Kane Brown Surprised by Randy Travis at 2023 ACM Honors

At the 2023 ACM Honors on Monday night (Sept. 18), Kane Brown got one of the night's most memorable awards and a shocking surprise.

Brown received his ACM International Award directly from Randy Travis, who unexpectedly made an appearance on stage.

Brown received the special award in honor of his contribution to the expansion of country music on a global scale.

Travis extended a specific connection they've enjoyed for many years by joining his wife Mary at the young superstar's momentous occasion.

Mary spoke about how Travis shocked Brown on a radio visit early in his career as she and Travis entered the stage.

Since then, they have been friends. When she asked Travis to announce the award, he thoughtfully said, "Kane Brown!" The spectators laughed.

Performing an acoustic version of Brown's song "Like I Love Country Music" to honor the occasion, Lee Brice was also present to pay respect to Brown.

The event, which took place at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville on August 23, was simply one of the highlights of the 2023 ACM Honors.

The event, which broadcast on Fox on Monday, was moderated by Carly Pearce.