Back in 2016, Brown was singing “Three Wooden Crosses” on a radio show when Travis stopped by and surprised him mid-performance. Brown’s reaction was priceless, to say the least.
Since then, Brown has continued to honor Travis at events such as the Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis in 2017 and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s BIG NIGHT (At the Museum) in 2020.
More recently, Brown joined forces with the country trio Restless Road to share a mashup of some of Travis’ biggest hits.
The members of Restless Road and Brown go way back. Two of the members, Zach Beeken and Colton Pack, met Brown when they all auditioned for The X Factor in 2013.
Beeken and Pack originally performed as solo artists, but were later encouraged to join Andrew Scholz to form a trio. That’s how Restless Road came to be, and they ended up placing fourth on their season of The X Factor.
Scholz has since left the group, and now its members are Beeken, Pack, and Garrett Nichols. They released their debut EP in 2020, which included a collaboration with Brown titled “Take Me Home.”
Fans already knew that Brown and Restless Road worked well together. But if you need any additional proof of their chemistry, check out their Randy Travis mashup.
The short clip shows Brown and Restless Road singing three of Travis’ most iconic songs. They included Brown’s favorite, “Three Wooden Crosses,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” and “Deeper Than the Holler.”
Restless Road addressed Travis in the video’s caption, writing, “thank you for being an inspiration and paving the way for guys like us.”
Fans loved the mashup…and there were requests for Brown and Restless Road to record full-length covers of Travis’ songs. Hopefully they’ll be able to do that one day!
In the meantime, enjoy their mashup video below. It always makes us happy to hear today’s country stars sharing songs from artists who came before them.