Country singer Randy Travis has managed to find his distinctive voice, more than three years after a stroke nearly killed him. His rendition of “Amazing Grace” during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, left the audience in tears.
The Grammy-winning baritone singer experienced a near-death stroke in 2013. Mary Davis-Travis, his wife, spoke about the numerous procedures and surgeries he went through, including a six-month hospital stay.
“Randy stared death in the face, but death blinked,” Mary said. “Today God’s proof of a miracle stands before you.”
Fellow artists including Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and more honored the three inductees (Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster) with musical tributes.
It was Travis’ heart-wrenching singing that brought a stunned silence and tears to the crowd. Randy has spent years in rehab to be able to speak again.