Since having his stroke in 2013, Travis has been on the road to recovery, but his vocabulary is still limited, mostly to “yes” and “no”. Yesterday, when he was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, he was able to say “Thank you.” He then motioned for his wife Mary to come speak on behalf of him. She called it a ““daunting task of being the voice of this man who so eloquently put words to melody to make beautiful music.” I think we can agree that she did an incredible job.
Mary says they were moved to tears when they got the call saying Travis would be inducted to the Hall of Fame, but these days, she is more focused on his recovery “It’s the little things — the little word, the extra sound, the extra lap we make in rehab. It’s certainly put life in perspective as far as what we need to focus on.”