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Randy Travis Surprises Joe Nichols

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It was an extra special night for Joe Nichols when country music legend Randy Travis paid an unexpected visit to his show last Saturday (Nov. 22) at Billy Bob’s Texas in Ft. Worth.

Travis even treated Nichols and family to some good ole’ Texas BBQ. In return, Nichols honored his musical hero with a solo acoustic performance of Travis’ hit “Promises,” a song Nichols performed for the first time ever as Travis watched from side stage.

Last year, Nichols was handpicked by Travis to record the duet “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” a tribute to pair’s country music idol, the legendary George Jones, featured on Travis’ 2013 album release, INFLUENCE VOL. 1: THE MAN I AM.

Randy Travis is Making Slow Progress

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Randy Travis is making slow progress, according to his fiancee’. Mary Davis tells WFAA-TV Randy is starting to write and has signed guitars with his left hand. She notes, “Randy Travis has a new autograph!”

Randy suffered congestive heart failure last year and then had a stroke. Davis says Randy walked 300 yards without a walking stick this week. She says he struggles with language but when it comes to music, he plays all the chords and knows all the words.

Randy Travis Seen Out and About at Fundraiser

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Randy Travis has made a rare public appearance since having a stroke last year. KXII-TV reports Randy and his fiancee’, Mary Davis, showed up to the Four Rivers Outreach fundraising banquet in Denison, Texas, on Thursday.

Randy did not want to speak on camera because he’s still recovering. Davis says Randy is not bedridden anymore and just started walking with a walking stick rather than a cane. She says they feel blessed to be where they are today.

“Every day we go to speech therapy and physical therapy and occupational therapy,” she said. “We’re learning words and phrases; learning to sing. Of course, the music and the songs come easy for him … he’s working on it. He’s got the heart of a warrior, and he doesn’t stop.”

Davis said Travis can talk a little, and has been working hard since suffering a stroke in July 2013.

“He knows that the road ahead of us is long and tedious, but he’s up for the challenge,” she said. “He’s never, never shied away from it… never asked, ‘Why me?'”

Randy suffered congestive heart failure last year and then had a stroke.

New Releases: August 19th

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Chase Rice Ignite The Night

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Randy Travis Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am

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Joel Crouse Even The River Runs

 

Soon to be released:

Aug. 25  Brad Paisley Moonshine In The Trunk

Sept. 2     Terri Clark Some Songs

Sept. 8      Alabama Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites

Sept. 9    Lee Brice I Don’t Dance

                Dustin Lynch Where It’s At

Brothers Osborne Self-Titled

Sept. 16  Tim McGraw Sundown Heaven Town

                George Strait The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium

Randy Travis to Release “Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am”

Randy Travis

Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis’ new album Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am due August 19th is available for pre-order on iTunes now.

Fans who pre-order the album will get “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me” as a special instant download. Two more songs will be available each week following the pre-order, including “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line” on July 29th and “That’s The Way Love Goes,” on August 5th (full track listing below). Additionally, fans will be able to download the full album online on August 12th, an entire week before the official release date. Much like his popular Influence Vol. 1 collection released last year, Vol. 2 reminds us 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.

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

“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. 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. It is my prayer answered—and, His will done—it is what makes me, “the man I am.” – Randy Travis

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