One decade after Randy Travis spent weeks fighting for his life following a stroke triggered by a rare form of heart failure, the country music community is gathering to celebrate him.
Outback Presents revealed plans for a Randy Travis tribute concert on Tuesday. ‘A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis - 1 Night, 1 Place, 1 Time’ is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena in Huntsville, Alabama.
“It is such a pleasure to have even a small part in an event that celebrates the accomplished life and career of Randy Travis,” says David Lower, Booking Manager at Outback Presents. “The fans in Huntsville have such a love of country music and have been so supportive of the artists we have brought to town; this is sure to be another sold-out concert!”
While the singer’s mind is sharp, his speech is typically limited to two or three broken words at a time, and he often uses a wheelchair or cane. Travis sings but is largely unable to perform. On October 24, he doesn’t have to. A slew of yet-to-be-named country artists will travel to Alabama to honor the Country Music Hall of Famer with a selection of his 23 No. 1 songs. Outback will announce the participating singers in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to be able to come to Huntsville, Alabama for our ‘A HEROES & FRIENDS TRIBUTE TO RANDY TRAVIS,’” said Randy Travis’ manager Tony Conway. “This will be an unforgettable night with many of Randy’s superstar friends singing his biggest hits. Be sure to attend this very special concert with Randy Travis.”
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Randy Travis Foundation. The foundation is focused on stroke and aphasia awareness and supporting music education in schools.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 4 at 10 a.m. CT at the Von Braun Center box office as well as ticketmaster.com and randytravis.com.