Randy Travis, Jerry Lee Lewis Share Admiration for Late Billy Graham
Randy Travis and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the stars who have shared their condolences and admiration following the news of evangelist Billy Graham's death on Feb. 21. Graham died at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99.
Graham served as a spiritual guide to a number of country artists, including Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels and Ricky Skaggs. Travis and Lee also counted themselves among his admirers.
"Billy Graham’s words of wisdom were music to the souls of the sinner, and the saved, alike," Travis says in a statement. "It was my great honor to be called upon to perform at Billy Graham’s Crusades. He was a true disciple, a dear gentleman, and a father-like figure to me... and millions. His impact — immeasurable. His passing — a celebration of a life well lived for God and for mankind. My prayers and gratitude go out to the Graham family — he will be missed, until we meet again."
Lewis says that he always enjoyed talking about Scripture with the late evangelist.
"Billy was a great man that I admired, loved to watch when I had the chance, and always enjoyed talking the Bible with him," he states through a rep. "I thought a lot of him and the works he’s done. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family today."
Additional country stars who paid tribute to Graham's life and legacy include Daniels, Sara Evans and Reba McEntire.
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