Following health issues, Randy Travis extolled the virtues of his illustrious career, saying, "This is what country music is all about."

As one of the greatest country music icons of all time, Randy Travis is eager to be honored and to raise awareness of a health problem that fundamentally altered his life.

At a concert titled "A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis," the singer, who is best known for hits like "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart," "Deeper Than the Holler," and "Forever and Ever, Amen," will be honored. 

With the assistance of his wife Mary, Digital ahead of the October concert about his illustrious career.

It means "a lot" to Randy, who has limited speech due to an aphasic stroke he suffered in 2013 but is still able to communicate, that so many prominent country music artists are uniting to celebrate his career.

Mary clarified, saying, "It means a lot to him." Mary usually speaks for her husband. Just knowing that the music he created endures over time is all that matters."

"And then to have tributes to you when you are unable to sing the song; however, some of the greatest musicians who do so, you know, who say, 'Hey, I want to be one of those that sings your music,' even though they have a whole discography of their own songs.

However, she went on, "I just want to dedicate this time and energy to singing your music because it changed my life," to which Randy nodded and grinned.

The tribute performance is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at Huntsville, Alabama's Von Braun Center's Propst Arena. The Randy Travis Foundation will receive a portion of the evening's proceeds, even though the performers' identities have not yet been revealed.

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