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A Texas Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis Announced For Nov 15th "Texas Is A Country Song"

Texas is honoring one of country music's greats.

Photo Credit: Robert Trachtenberg

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. The Lonestar state has also 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.

Today alongside Outback Presents and AEG Presentsm Randy and his wife Mary 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 country song," Mary told All Country News and other outlets today during a press conference. Randy and Mary have curated a group of Texas artists who have been touched and influenced by Randy and his decades worth of hits. "We will focus on the Texas artist," Mary continued. "There are so many great artists from here. We want to give those Texas artists a platform and just enjoy the way they sing Randy Travis music." While the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, Randy and Mary ensures the night will be complied of some of their favorite Texas acts they have seen over the past few years.

When asked about the impact that Randy has on the younger generation, the Travis' got emotional. "We hear from country artists we hear from soul artists we hear from rock artists. Randy just had a style and a presentation that reached a whole lot of genres of music. There is just something about the basic country music lyric and how you write it that connects," Mary told All Country News.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening also will be donated to the Randy Travis Foundation. The foundation is focused on stroke and aphasia awareness and supporting music education in schools.

New Music On The Way

The country icon also confirmed that a whole new album of songs that "didn't make the cut," are on the way soon! Travis' career long producer Kyle Lehning has complied a group of songs that according to Mary are "magic." While no official release date has been confirmed, knowing that it is on its way has us excited!

“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.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the Texas Trust CU Theatre box office as well as and

Even in his silence, Randy and his massive impact on the genre still speaks. Randy Travis and his music will live on Forever and Ever Amen.


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