Now here's a great way to ring in the holiday season this year. Legacy Recordings is releasing a new festive album from George Jones & Tammy Wynette. The George Jones &…
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.
Tom Petty made his bold, controversial opinion known regarding the state of modern country music in a recent interview with industry publication Rolling Stone (see his statements below). In response, singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, whose recent "What Are You Listening To?" single is making headway at country radio, responded by sharing an open letter to Petty on his Facebook.
"I think it's safe to say most modern country artists, including me, would list you as an influence," Stapleton began his note. "Your recent comments lead me to believe you see room for improvement in modern country music. I, for one, would like to see you put you money where your mouth is in a tangible way."
I'm telling you what, Randy Travis' adopted hometown of Tioga, Texas may just be the nicest little town in America. Seriously, when Randy was arrested naked last year, the town…