Randy Travis Surprises Scotty McCreery at Billy Bob’s
No matter how good your Friday night was this weekend, it’s all but certain that Scotty McCreery had a better night. Last night was his first concert of 2017 and it was at the iconic Billy Bob’s Texas in Ft. Worth, Texas.
McCreery tells the story best in his own words from his Facebook post today: “Y’all won’t believe this…45 minutes before my show last night at Billy Bob’s and there’s a knock on my bus door. My tour manager says, “Hey, Scotty come here,” so I walk up to the front of the bus, look out the window, and who is standing outside my door?! RANDY TRAVIS!!! He, his wife Mary and his family decided to ride over to the show and surprise me! Got to visit with them for a while before the show, and then they all sat on the side of the stage and watched the whole show!
The craziest thing about all of this though is five years ago before my first full solo show with my band, we had worked up ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ to sing. Right before that show however, for whatever reason we took the song out of our set list and never played it live over the years. But this year, we decided to put ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ back into the set list, and last night was my first time ever performing that song live. And who just happened to show up, surprise me, and watch the whole show from the side of the stage?! Randy Travis. I’d say that’s a God thing! Definitely one of the coolest moments of my career to date is singing that song live, and looking over to my right and seeing him smiling ear-to-ear, dancing, and singing along with us!”
McCreery performs at the Houston Arena in Houston, Texas. He will see Travis again soon when he performs as part of the star-studded “Heroes and Friends: A Tribute to Randy Travis” event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Feb. 8th MainPhoto (left to right): Randy Travis, Scotty McCreery, and Mary Travis