Randy Travis’ Amazing Grace Tribute to George Jones: A Story of Survival and Resilience
Randy Travis is an iconic country and gospel music legend known for his stunning performances. Sadly, he suffered a stroke many years ago, but that did not stop him from singing “Amazing Grace” in tribute to George Jones, another country music artist. The performance was held at the Grand Ole Opry, where Travis was backlit by blue and purple illumination, accompanied by his peers such as Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and Travis Tritt.
Mary Davis Travis, Randy’s wife, has been open about her husband’s difficult stroke and how helpful devoted fans have been during this time. In July 2013, Travis was brought to a Dallas hospital due to viral cardiomyopathy issues, which resulted in a stroke that required brain surgery and left him in a coma. According to physicians, his prognosis was poor, estimating his odds of survival to be only 1% to 2%.
Despite the doctors’ recommendation to turn off life support, Mary chose to do something completely different. She knew her husband was a fighter, and she prayed to have him back in any way, shape, or form. Randy eventually woke up from the coma, and the couple has been thankful for the miracle and the opportunity to enjoy life, even if he has been confined to a wheelchair due to aphasia.
Since his stroke, Randy has been improving his ability to walk, and he has taken up music again. In 2016, he was honored with induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Although he is still dealing with aphasia, he has been trying and praying to regain his previous level of brilliance.
Randy Travis is a gifted individual, and his story of survival and resilience is incredible. We pray for his recovery and are in awe of his determination to keep pursuing his passion for music. Check out his Amazing Grace performance, which still gives us shivers, and let us know what you think about his inspiring journey.