Randy Travis' 56 years have brought a catalog of hits and life lessons. The singer had help pulling himself out of a trouble during his formative years in North Carolina, and again when it was time to begin recovery from a devastating stroke. His music brings peace, but his story brings guidance.

At the 2015 ACM Awards, Travis made his most public appearance since the stroke, looking weakened but resolute as viewers and nearly 70,000 at AT&T Stadium showered him with applause. Afterward he promised a return to the stage, and if his incremental recovery keeps progressing, there's no reason to believe he won't get there.

Watch the video above to see five lessons learned from the "Love Without End, Amen" singer. He's been humbled by mistakes, but always comes bouncing back. Travis' resilience may be his finest quality, although it's difficult to argue anything tops that his deep, golden baritone.