Randy Travis set to release new album October 1

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Press release:
Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis is set to release
his 21st studio album October 1st on Warner Bros. Records titled Influence
Vol. 1: The Man I Am.
Travis and his music has been a major influence to
other country artists throughout his celebrated career thus far. In his new
album, Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am, Travis looks back at some of the
songs and artists that were instrumental in crafting his musical career,
including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, among others. After
releasing his 25th Anniversary Celebration album and going back through
his repertoire of collaborations with artists including Zac Brown Band, Kenny
Chesney, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Josh Turner, George Jones,
Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley and Carrie
Underwood, Travis reflected on the icons and their music that have inspired him
over the years. 


 
“When I think of my musical heroes of yesteryear,
or the younger stars of this year, I am reminded that it is true we learn from
the ones ahead of us, and teach the ones that follow.  They are the reason I
chose to make this album,” says Randy Travis.
 
Earlier this year, Travis
released a duet with Joe Nichols paying tribute to his longtime friend, George
Jones, titled “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” which he debuted at the 2013 CMA
Music Festival in June.
 
Songs on Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am
include:
1. Someday We’ll Look Back
Influence: Merle
Haggard
Songwriter: Merle Haggard
Original Performer: Merle
Haggard
Originally Released: 1971
  
2. Big Butter And Egg
Man

Influence: Merle Haggard (1985)
Songwriter: Percy
Venable
Original Performer: Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Originally
Released: 1926
  
3. What Have You Got Planned Tonight
Diana

Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriter: Dave Kirby
Original
Performer: Merle Haggard
Originally Released: 1976
 
4. Ever
Changing Woman

Influence: Merle Haggard 
Songwriters: David
Kirby, Curly Putman
Original Performer: Merle Haggard
Originally Released:
1980

5. Pennies From Heaven
Influence: Merle Haggard
(1986)
Songwriters: Arthur Johnston (music) Johnny Burke (lyrics)
Original
Performer: Bing Crosby
Originally Released: 1936

6. Thanks A
Lot

Influence: Ernest Tubb
Songwriters: Eddie Miller and Don
Sessions
Original Performer: Ernest Tubb
Originally Released:
1964
 
7. Trouble In Mind
Influence: Merle Haggard
(1996)
Songwriter: Richard M. Jones
Original Performer: Thelma La
Vizzo
Originally Released: 1924
  
8. My
Mary

Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriters: Stuart Hamblen, Jimmie
Davis
Original Performers: Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
Originally
Released: 1983
 
9. Saginaw, Michigan
Influence: Lefty
Frizzell
Songwriters: Don Wayne
Original Performer: Lefty Frizzell
Year
Released: 1964
  
10. Always On A Mountain (When I
Fall)

Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriter(s): D. Kerran &
Chuck Howard
Original Performer: Merle Haggard
Year Released:
1978
 
11. (Because) You Asked Me To
Influence: Waylon
Jennings
Songwriter(s): Billy Joe Shaver & Waylon Jennings
Original
Performer: Waylon Jennings
Year Released: 1973
 
12. Why Baby
Why

Influence: George Jones
Songwriters: Darrell Edwards &
George Jones
Original Performer: George Jones
Year Released:
1955
 
13. Tonight I’m Playing Possum (Duet With Joe
Nichols)

Songwriters: Keith Gattis
Original Performer: Randy
Travis
Year Released: 2013

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