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Brad Paisley Says 2016 CMA Awards will Include Tribute to Randy Travis

After his stunning performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame last week, many country fans are hoping that the CMA Awards tip their cap to Randy Travis. After all, the Nov. 3 broadcast marks their 50th anniversary, and will honor some of the genre’s biggest legends.

Brad Paisley, who performed “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the Hall of Fame induction, says Travis fans won’t be disappointed with this year’s CMA Awards ceremony.

“I’m still reeling from what I witnessed Sunday night. The spirit of the song ‘Today’ was brought to life right before my eyes,” Paisley shared on Facebook. “Some of you have seen the video, and there’s a moment where a man named Ralph Duquette rises from a wheelchair to walk his daughter down the aisle. Well Sunday, at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Randy Travis gave country music an equally inspiring moment. He very simply took the mic and led the room in ‘Amazing Grace.’ It was nothing short of miraculous. Randy has endured so much, battling back from viral cardiomyopathy and a stroke, and it speaks volumes about his spirit and faith.”

READ MORE: See Jon Pardi’s Heartfelt Cover of Randy Travis’ ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’

“Although most of you weren’t there for this, I can’t wait to honor him again, this time in front of the nation at the CMAs in a few weeks,” Paisley continued. “All of us are working to make this year the best it’s ever been. Legends like Randy deserve it. God bless country music. I’m so proud to be a part of it.”

It’s still unclear who and what will be involved with the tribute. Understandable, the CMA’s have been keeping quiet about most of their plans. Regardless, it’s sure to be one of the highlights of a jam-packed evening of music.

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Brad Paisley Says 2016 CMA Awards will Include Tribute to Randy Travis