Randy Travis sang again on Sunday – just after Garth Brooks inducted him into The Country Music Hall of Fame.
Travis nearly died in 2013 when he suffered a life-threatening stoke as the result of a viral infection in his heart. Doctors had little hope for survival, but today, Travis is able to walk, and he’s working to improve his speech. He can’t yet speak sentences, but he can sing “Amazing Grace.” Travis’ wife Mary Davis-Travis asked the guests at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony to stand and sing with Travis. The emotional moment was the highlight of many standout moments from ceremony.
Travis and fellow North Carolina natives Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster were inducted into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday evening in a ceremony at the Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater.
The Country Music Association created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to trumpet the genre’s most beloved members and preserve their legacy. Performers, including Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson, sang songs pivotal to the career of each inductee before the men were officially anointed as members.