Randy Travis suffered a stroke three years ago due to complications of congestive heart failure. Surrounded by family, recovery was difficult as he regained mobility and learned to speak again, a word at a time. It was questionable whether the star would be able to sing, again but after giant baby steps, Randy sang “Amazing Grace” at a friend’s funeral. As an inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Travis again sang the beautiful rendition of the song.

Randy Travis makes a comeback with honors

The country music star Randy Travis has been recovering from congestive heart failure and a debilitating stroke for several years, amazing everyone with his strength and perseverance. With his wife Mary by his side every step of the way, the singer learned again to use some of his muscles, regain speech and to everyone’s amazement, some of his singing ability. As one of the inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame Awards, Randy sang a portion of “Amazing Grace” to a standing ovation of audience members.

Many were stunned, watched in tears and sang along in support of this amazing man. As she and good friend Garth Brooks helped Randy to his feet from his wheelchair, Mary delivered the acceptance speech for the star. Randy came to the podium with the assistance of Brad Paisley and Garth, a fellow Hall of Fame member who made the official induction.

Other stars nominated for special award

As a country music star, being nominated and inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honors to receive in the industry.

Randy Travis was nominated along with Charlies Daniels and producer-songwriter Fred Foster. Other stars there to support Randy and perform were Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks, among other great celebrities and performances. When Mary spoke on behalf of her husband, she stated that Randy stared death in the face throughout all his surgeries and recovery, proving that miracles are possible through their faith in God.

Congratulations to Randy Travis.

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