Randy Travis ad­vo­cates for stroke vic­tims in Ten­nessee

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT -

NASHVILLE - Coun­try star Randy Travis met with Ten­nessee law­mak­ers to raise aware­ness for stroke vic­tims fol­low­ing his near­fa­tal stroke in 2013. Travis was at the state capi­tol on Wed­nes­day, hours be­fore he was to be feted at a trib­ute con­cert in Nashville, fea­tur­ing Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers and oth­ers. Travis lost the use of his right side, as well as the abil­ity to read, write and speak. His wife, Mary, told a Se­nate Health Com­mit­tee that he has im­proved. She said last week her hus­band read the word “Nashville” on a high­way sign, the first time since the stroke that he in­di­cated he could read again. Travis’ multi-plat­inum de­but al­bum, “Storms of Life,” in 1986 made him a star with his deep bari­tone voice.

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