Country music superstar Randy Travis performs at the Grand Ole Opry in tribute to deceased country music legend, George Jones. From this place where so many stars have had their chance to shine, Travis put forth his hauntingly beautiful rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ to pay his respects at George’s funeral.
From the moment this singer started to strum his guitar, the audience was captured by the break-in silence. His melody rang out with touching underlying emotion, rewarding us all with a heartfelt performance that shows his honor &sincere respect for the late legend.
This performance shows no sign of anything other than this artist’s signature sound and deep voice. However, it was just three years before this that Randy Travis had suffered a debilitating stroke. It took years of therapy to regain his vocal talent and guitar skills.
Randy was one of many country music greats that attended the tribute, paying respect to George Jones. It was visited by icons of the industry like Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Kid Rock and Kenny Chesney to name but a few. Over 4000 were in attendance.
While Randy Travis may have done George Jones due justice with his powerful, moving performance, it certainly did remind us all of what a large impact this man-made on music. One of country music’s finest stars is silenced forever, leaving behind amazing tracks like ‘Amazing Grace’ that will forever live on in memory.