Randy Travis, who has been a veteran musician in both country and Christian music, will be appearing at the STARS BEHIND THE STARS in support of the families of slain Dallas police officers. Returning back to health after suffering in 2013, this is one of the few rare public occasions Travis will attend.
Following his stroke in 2013, and despite physical therapy, Travis has been unable to sing or speak and has difficulty walking, having to rely on a cane. As of November 2014, he was slowly recovering, and could walk short distances without assistance and was relearning how to write and play the guitar, according to his then-fiancée Mary Davis.
In support of the STARS BEHIND THE STARS concert, Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown,Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell,Mickey Gilley and Moe Bandy will also travel from Nashville and beyond to perform. The concert will take place at the world-famous Billy Bob's Texas Wednesday, July 27. Tickets ($10 General Admission, $20 Reserve) will go on sale Monday, July 18 at 8 a.m. CT. Doors will open at 5 p.m. CT. Click here to purchase tickets before this star-studded event sells out.
STARS BEHIND THE STARS will donate 100% of all proceeds to Dallas Police Association's Assist the Officer Foundation. The Assist the Officer Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to an officer's family in the event of the death of an active officer.
The event is produced by Kirt Webster and Scott Adkins of Nashville-based Webster Public Relations in association with Concho Minick of Billy Bob's Texas. Billy Bob's Texas is donating the facility and providing staffing and marketing for the event. Advanced Aviation Team will provide private charter airfare to make it possible for artists to travel and participate in STARS BEHIND THE STARS.
STARS BEHIND THE STARS has partnered with Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth to be the official radio partner of the event. 99.5 The Wolf (KPLX-FM), 1310/96.7 FM The Ticket (KTCK-FM), 820 WBAP-AM, their other 4 stations will all participate in creating awareness for this event and the Assist the Officer Foundation.
T.G. Sheppard will serve as host and performer and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band will provide their talent to back all of the artists. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band members include Mitchell Smithey, Wes Taylor, Charlie Shearer, Scott Moody, Curtis Randall, John Martinez, Angie McWhirter, Kyle Harris and Shawnda Rains.