Outback Presents and AEG Presents are proud to announce ‘A Texas Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis – 1 Night, 1 Place, 1 Time’ coming to the Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Texas is a state that has been close to Randy Travis’ heart since he was a boy, learning about the Cowboy lifestyle from his father in rural North Carolina. Getting started in country music, he always had a special connection with Texas fans and primarily resided in nearby New Mexico in the ‘90s. In the 2010s, Randy and his wife, Mary, moved to a ranch in the larger Dallas-Fort Worth area where they now call home and have had a deep-rooted relationship with the Lone Star State, its culture and its music ever since. Texas has had an integral role in the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s recovery since his 2013 stroke, providing a safe and supportive haven within the thriving Texas music scene.
The night will be filled with many of Randy’s twenty-three global # 1 hits being performed live by some of his musical ‘Heroes and Friends’ specifically from or greatly associated with Texas and its’ incredible music scene. 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.
“Randy Travis’ imprint on Country music is transcendent and artists who have followed in his footsteps continuously ask how they can pay tribute to and be around him. His light shines bright and he is still a force to be reckoned with as a champion for Country music and our community. We have no doubt that Texans will show up in mass to celebrate his indelible career!” said Tony Conway, Randy Travis’ manager.
“Outback Presents is proud to partner, once again, with Conway Entertainment Group to salute one of the great artists of our time, Randy Travis. We have a long history of producing successful and heartfelt tribute concerts and, along with AEG Presents, we are excited to give Texas a chance to honor one of their adopted sons,” said Mike Smardak, President of Outback Presents.
Artists participating in this event will be announced shortly so please keep checking Artist, Venue and AXS websites for updates.
About Randy Travis:
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors: “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 23 No. 1 singles, 31 Top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit.
Four of his albums are Gold Records. Four are Platinum. One has gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. In 2017, Randy was honored with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds™ Nashville. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing. With the help of author Ken Abraham, he released his critically-acclaimed memoir in 2019, Forever and Ever, Amen. In 2021 CMT named Randy the CMT Artist of a Lifetime and in 2022 the country music icon released his award-winning documentary “More Life.” For more information please visit randytravis.com.
About the Randy Travis Foundation:
The Randy Travis Foundation is a charity dedicated to raising awareness for stroke and aphasia and providing arts and music enrichment for children. The two-part purpose connects a diverse group of people to support stroke survivors, encourage research for stroke and aphasia prevention along with providing opportunities for at-risk children to participate in arts and music programs. The foundation’s mission is to serve those affected by strokes and aphasia by facilitating research and support for individuals affected by the condition along with creating opportunities for involvement in enrichment programs for children. For more info, please visit randytravisfoundation.org.
About Outback Presents:
Outback Presents is the leading independent, full-service promoter of live entertainment. From their home base in Nashville, Tennessee, Outback Presents specializes in producing music and comedy shows, tours, and festivals across North America and connecting their diverse roster of artists with their fans. They have a long history of producing monumental arena-sized tribute shows for artists like Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Michael W. Smith, Ronnie Milsap and more. For more information, visit outbackpresents.com.