Is Carrie Underwood Planning a Surprise Appearance at Tonight’s Randy Travis Tribute Concert? Here’s What We Know (Full Disclosure: Not Much)

Is Carrie Underwood Planning a Surprise Appearance at Tonight’s Randy Travis Tribute Concert? Here’s What We Know (Full Disclosure: Not Much)

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is tonight (Feb. 8) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and it features more than 30 performers, including Garth Brooks, 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, Josh Turner, Rudy Gatlin, John Conlee, Daily & Vincent, Jan Howard, Jeannie Seely, Riders in the Sky and Charles Esten.

One notable name absent from the lineup is Carrie Underwood, who is a well-known Randy Travis fan and friend. In fact, Randy was the one who surprised Carrie with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Carrie and Randy also joined forces for a duet on American Idol in 2009.

Could Carrie be planning a surprise appearance of her own tonight? Here’s what we know.

Carrie has not been mentioned in any of the press releases surrounding the event, however, her name came up in a quote from Kane Brown to his Sony label on Feb. 6: “I’m a huge Randy Travis fan and it’s awesome being on this tribute. Getting to play Bridgestone and then hearing all the other artists that’s gonna be on stage, Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, just to be in that line up with those people, means the world to me and that Randy would even ask me to do it with him.”

Now, Kane could have just made an honest mistake and mentioned Carrie’s name by accident, or he may have let the cat out of the bag. One additional fun fact: both Kane and Carrie’s record labels—RCA Nashville and Arista Nashville, respectively—are under the Sony umbrella.

NCD will be covering the event tonight, so we’ll let you know if Carrie shows up.

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Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Congrats to Luke Combs – his song “Forever After All” is sitting at number-1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart!

This is Luke’s 11th consecutive number-1 song – and the 6th track off of his deluxe album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get to capture the top spot.

After hitting number-1 Luke says, “It’s pretty crazy having this song go number-1, being the sixth number-1 off this album. It’s incredible, and it’s all thanks to the fans. We have a really great team – from management, to label, to band and crew, and we’ve been lucky that country radio has embraced us, which means the world to me. I’m forever grateful to everybody that’s helped get my songs out there. I just wanna say thanks to everybody, and I never take it for granted.”

Photo Credit: Zack Massey