Blake Shelton Brings Randy Travis Onstage in Texas [Watch]
Shelton grabbed Travis by the hand and brought him on stage to give fans a chance to shower the newly-elected Country Music Hall of Famer with applause. The "Came Here to Forget" singer also heaped praise on Travis, telling him how influential he was in his career as the 56-year-old stood smiling, taking it in.
That wasn't the first time Travis was recognized during the Off the Rails Country Music Fest. Earlier Chris Young had cameras turn toward the "Three Wooden Crosses" hitmaker, according to Guide Live. Shelton kept the mini-tribute going with a song in Travis' honor. His band began "God Gave Me You," and throughout the star urged the crowd to cheer for Travis. Together they celebrated the miracle that kept the legend alive and fueled his rehabilitation.
It's been a good month for Travis. During the March Hall of Fame announcement ceremony in Nashville, wife Mary told how close the singer came to death. She admitted doctors suggested pulling the plug at one point, but she went to Travis' side and urged him to keep fighting. She's quite sure he heard her, and from there, his comeback began.
At the same event, Travis spoke publicly for the first time since his 2013 stroke. He said "thank you" to fans, friends and the Hall of Fame. Fred Foster and Charlie Daniels were also announced as inductees on that day.
Other performers for the 2016 Off the Rails Country Music Festival included Eric Church and Sam Hunt. This summer, look for Shelton at Country Jam Colorado on June 18, and Church at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
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