Charlie Daniels and producer Fred Foster also will be inducted during a fall ceremony.
Official announcement of the honors was made Tuesday in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, where Travis — who’s still recovering from a debilitating 2013 stroke — was warmly greeted by assembled guests and media representatives. According to People Magazine, the 56-year-old singer-songwriter was the last to be introduced at the event, “and he entered the room gingerly on the arms of his wife [Mary Davis-Travis] and longtime producer Kyle Lehning.
“In her introductory remarks,” People reported, “Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee let the crowd of a few hundred dignitaries and reporters know that walking has been a hard-won victory in Travis' long road to recovery.”
Travis, Daniels and Foster will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame during the Fame Medallion ceremony scheduled to take place this fall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater.