One of the best artists to ever grace the Grand Ole Opry stage will celebrate 25 years as a member on October 4th. Randy Travis is not only one of the best Country Music has had, he is also one of the most respected.if there is ever a night to try to get tickets to be at The Ryman, may I suggest this is it.According to, there will be some major stars in attendance to help celebrate!

In addition to Travis, those appearing include Carrie Underwood, John Anderson, Josh Turner, Gene Watson, Connie Smith, Joe Stampley and more. Several performances from the night’s show will be part of an episode of “Opry Live” scheduled to premiere on GAC: Great American Country on Sat., Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Central.

A Legend And Teacher'

Fans of American Idol might recall that Randy Travis was once a guest mentor for the contestants and for good reason. Randy has had an interesting rise to fame and some hurdles both professionally and personally.One of the people in charge at the Grand Ole Opry says:

“Randy’s impact on country music over the past 25 years is evident both in the array of celebrated artists who have joined him on this acclaimed anniversary album as well those who will be accompanying him on the Opry stage next month. It will be a great show, celebrating the legacy of a truly special artist.”

I am a fan of many of his song but I would have to say that "1982" is my favorite.