Influence, Vol. 2: The Man I Am
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||I'm Movin' On||Randy Travis||3:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Set 'Em Up Joe||Randy Travis||2:31||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Are the Good Times Really Over||Randy Travis||4:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||You Nearly Lose Your Mind||Randy Travis||2:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||There I've Said It Again||Randy Travis||2:50||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||That's the Way Love Goes||Randy Travis||3:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sunday Morning Coming Down||Randy Travis||4:07||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Don't Worry 'Bout Me||Randy Travis||3:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mind Your Own Business||Randy Travis||3:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line||Randy Travis||2:41||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||For the Good Times||Randy Travis||3:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||California Blues||Randy Travis||2:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Tonight I'm Playin' Possum||Randy Travis||3:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Randy Travis has always been regarded as a linchpin of country's New Traditionalist movement, championing old-school musical values. But his Influence series of classic country covers really underline his connection to his roots. While the first volume found Travis interpreting tunes made famous by the likes of Ernest Tubb and Lefty Frizzell, Influence Vol. 2 occasionally edges forward a bit to encompass other eras. For instance, Travis tackles Vern Gosdin's '80s hit "Set 'Em Up Joe," which was itself an homage to the heyday of honky-tonk music. While the Kris Kristofferson–penned "Sunday Morning Coming Down" preceded that song by almost two decades, it's emblematic of the dawn of counterculture sensibility in country. Travis' version bridges multiple periods, with an arrangement that echoes the boom-chicka-boom of Johnny Cash's recording of the tune. Of course, Travis still reaches back to the earlier generation of country heroes here, bringing his trademark earth-shaking baritone to Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On" and Ernest Tubb's "You Nearly Lose Your Mind" with just as much intensity.
Welcome back real country music!
Great to hear a real country artist again. No auto tune on this album. Take note Jason and all the other hacks claiming to be singing country music. This real country.
Randy Travis Never Disappoints
In the first single of his new album, Randy Travis lends his baritone to the Marty Robbins hit "Don't Worry 'Bout Me." In the same vein as its predecessor, "Influence, Vol. 1," this album contains no flashy gimmicks that are often present in today's country music; with this album, you get acoustic guitars, country hits and a soulful delivery.
My thoughts are with Randy Travis as his health recovers, and I hope that he'll be back up on stage before too long. With this single's release, however, it's as if Randy is telling fans, "Don't Worry 'Bout Me."
can not wait for this album to be out! love the two singles! no one does it like Randy Travis
Born: May 4, 1959 in Marshville, NC
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s