Scotty McCreery had an unforgettable surprise on Friday night (Jan. 27) before his first concert of the year at the iconic Billy Bob’s Texas in Ft. Worth. Less than an hour before Scotty was set to take the stage, recent Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis and his wife, Mary, made a surprise visit to Scotty’s tour bus.
Scotty posted an account of meeting on Facebook on Saturday (Jan. 28).
“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!”
Scotty and Randy will cross paths again in Nashville on Feb. 8 as Scotty performs at Heroes and Friends: A Tribute to Randy Travis at Bridgestone Arena.
Watch Scotty perform “Forever and Ever, Amen” at Billy Bob’s courtesy of Delana Rhodes’ YouTube account.