Things seem to be looking better for Randy Travis. The singer's fiancee, Mary Davis, says he is making progress toward living an independent life again.

"He's starting to write," Davis tells TV station WFAA. "He signed some guitars with his left hand. So Randy Travis has a new autograph!"

Travis, who was hospitalized for viral cardiomyopathy in July of 2013 and subsequently suffered a stroke while in the hospital, is optimistic about his future, Davis says.

"He wakes up with a smile on his face; he goes to bed with a smile on his face. He inspires me daily," she notes. "There's never that, 'Why me Lord?' It's always, 'Why not me, Lord?'"

The 'Three Wooden Crosses' singer, who as of this summer was still unable to speak, hasn't lost his ability to do what he does best -- play music.

"The music does come easy," Davis adds. "He plays every single chord, and he knows all the words."

Travis still has a lengthy road to recovery ahead of him, but he won't have to face it alone. In addition to the support of his famous friends, including Neal McCoy and Dolly Parton, his future wife is determined to stay by his side.

"I'm exactly where I need to be and want to be, and from Randy's standpoint, he's gonna be back," Davis promises. "He loves music too much."

Travis' latest album, 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am,' is available for purchase here.

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