Press Release: Randy Travis Tribute Show
In case you have not heard, Nashville has been planning the event called, 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, which will be held on February 8, 2017 at Bridgestone Arena. While the star-studded lineup already in place was one that promised to be a night to remember, the announcement came today that even more artists have signed on to take a part in this historic event. Take a look at the press release below for the newest additions and notice that there are even more to come. Tickets are still available. This is one huge night in Nashville that you do not want to miss.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 27, 2017) – Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8, 2017, will be Chris Young, Chuck Wicks, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens and William Michael Morgan. Tickets for the highly anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.
Fans in attendance will get a chance to see many “special” moments including a duet with country crooners Mark Chesnutt and Daryle Singletary.
The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, will also feature performances from Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, James Dupre, Jeff Foxworthy, Montgomery Gentry, Ben Haggard, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Neal McCoy, 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, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Wynonna with more still to be announced.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.
"Randy and Mary Travis and I are extremely overwhelmed with the artists that are lending their talents for this special night. Once they found out that Randy needed help to fund the Randy Travis Foundation everyone started calling. Funds going into the foundation will help fund numerous stroke research and rehabilitation programs. This will only be one night, one time, and one place and will never happen again. Over 30 artists have confirmed so far. They will perform with Randy’s band as well as join Randy in his first public performance since his life-altering stroke. We are prepared for there not to be a dry eye in the house," said producer of the event and Travis’ manager, Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group/Ontourage Management.
In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.
1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group/Ontourage Management, Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.
About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 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” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have 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. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.
About Chris Young
With five albums to his credit, GRAMMY® nominee Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, and fifteen Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and his most recent No. 1,“Think Of You,” the Grammy and CMA nominated duet with Cassadee Pope and fastest-rising single of Young’s career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also includes the new single, “Sober Saturday Night” featuring Vince Gill and the PLATINUM certified, three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. An international ambassador for country music, Chris has performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and beyond and will return to the UK in early 2017. Beginning in April he’ll join as special guest for Jason Aldean: They Don’t Know Tour with 33 shows from coast-to-coast. For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit chrisyoungcountry.com.
About Chuck Wicks
Chuck Wicks is a recording artist, songwriter, and co-host of Cumulus Radio’s successful syndicated morning show, “Ty, Kelly & Chuck.” He put out his second full-length album Turning Point, in 2015 and recently announced his second single, “Whole Damn Thing,” will come out in the spring of 2017.
Turning Point follows Wicks' 2008 RCA debut Starting Now, whose first single "Stealing Cinderella” tallied 52 adds in its first week and helped power the album to No. 7. A run of successful follow-ups came in quick succession, including "All I Ever Wanted," "Man Of The House," "Hold That Thought" and "Old School," which settled for 15 consecutive weeks in the GAC Top 20 Countdown.
Most recently, Chuck was named one of GQ Magazine’s “best dressed” on the 2015 CMA red carpet, honored as a 2016 Susan G. Komen “Pink Tie Guy” for his work in raising money and awareness for breast cancer, and competed in his first Half Iron Man Triathlon (May 2016). He continues to appear on television — playing himself on episodes of Nashville (ABC), hunting big game on a variety of shows on the Outdoor Channel. Chuck invests his time supporting wildlife conservation through the Rocky Mountain Elk Society.
For more about Chuck Wicks, please visit chuckwicks.com.
About Daryle Singletary
Hardcore country traditionalist, Daryle Singletary, has built a career based on musical integrity. Daryle Singletary earned his notoriety for country authenticity with such unforgettable hits as “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” On past albums, some of the greatest talents in his industry have lined up to sing with Daryle, including the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and Rhonda Vincent. Daryle is from rural Georgia. His father is a retired postmaster and his mother is a hair dresser. They sang gospel music on weekends. By the time he reached his teens, Daryle was a rabid country music fan, enthralled by the sounds of Keith Whitley and his all-time favorite, Randy Travis.
After members of the Randy Travis band heard Daryle sing at The Broken Spoke in Nashville, they urged the star to listen, too. With Randy Travis as his co-producer, Daryle Singletary issued his debut album on Giant Records in 1995. It included the career-launching singles “I’m Living Up to Her Low Expectations,” “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun” and “Workin’ It Out.” Singletary continues to tour over 100 days a year bringing traditional Country music to his fans worldwide.
About Mark Chesnutt
A native of Beaumont, Texas, traditional-minded classic country singer Mark Chesnutt began his run up the charts in 1990 with “Too Cold At Home,” and followed that initial hit up with blockbuster 90s favorites such as “Brother Jukebox,” “Let It Rain,” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” Along the way, he has earned one Gold album and four Platinum albums. He has been nominated for several industry awards, and has a CMA trophy to his credit – the 1993 Vocal Event of the Year prize for “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” a hit for The Possum, George Jones. Chesnutt continues to be a touring favorite, with close to 175 dates on his calendar – which is booked well into the beginning of 2017. For more information on Mark Chesnutt, please visit markchesnutt.com.
About Paul Overstreet
Paul Overstreet is an iconic American songwriter. He came to Nashville at age 18, took a band on the road, until someone saw potential in his writing and offered him a publishing deal. That was a good thing, for Overstreet’s writing and co-writing have fueled many great careers. His first being George Jones', “Same Ole Me”. Then, a young man with a voice that would send a shockwave thru the core of Country Music, named Randy Travis, would sing “On the Other Hand”, “Forever and Ever, Amen”, “Diggin Up Bones”, “Deeper Than the Holler”, and “No Place Like Home” and that was a great start. To follow? Artists Tanya Tucker topped the charts with One Love at a Time and My Arms Stay Open All Night and then teamed up with Paul Davis and Overstreet with the #1 hit," I Won't Take Less Than Your Love”, other number ones included Michael Martin Murphy’s “Long Line of Love”, The Forester Sisters “I Fell in Love Again Last Night”, then Overstreet hit the charts himself as an artist in the group SKO and as a solo artist with songs like the #1 “Daddy’s Come Around (to Mama’s Way of Thinkin’), “Seein My Father in Me”, “Heroes”, “All The Fun” and others. Then, the late Keith Whitley, and after him, Alison Kraus, recorded "When You Say Nothing at All", that song was released in the major motion picture, “Notting Hill”, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. It was also been released on the movie soundtrack, sung by the UK artist, Ronan Keating in the European Pop group Boyzone. The Judds sang "Love Can Build A Bridge" and Kenny Chesney belted out “She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy”, and Blake Shelton really made the #1 song, "Some Beach" his own and also, just recently, cut “Doin’ It To Country Songs” (featuring the Oak Ridge Boys). Overstreet has had other songs recorded by Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, as well as Glen Campbell, Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis, Travis Tritt, The Forester Sisters, Marie Osmond, and others. Paul has been awarded two Grammys for Best Country Song of the Year, 2 CMA and 2 ACM for Song of the Year, was BMI Songwriter of the Year for 5 years, inducted into the NSAI Songwriters Hall of Fame, is a current nominee for the Songwriters Hall of Fame in NY and was recently honored at the Poets and Prophets Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame for his contribution to Country Music.
As Paul accepted the Grammy Award, for Best Country Song, “Forever and Ever Amen” he said, “I’d like to thank the Lord Jesus for all the changes He’s made in my life and for giving me a cowriter like Don Schlitz. And Randy Travis, if it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t be up here”.
Recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You need To Know,” Shane Owens has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit ShaneOwensCountry.com.
William Michael Morgan
The New York Times declares “…in the emergent field of gentleman country — an antidote to the bros of the last few years — William Michael Morgan stands tall.” The praise continues, referring to VINYL as a “sturdy, reflective debut album….a throwback to the temperate wisdom of midcareer George Strait.” The record, which opened in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, has landed him on countless year-end best album lists, including Rolling Stone, iTunes and Saving Country Music along with top song of the year nods from Billboard and NPR for his breakout mega-hit “I Met A Girl.” The song topped Country Radio charts and SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Top 45 Countdown and has garnered over half a billion audience impressions, including over 20 million on-demand streams. The 23-year-old Vicksburg, MS native will join country music stars Lee Brice and Justin Moore on the “American Made” Tour with dates starting in January.
For more information and tour dates, please visit williammichaelmorgan.com / follow William Michael Morgan on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.