A massive stroke back in 2013 left Randy Travis without much of a vocabulary.
And now, as we learn from his wife Mary Davis-Travis, the country singer was lucky to even have survived the entire health scare.
The Forever and Ever, Amen singer was inducted into Country Music’s Hall of Fame in Nashville on Tuesday night — and when he was only able to muster a sincere “thank you” in his acceptance speech, his bride came to the stand.
The loving couple were engaged before his stroke, and married in Texas in 2015.
Mary admitted that having to speak on behalf of the musician was a “daunting task of being the voice of this man who so eloquently put words to melody to make beautiful music.”
In regards to the scary time when the country crooner nearly lost his life, Mary shared:
“They really said there was no hope; go ahead and pull the plug. I went to his bedside and I said, ├óΓé¼╦£Baby, you’ve got to give me some more fight.’ And I knew that he had had a little talk with Jesus, because he squeezed my hand, and a little tear fell down. And I knew that he wasn’t through yet. He’s a wonderful man; he’s a wonderful husband. I’m blessed beyond measure to get to walk beside him.”
All the feels.
She added that one day her talented husband hopes to be able to communicate with his fans again. And until then, hopefully this honor will show the humble singer the difference he’s made in country music:
“I don’t think he understands how important he has been to country music. It’s that humility that’s in Randy that doesn’t allow him to think he made that big of a difference. When fans come over and talk to him and want his autograph, I say, ‘Honey, they love you so much.’ And he’s like, I don’t get it. Maybe now that he’s in the Hall of Fame, he’ll get it.”
Aw, what a supportive relationship!
We’re happy to hear Randy is making strides with his health!
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