It’s been a tough six years for Randy Travis, but he’s finally getting back out on the road.
Randy was sidelined by a near-fatal stroke in 2013, which left him unable to perform and forced him to learn to walk and talk again. He’s made a few appearances here and there, but he still has trouble talking, and needs some help getting around. Well luckily, Randy is doing well enough now that he’s ready to head back out on tour.
At an event Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Randy and his wife Mary announced the 12-stop The Music of Randy Travis Tour. The tour will feature The Voice finalist James Dupré singing Randy’s hit songs along with the original Randy Travis Band. Randy himself will be making an appearance at each show, and VIP passes are available for people who want to meet the legend himself.
“We can’t tell you how excited we are to get back on the road again. That’s definitely a place where Randy felt most at home, is on that road and with his fans. That’s what brings him so much joy so it’s going to be a lot of fun…We’re so honored that James Dupré will come and serve as a stand-in. He delivers his music with the same depth and devotion and demeanor that Randy does.”
Man, it’s good to see Randy Travis is going to be back on the road, even if he’s not able to sing his own songs. Randy Travis is one of the most recognizable and quintessential country artists of all time, and country music lost a legendary voice when he was silenced. And while it won’t be Randy’s voice singing his songs, they’re songs that country music still needs to hear.
The Music of Randy Travis Tour kicks off October 16 in Indianapolis and runs through November 2.
The Music of Randy Travis Tour Dates:
Oct. 16 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Murat
Oct. 17 — Evansville, Ind. @ Victory Theatre
Oct. 18 — Macon, Ga. @ Macon Auditorium
Oct. 19 — Gulfport, Miss. @ Island View Casino
Oct. 23 — Augusta, Ga. @ The Bell
Oct. 24 — Spartanburg, S.C. @ Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 25 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Knoxville Auditorium
Oct. 26 — North Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena
Oct. 28 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 29 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Symphony Hall
Nov. 1 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ TBA
Nov. 2 — Green Bay, Wisc. @ Weidner Center
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