Country Music

Quite possible the greatest voice in the history of country music. God bless you Randy, we miss you.

Randy Travis paid tribute to his good friend and fellow country music legend, George Jones, at his funeral by singing “Amazing Grace”. The service was held on May 2, 2013, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a fitting tribute to Jones, who passed away on April 26, 2013, at the age of 81.

Travis, who had previously suffered a stroke, performed the hymn from a wheelchair and with the help of his wife, Mary Davis-Travis. His emotional rendition received a standing ovation from the audience, which included many other country music stars and fans, all mourning the loss of Jones.

Travis and Jones were longtime friends, having toured together and collaborated on several songs throughout their careers. In fact, Jones had famously helped revive Travis’ career in the mid-1980s when he invited him to perform at a concert in Louisiana, which led to Travis signing a record deal soon after.

Overall, Travis’ heartfelt performance of “Amazing Grace” was a touching tribute to his dear friend and fellow country music icon. It served as a reminder of the impact that both Jones and Travis have had on the genre, and the legacy they leave behind.

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