Randy Travis Shares Inspirational Video of Praying With Charlie Daniels
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Country singer Randy Travis honored his late pal Charlie Daniels with an inspirational video of Daniels praying for him.
“We laughed, cried and prayed together. Not only was he a gift to us, but to the entire world. A few years ago, Charlie had a colt born on my birthday and named him after me,” said Travis. “The memories go on and on, so I’ll leave it at this — Charlie, thank you for everything you’ve done for me, your endless support of us, your unconditional love, and the sweet memories.”
Pop Culture provided more context to the sweet video tribute:
Travis used Instagram to share a video of himself and Daniels backstage at the 2016 CMA Fest in Nashville, Daniels asking Travis if he wanted to get back on stage again. In 2013, Travis suffered a debilitating stroke that affected his ability to talk and sing, but Daniels told his friend he knew he wanted to return to the stage.
After Travis nodded, Daniels asked him if he could pray for him before taking his friend’s hand and leading them in prayer, the clip ending in the middle of Daniels’ message.
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Charlie Daniels was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. He, and Hazel, have been two of my and Mary’s dearest friends over the past years. We laughed, cried and prayed together. Not only was he a gift to us, but to the entire world. A few years ago, Charlie had a colt born on my birthday and named him after me. The memories go on and on, so I'll leave it at this — Charlie, thank you for everything you've done for me, your endless support of us, your unconditional love, and the sweet memories. It is my greatest honor to be your Country Music Hall of Fame classmate–you will live on forever as my hero… my friend. I love you. @thecharliedanielsband
Daniels died at age 83 after having a hemorrhagic stroke on July 6, 2020.
The late “Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer loved the Lord and frequently shared prayers for his followers on Twitter.
Shortly following Daniels’ death, Travis said on Instagram:
There’s a new “Sheriff” in heaven today. And, the stage of the Grand Ole Opry will forever hold a spot for Jimmy Capps, that only he can fill. The sweet grin and the kind composure that always tagged along with Jimmy will be so missed, by so many. I love that man and am full of gratitude for all the times he made me sound good—he was an Angel to us all. God bless and keep his family at this time. Rest easy, Sheriff, and thanks for the memories.
Like Travis, many other country stars posted tributes in Daniels’ honor that highlighted his faith.
Please continued to keep Daniels’ wife and son in your prayers as they grieve.
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