CMT's 2021 Artists of the Year Special paid a big tribute to a country music legend, Randy Travis. Last night Travis was presented with the prestigious, Artist of a Lifetime honor. Only five other artists have received this huge accolade; Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard.
Garth Brooks along with many others paid tribute to Randy. Kane Brown who was also being honored last night as "Artist of the Year" used his stage time to honor Randy as well with a performance of "Three Wooden Crosses."
Jon Pardi got the surprise of a lifetime while taping a tribute to one of his musical heroes, Randy Travis! As Pardi was recording, in comes the one and only Randy Travis! Pardi even got chocked up trying to explain just how much of an influence Randy has had on his family's life.