Country music fans and stars alike know that Randy Travis has been a country music pioneer since his debut in the '80s, continuing to have hit after hit for decades to come. But it took a massive tribute concert to bring that fact home to the humble star.
Scotty McCreery is back on the road after a short break, and he had "one of the coolest moments of my career" on Friday night (Jan. 27) when Randy Travis dropped in unannounced at his first performance of 2017 ... when he just happened to be playing one of Travis' songs.
Now more than ever Randy Travis understands the importance of music, so when a friend and North Texas police officer lost everything — including his cherished guitar — in a house fire, he was eager to help.
In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.