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Did Taylor Swift Turn Down Working with Randy Travis?

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I’m pretty sure this story is simply the rumor mill at work but an unnamed source has apparently told Showbiz Spy that Taylor Swift has turned down an invitation from Randy Travis to work together.

According to the site, Randy reached out to the “Red” singer to help him reboot his career and Taylor refused. The website reported that an unnamed source claims:

“Randy is desperate to get his career back on track. He has had his people reach out to Taylor Swift about a possible duet, but she said no!”

The website goes on to add that another unnamed source, allegedly close to Taylor, says that she refuses to work with the struggling singer:

“Taylor is steering well clear of Randy. She knows about all his troubles. She can’t be associated with someone like that.”

Randy was hospitalized last summer, underwent surgery and suffered a stroke.  Recently photos have surfaced that show that Randy’s condition is improving.

 

Randy Travis is Recovering on his Texas Ranch

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In this week’s issue of PEOPLE they are giving us a look into country legend Randy Travis’ recovery.

Seven months after his brush with death, Travis, 54, is determined to make a comeback.

“He’s still struggling, but getting strong,” says singer Neal McCoy. Adds friend, James Hilliard, “He’s doing physical therapy and is optimistic. More and more, he seems like his old self.”

Make sure to pick up a copy of this week’s PEOPLE on stands now to read the full article.

Randy Travis is Out and About and Looking Great

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It is so great to see Randy Travis out and about and definitely looking better!.  Thanks to Neal McCoy, fans have gotten a look at Randy who stepped out to visit with his friend.

Neal posted this photo that shows Randy backstage at one of his recent shows, a Smiles for Life concert in Dallas, Texas.

Neal shared the image on his official Facebook and Twitter page on Feb. 7 and wrote that it was taken backstage “before I went on.” He said he was “pretty honored” at the visit, as “this was Randy’s first time out and his first time to have Cowboy boots on since his illness.”

The photo with Neal is the latest in a small series of updates that have surfaced recently regarding Randy, who was hospitalized last summer, underwent surgery and suffered a stroke. Last month, Randy’s family friend Anthony Maurizio posted some updated photos on his Twitter account that showed Randy feeling better.

Randy Travis to Appear in Lifetime’s “A Christmas on the Bayou”

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Randy Travis will take to a television near you when he portrays local store owner Mr. Greenhall, joins One Tree Hill alums Hilarie Burton and Tyler Hilton as they reunite in “Christmas On The Bayou,” a charming love story set to premiere on Saturday, December 14th, at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

Synopsis: When successful New York marketing executive Katherine (BURTON) discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly (MARKIE POST) in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb (HILTON) tries to rekindle a childhood romance and convince her to move back home, Katherine is torn between the bright lights of the big city and the quiet, gentler rhythms of her Southern roots. Only a Christmas miracle orchestrated by Papa Noel (ED ASNER) can steer her heart to her true home.

 

Who will tune in to see Randy Travis on “Christmas on the Bayou?”

Randy Travis Set to Release 21st Studio Album

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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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