It was an emotional Tuesday night for three country legends, as singers Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels and record producer Fred Foster were given country music’s highest honor: induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame! Fred Foster is an 84-year-old record producer who is largely responsible for the successes of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton to name a few.
Charlie Daniels was visibly moved during the ceremony, opening his acceptance speech with, “”Oh, mercy. I’m flabbergasted. You can work toward other goals but you can’t work toward this. I don’t ever get nervous in front of a crowd of people. I’m as nervous as hell.”
The ceremony’s emotional highlight, however, came when Randy Travis took the stage to accept his induction. Travis is continuing to recover from a massive stroke he suffered in 2013, and was able to say “Thank you” on stage before his wife finished his acceptance speech for him.
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