“Randy stared death in the face, but death blinked. Today God’s proof of a miracle stands before you.”
It’s been a challenging three years for Randy Travis as he’s slowly recovered from the stroke that nearly killed him in 2013.Doctors are in shock that Travis survived the severe stroke that stole his ability to walk, his ability to speakand perhaps most tragically for the country star, his signature singing voice.
But on Sunday evening, his fans finally got to witnessa glimpse of that once again.
The 57-year-old was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside record producer Fred Foster and fiddler Charlie Daniels. As Randy took the podium to receive the honor, his wife, Mary Davis-Travis, stood by his side, speaking of the countless operations and procedures he’s undergone in his long recovery journey.
After numerous surgeries, six months in the hospital, and years of therapy, she couldn’t be more proud of the living miracle standing next to her.
“Randy stared death in the face, but death blinked,” shesaid. “Today God’s proof of a miracle stands before you.”
It was then that Randy gently grabbed the microphone from his wife and began singing a sweet rendition of “Amazing Grace” in his first public performance in three years. He can hardly form full sentences, but somehow he managed to muster up the energy to serenade the crowd with a songand it was truly breathtaking.
Though his voice wavered, his quiet courage did not.
Fellow country legends Dolly Parton, KrisKristofferson, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill were present for Travis’ much anticipated induction.Brooksstood next to Travis softly singing along, and his tearful reaction really says it all.
See Randy’sperformancefor yourself in the video captured by a fan below…
Randy Travis sings at Country Music Hall of Fame InductionIncredible. Watch this.
Randy Travis stunned people during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.
He can’t yet speak in full sentences, according to The Tennessean, but he sang “Amazing Grace” during the ceremony — about three years after a life-threatening stroke.
I remember riding in my dad’s blue Ford truck as a kid. We’d head out to my grandma’s farm in Belle Plaine. We’d listen to singers like Travis (LOVE Forever and Ever, Amen) and broadcasters like Paul Harvey.
Posted by Annette Lawless on Monday, October 17, 2016