The lineup of songwriters and performers for a Randy Travis memorial concert in Huntsville includes hitmakers as well as some of the country music legend's favorite rising stars.
The performance will take place on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Huntsville's Von Braun Center and will feature performers performing Travis' classics.
"A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis - 1 Night, 1 Place, 1 Time" tickets can be purchased at the VBC box office or online at ticketmaster.com. Individual ticket costs range between $79 and $1,059. Outback is the event's sponsor.
Aaron Lewis, Ben Haggard, Craig Campbell, Darryl Worley, David Nail, Dennis Quaid, Jacob Tolliver, James Dupré, Jamie O'Neal, Jerrod Niemann, John Berry, Lee Roy Parnell, Lorrie Morgan, Shenandoah, T. Graham Brown, Taylor Hicks, Thompson Square, Tony Jackson, Grand Ole Opry Members, The Original Randy Travis Band, and surprise guests are among the performers for the evening.
The Randy Travis Foundation will receive a part of the event's revenues. The charity promotes stroke and aphasia awareness, as well as music instruction in schools.
Travis suffered a massive stroke in 2013, and his wife Mary discussed his condition. He was diagnosed with aphasia, which is brain impairment that makes it difficult to grasp or use words and causes difficulty speaking.
During the web article, Mary stated that she wanted her husband to know "that he made the music he did and that it still sounds good." And then to have tributes to you when you can't sing the song but someone else will, and some of the great musicians who do step in say, 'Hey, I want to be one of those who sing your music,' despite having a huge collection of their own music.
"But it's almost as if they're saying, 'I just want to spend this time and energy singing your songs because they changed my life.'"
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