Kane Brown paid tribute to Randy Travis during the CMT Artists of the Year by performing Travis’ big hit ‘Three Wooden Crosses.’ It meant a lot to Brown, who has idolized Randy all his life.
They first met when Brown was singing ‘Three Wooden Crosses’ at a radio station, and Randy Travis surprised him. He was so shocked he couldn’t finish the song.
Kane Brown’s official tribute was his chance to redeem himself. As his performance started, an image of a night sky full of stars appeared behind him, and a full band played along with him.
He held the mic close to his mouth and sang softly and sweetly. Colorful lights slowly danced around the stage. Kane’s voice was full of passion as he paid tribute to his hero and friend.
A smile crept on Kane’s face as Randy and his wife Mary watched from their seats. Both of them had proud looks on their faces while they bobbed their heads to the music.
‘Three Wooden Crosses’ was Travis’ 16th No. 1 single. Everyone in the audience was singing along with Kane Brown and his phenomenal performance. Randy Travis wasn’t mouthing the words, but his wife was.
It was a perfect tribute to the legendary Country Music Hall of Famer. Kane Brown sang amazingly, and the crowd cheered when he finished.