Veteran singer Randy Travis will reportedly stage his first official performance since his debilitating 2013 stroke at the upcoming Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
The 57-year-old was robbed of his voice following the health scare, but he stunned the audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony earlier this month (Oct16), when he sang a brief rendition of Amazing Grace after being honoured by Brad Paisley.
Now, according to Parade.com, Travis is preparing to make his live comeback at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on 2 November (16).
He was unveiled among a list of newly-added performers at the prizegiving, including Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Clint Black, Jason Aldean, Martina MCBride, and Dwight Yoakam.
They will join the likes of Reba MCEntire, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood, and co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who is planning another tribute to Travis during the awards show.
Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney has just been unveiled as the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Pinnacle Award, in recognition of his huge career success and massive sales record. He will become only the third artist to take home the accolade, which was created in 2005, following in the footsteps of previous honourees Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift.
Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris lead the nominees with five CMA nods each.
The winners will be unveiled during the big ceremony at the Bridgestone Arena next week.