The Grand Ole Opry will honor Randy Travis as he celebrates 25 years in country music and as an Opry member on October 4. Randy will perform and also be honored by fellow artists who appear with him on his new duet album, Anniversary Celebration. Carrie Underwood, John Anderson, Josh Turner, Gene Watson, Connie Smith and Joe Stampley are among the artists scheduled to appear. Several performances from the night’s show will be part of an episode of Opry Live which will air on GAC on October 15 at 9/8 CT.
“Randy’s impact on country music over the past 25 years is evident both in the array of celebrated artists who have joined him on this acclaimed anniversary album as well those who will be accompanying him on the Opry stage next month,” Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager said. “It will be a great show, celebrating the legacy of a truly special artist.”
“It is a great honor to join the Opry, GAC, and the many wonderful artists who have become friends in helping me celebrate 25 years of music, Randy said. “I am thankful for you and all the fans of country music.”
In Randy’s 25-year career, he has sold more than 20 million records, had 18 No. 1 singles, won seven GRAMMY Awards, 10 ACM Awards, 10 American Music Awards, eight Dove Awards and five CMA Awards among others. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.