It’s been a long road of recovery for country star Randy Travis after a 2013 stroke nearly took his life. And, Sunday Randy Travis proved that miracles do happen when he sang for the first time in three years.
Travis was formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday evening along with fiddler Charlie Daniels and record producer Fred Foster. 57-year old Travis brought the crowd to tears when he took the microphone from his wife and began singing ‘Amazing Grace.’ At first the crowd joined in then went silent as they listened to the legendary artist sing.
Not only is it a miracle that Randy Travis is alive, but that he can sing. He still struggles to form sentences, but somehow can sing the verse of a song.
Fellow artists including Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, and Vince Gill were on hand to honor the inductees. But, it was Garth Brooks who stood on stage with Randy while he sang. Brooks’ tearful reaction to hearing Randy’s voice again was caught on camera and captured what all of us felt when we heard it.
During the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony, Travis was honored for being the first country artist whose debut album (“Storms of Life”) went platinum in its first year. He opened the door for other singers like Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Garth Brooks in the early ’90s.
Alan Jackson performed “On the Other Hand” and took a few moments to share some of his memories of touring with Randy Travis and compared the singer to Elvis.
“When he sang, the women were screaming and fainting, and it was crazy,” Jackson said. “I loved it. Someone singing real country music and having that effect and selling all those records, it just made me so happy.”
Watch the tear-jerking moment when Randy Travis sang ‘Amazing Grace’ in the video below.
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