Randy Travis fans get ready for some emotional and incredible news.
The country icon plans to sing again, and is taking steps to get back onstage.
In an interview with WFAA-TV, Randy’s wife Mary revealed that she’d taken Randy to countless hours of therapy and rehabilitation, and although the results were positive, they were slow.
But when music was brought into the picture, the changes were remarkable.
Randy’s longtime friend and fellow musician Dave Alexander began having one-on-one music sessions with Randy in hopes of helping rediscover his voice again, and it’s working.
“I’ll be honest with ya, I didn’t know if he was getting it. And I couldn’t get any response to know if he was gettin’ it,” Dave told WFAA of their initial sessions.
When Dave began singing Randy’s songs in their sessions, however, Dave got his sign.
“I can see it in his eyes,” Dave said. “I just know when it reaches him. I have no doubt it reaches him.”
Y’all, grab your tissues for this next part.
Randy’s wife says he can sing the first stanza of “Amazing Grace” without any help.
“It’s a special song for us,” she told the station..
He’s learning his old songs again, slowly, and even has plans to do a show in Gainesville, Texas, with the help of his friend Dave. The two will host the “Celebrating Randy Travis” concert on Nov. 18 at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts.
All proceeds will benefit the Randy Travis Foundation, and go straight to cardiomyopathy research, for patients in stroke-recovery and to keep music in schools.
We are so excited for this update and send continued prayers of strength and healing to Randy!