Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis has still not regained his ability to perform, but a unique undertaking has been launched to bring both Randy Travis and his songs back to live audiences. In partnership with Outback Presents, 12 dates have been announced for “The Music of Randy Travis Tour.” The tour will feature appearances by Randy Travis himself, and country singer and his co-star in the movie The Price, James Dupré, singing Randy’s songs. James Dupré played the son of a country singer played by Randy Travis in The Price.
James Dupré will be backed by the long-time touring band of Randy Travis consisting of Steve Hinson, David Johnson, Lance Dary, Bill Cook, Joe Van Dyke and Herb Shucher, along with longtime tour manager Jeff Davis. The band will perform all of Randy’s 16 No. 1 hits including “On The Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses.” VIP packages will also be available to meet Randy Travis in person.
“We are incredibly excited to be back on the road and give Randy’s fans a chance to hear his music live again, and who better to sing his many hits than James Dupré?” says Randy’s wife, Mary Davis.
Randy Travis suffered a stroke along with other health ailments in 2013 that left him unable to speak or sing. Over the years he has gained some abilities, but still not enough to perform. Randy Travis continues to make efforts to be a part of the country music community despite his health issues, regularly making surprise appearances at concerts and country music functions. Randy Travis recently released a new biography titled Forever And Ever, Amen, and a new song called “Lead Me Home.” Don’t be surprised if additional dates for this new tour surface if the first leg is successful.
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, Wis. – Weidner Center