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After suffering a stroke in 2013, Randy Travis has remained out of the spotlight so he can take time to recover. But in recent months, the “Forever and Ever, Amen” singer has started to make a few public appearances.
In April, Travis joined Blake Shelton for a surprise appearance on stage during the Off the Rails Country Music Fest.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Randy Travis,” Shelton said as he introduced the country legend to the crowd. “You tell me miracles can’t happen…you’re looking at one right here, man.“
Travis also joined Kenny Chesney on June 4 for a surprise duet of Travis’ hit song “Diggin’ Up Bones”. Although Travis’ ability to speak has been severely affected by his stroke and he wasn’t able to sing that well, you could tell from the smile on his face that he was having the time of his life.
During the opening night CMA Music Festival on June 9, Travis made yet another surprise appearance that ended up being one of the highlights of the night. Fans who came to watch Charlie Daniels‘ performance at the Nissan Stadium were pleasantly surprised when he welcomed Travis out on stage.
According to those in attendance, Travis earned a standing ovation from the audience. Although he didn’t speak to the crowd, he did wave, and also embraced Daniels in a hug before he walked off stage.
Travis’ appearance on stage was just one of many thrills Daniels had in store for his audience. He performed an electrifying set, which included his mega hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”.
You can watch a video below of Daniels performing his hit song during a televised appearance in 2009.
We’re happy to see that Travis is able to make some public appearances now! We continue to pray for his recovery.