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Country music legend Randy Travis is no stranger to standing ovations, but the one he earned Sunday was a long time coming.
As the "Forever and Ever, Amen" singer was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, he took the mic and stunned the crowd with a moving performance — three years after suffering a debilitating stroke.
Travis stood at the podium next to wife Mary Davis-Travis at the medallion ceremony and sang "Amazing Grace" while the audience quietly sang along. It was a rare treat for fans and peers who were gathered to celebrate the 57-year-old artist.
"Today is the greatest day of Randy’s celebrated music career," his wife said. "Randy wants to thank you for listening and loving him. Randy stared death in the face, but death blinked."
In 2013, while already hospitalized for a viral heart infection, Travis had a stroke that left him fighting for his life.
Although speaking remains difficult for the country crooner, Sunday's performance proved he can still sing.
"Today, God’s proof of a miracle stands before you," Davis-Travis told the crowd.
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