Randy Travis speaks during the 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame

Beloved Randy Travis, along with Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster, have become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Accompanied by his wife, Randy awed millions as he approached the podium to deliver his acceptance speech, which was limited to just a few thank yous before his wife assisted him.

Randy did released the following statement:

“The halls of fame are built for, and by, those that make a difference in their chosen career. I chose a career that I loved – and, it made a difference in me!

My greatest joy was sharing my song and my God-given talent with family, friends, fans, and the industry. Thank you for giving me the chance, for believing in me along the way, and for allowing me to ‘hang my hat’ alongside some of my greatest heroes.

I am honored to join those before me, and humbled to go ahead of those that will follow into Country Music’s Hall of Fame: no greater award could I ask to receive. God bless CMA and God bless our country’s music—Forever and Ever, Amen!”