Randy Travis Tribute Concert Slated for Feb. 8 in Nashville With Performances By Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Chris Janson, Tanya Tucker & More

Randy Travis Tribute Concert Slated for Feb. 8 in Nashville With Performances By Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Chris Janson, Tanya Tucker & More

2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis will be getting a tribute fit for a country king on Feb. 8, 2017, as a bevy of stars gather at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis.

The tribute concert will feature performances from Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Michael Ray, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, The Randy Travis Band, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

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.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. CT at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office.

 

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell