One of the greatest honors to be bestowed upon a country artist is induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
On Sunday, it was time for Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, and Fred Foster to take their place in the hallowed hall. It was a star-studded event as some of the genres biggest stars came out to honor the men. Trisha Yearwood, Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins, Brandy Clark, Jamey Johnson, Dolly Parton sang for the event. Other attendees included Brenda Lee, Vince Gill, Roy Clark, Ralph Emery, and Charlie Pride.
The event's most touching moment came when Garth Brooks inducted Randy Travis into the Hall of Fame. Travis's wife, Mary, took the podium and shared Randy's story and paid tribute to Randy's father who passed away one week ago.
"He was the spark that ignited the flame in Randy early on. We lost Harold this week. I guess he wanted to watch the ceremony from Heaven's window with his momma. I know I want to, and I think y'all want to thank Harold today for giving us Randy Travis and his music," Mary said as the crowd applauded.
As the ceremony concluded, Randy Travis took the microphone and sang 'Amazing Grace.' The crowd sang along until many were too overcome with tears to continue. As Randy finished the song, those in attendance gave him a standing ovation and cheered, making today's Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony one that will be talked about for years to come.
Watch the touching video below.
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