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Close Friends of Randy Travis Reveal He's On the Road to Recovery

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Country star Randy Travis may have suffered a stroke last July, but a few of his close friends tell Closer Weekly he’s on the road to recovery!

“He hasn’t plateaued in his recovery, which is always a big fear,” a friend exclusively tells Closer. “He really faces a long, tough battle.”

Still, some claim Randy could perform in Nashville, Tenn. as soon as next January! “He’s pushed himself hard,” James Hilliard, co-owner of Clark’s Outpost Barbecue with Randy in Tioga, Tex. tells the mag, adding “he’s getting around normal and seems to be doing OK.”

Bonnie Paul, a friend who co-wrote the song “Childhood Sweethearts” with Randy, tells Closer, “he’s taking great strides and getting better,” and she has no doubts he'll make a comeback.

“He’s a cowboy!” she says, adding Randy is already humming and has his heart set on singing. “If he gets back his strength, then anything is possible.”

For more on Randy's recovery, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!

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