Fox News – Randy Travis is one of the biggest country stars of all time, and the country music world is ready to celebrate him and bring awareness to a health issue that dramatically changed his life.
Travis, best known for hits like “Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart,” “Deeper Than the Holler” and “Forever and Ever, Amen,” will be honored at a concert called “A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis.”
Ahead of the concert, which is scheduled to take place in October, the singer – with the help of his wife, Mary – spoke to Fox News Digital about his storied career.
Randy, who has limited speech after surviving a massive stroke in 2013 that left him with aphasia, said the fact that so many country stars are coming together to honor his career means “a lot” to him.
Mary primarily speaks for her husband, and she elaborated, saying, “It means a lot to him. I mean, just to know that he made the music that he made and that it stands the test of time.”
“And then to have tributes to you when you can’t sing the music, but somebody else will come in, step in for you, and some of the great artists that do step in, you know, that say, ‘Hey, I want to be one of those that sings your music’ when they have a whole catalog of their own music.
“But it’s like, ‘I just I want to give this time and this energy to singing your music because it made a difference in my life,’” she continued as Randy smiled and nodded in agreement.
Mary told Fox News Digital that she calls Randy’s impressive catalog “the hymn of country music,” because “that’s what his songs kind of do for people. They take them to a time and a place that’s very special to them.”
“And so to have a tribute, that just means you did something right. Somewhere along the line that made a difference. And we don’t want to forget that.”
The tribute concert is set to take place at Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena in Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 pm …