Randy Travis sang his way into the Country Music Hall of Fame with a crowd-stunning rendition of “Amazing Grace”, three years after a life-threatening stroke.
The Grammy-winner’s career was almost put to rest in 2013, but Travis bounced back from his stroke and blew the Nashville audience away. It took years of rehabilitation and therapy to regain his voice – a fact that was not lost on the emotional crowd.
His wife Mary Davis-Travis spoke candidly of numerous life-saving surgeries and the viral infection the singer suffered as a result of the stroke: “Randy stared death in the face, but death blinked… today God’s proof of a miracle stands before you.”
Travis, 57, was honoured at the Hall of Fame. He is the first country artist whose debut album, “Storms of Life”, went platinum in its first year.