For more than 3 hours, Randy Travis sat in a chair on the side of the stage as Garth Brooks, Alabama Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Michael Ray, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery and several other country music stars paid tribute to him.
And then, it was his turn to take his spot on center stage.
Travis joined all of the artists present to sing the most beautiful version of “Amazing Grace.”
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
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Just when you think the night couldn't be more perfect, this happens. I was at work when they announced Randy Travis had a severe stroke. I remember clearly John saying we need to ask everyone for their prayers. Guess what everyone? Your prayers worked. That's TRULY Amazing Grace. #RandyTravisTribute #RiseUpCountry #BetterWithFriends #SoThankful #Blessed