“We make it a point to find something to laugh about every single day. That makes all the difference in the world.” – Mary Davis Travis
Update on the country legend’s health, plus his special remembrance of friend Charlie Daniels
Updated July 17, 2020
Distractify – In the 1980s, country music was completely revolutionized by Randy Travis, however, the 61-year-old has been relatively quiet these last 10 years.
Although many had assumed the North Carolina-born musician had simply retired, it turns out Randy has been suffering from various health issues.
It seems as though he’s doing much better now, as he climbs the road to recovery alongside his wife, Mary.
In July 2013, Randy went to the ER complaining of congestion, but things escalated quickly.
According to USA Today, Randy was actually struggling with congestive heart failure, and suddenly, the legendary country singer’s heart stopped beating.
He was treated at a Texas hospital and ultimately suffered a massive stroke as a result of his heart complications.
For six months, the singer was treated in various Texas and Tennessee hospitals, and for some of that time, he was in a coma.
He underwent two brain surgeries, suffered from pneumonia on three separate occasions, was intubated, had three tracheostomies and was surviving with a feeding tube.
At one point, doctors told Mary to say goodbye … Read more.
Charlie Daniels’ family receives three wooden crosses from Randy Travis
July 13, 2020
Fox 17, Nashville – Randy Travis provided a special gift to the family of fellow legendary country music star Charlie Daniels, who passed away last week.
In a nod to one of his biggest hits, Travis and his wife, Mary, gave the family three wooden crosses, which were shared in a photo on The Charlie Daniels Band’s official Facebook account on Monday.
Country music fans might recognize the significance of three wooden crosses. As Travis puts it in his 2002 hit, “It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, It’s what you leave behind you when you go.”
Daniels, a member of the Grand Ole Opry and a Country Music Hall of Famer, died last Monday at the age of 83.
Absolute Publicity, Inc. said Daniels passed away at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage after doctors say he suffered a stroke.
His body was escorted by Mt. Juliet Police officers to Sellars Funeral Home along Mt. Juliet Rd. Monday afternoon. Fans lined the streets and paid their respects … Read more.