famous tagline to “Forever and Ever, Amen” during the 50th annual CMA Awards’ opening number in Nov. 2016.
The previously announced performers are Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, James Dupre, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Michael Ray, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Michael W. Smith, the Bellamy Brothers, the Randy Travis Band, Ricky Traywick, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Josh Turner.
Tucker’s publicist says the fractured L1 vertebrae and injured rib she sustained in a recent fall on her North American tour will not impact her scheduled appearance at the Travis tribute. Three shows in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Emporia, Kansas and Grant, Oklahoma have been rescheduled for Feb. 23, March 3 and May 6, respectively.
She is currently recovering in a Texas hospital and while this is a serious injury, Tucker will not have to undergo surgery. She has also been diagnosed with bronchitis and is receiving breathing treatments and physical therapy.