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Randy Travis ready for release of new 'Influence Vol. 2' CD

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In a short-but-much-anticipated missive, a PR rep for Nashville's Warner Music Group announced that multi-platinum and seven-time Grammy winner Randy Travis will release his new CD, "Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am," later this month.

Specifically, the new album is set to drop Aug. 19 and it's available for pre-order on iTunes now. Per an Aug. 1 communication from Travis' label, country fans who pre-order the album will get “Don’t Worry 'Bout Me” as a special instant download, with two more songs will be available each week following the pre-order, including “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line” and “That’s The Way Love Goes.”

Plus, fans will be able to download the full album online starting Aug.12, a full week before the official release date. According to reports, much like his popular "Influence Vol. 1" collection released last year, Vol. 2 reminds listeners "of the unique feel created in the studio that shines through on each song by Travis and a special group of friends he calls band members."

“We had such a great time putting together 'Influence Vol. 1,' but there were still so many musical heroes of yesteryear that I learned from and wanted to honor," Travis shared in an Aug. 1 correspondence. "We had no choice but to release a second volume.

"The 'Influence' that the older, great ones had on me, and the 'Influence' that I may, somehow, have on the ones that come along after me, is God’s way of allowing us to pay it forward," he added. "It is my prayer answered—and, His will done—it is what makes me, 'the man I am.'”

Undeniably, Travis and his music have been a major influence to other country artists throughout his award-winning career. On "Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am," Travis again pays tribute to some of the songs and artists that were instrumental in crafting his musical career.

The songs included on "Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am" include the following: "I’m Moving On," "Set ‘Em Up Joe," "Nearly Lose Your Mind," "There I’ve Said It Again," "That’s The Way Love Goes," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me" and "Mind Your Own Business, ""Only Daddy"For The Good Times"California Blues," "Tonight I’m Playing Possum" (Solo Version) and "Are The Good Times Really Over?"

For more information, please visit www.randytravis.com.

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