Randy Travis has been influenced by the greats, legends and icons of country music. “Influence Vol. 1: The Man That I Am” will showcase the rich, deep and distinctive baritone singing the songs of those that have influenced his career, which in turn has had an impact on today’s neo-traditional country music movement.
According to a press release on Randy Travis’s website on Aug. 27, “Influence Vol. 1: The Man That I Am” will be released on Oct. 1, Travis's twenty-first studio album will include Randy's original song “Tonight I’m Playing Possum,” as songs by Country Music Hall of Fame singers and songwriters Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzel, George Jones, Ernest Tubbs and Waylon Jennings.
“Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am” is Randy Travis’s twenty-first studio album. Travis ushered in a generational shift in the country music of the late 1980s and early 1990s with his debut album "Storms of Life” in 1986. “Storms of Life,” produced by Keith Stegall, is considered on of the best country music albums ever released.
“Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am” track listing:
- Someday We’ll Look Back
- Big Butter and Egg Man
- What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana
- Ever Changing Woman
- Pennies from Heaven
- Thanks a Lot
- Trouble in Mind
- My Mary
- Saginaw, Michigan
- Always on a Mountain (When I Fall)
- (Because) You Asked Me To
- Why Baby Why
- Tonight I’m Playing Possum (featuring Joe Nichols)
Randy Travis has experienced multiple personal and health issues throughout 2012 and 2013, most recently congestive heart failure and a stroke. The multiple award-winning country and gospel singer is currently recuperating in a rehabilitation center.
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