Even Randy Travis has friends in low places.
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks has added his name to the luminous list of country stars who are taking part in Randy’s tribute concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 8.
Garth joins the stellar lineup for the concert—titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis—that already includes Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Michael Ray, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, The Randy Travis Band, Tanya Tucker, Kane Brown, James Dupre, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, The Bellamy Brothers, Ricky Traywick and Chris Young, Chuck Wicks, Mark Chesnutt, Daryle Singletary, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens, William Michael Morgan and Josh Turner.
“Mary and I are so blessed to have amazing friends all over this industry,” said Randy in a statement. “Garth Brooks is an amazing artist who always entertains everyone in the house, I am humbled by his involvement.”
After suffering a massive stroke in 2013, Randy has made remarkable strides toward recovery, recently singing “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in October as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November. A portion of the proceeds of the tribute concert will go to the Randy Travis Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.