Country singer Randy Travis married fiance, Mary Davis, weeks ago in Denton, Texas.
The 55-year-old singer, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013, tied the knot at Denton Bible Church last month.
The news of Travis’ nuptials comes as the singer-songwriter made a surprise appearance at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night with his new wife.
He received a standing ovation after Lee Brice paid tribute the she star early on in the show while presenting the award for Song of the Year and even sang a verse and chorus of Travis’ 1987 hit Forever And Ever, Amen.
In July 2013, Travis suffered a stroke while being treated for viral cardiomyopathy. He underwent brain surgery and has been slowly recovering every since.
His rep reported last year that his therapist said it wouldn’t be out of the question for him to return to the stage – but not for at least three years.
At around the same time the musician was learning to walk again with a cane and was slowly getting his voice back.
After his appearance at the ACMs Travis took to his website with a message for fans, writing, “It was an amazing gift to feel all of the love from you tonight in Dallas at the Academy of Country Music Awards. It has been a hard fought and miraculous journey since my stroke two years ago, and I have gained a greater understanding of God’s grace and how quickly events can change us.”
He also thanked his fans for the ‘kind cards and heartfelt letters’ which he credited for bringing him through the ‘darkest days’.
Travis continued, “As I work through music/ speech/ occupational/ physical therapy, it is my hope that my songs of yesterday continue to touch your life in some way”.
Mary (in case you forgot) is the dentist’s wife that Randy had an affair with that ended his marriage to Libby Hatcher.
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