Randy Travis is making headlines now days, but this time it's about his newest project. The seven time Grammy award winning country music legend is releasing his 21st studio album. Travis' latest project is titled "Influence VOL. 1: The Man I Am" and it's due in stores on October 1st. The thirteen song project is a collection of songs and/or country music artists that influenced him throughout his career.

Travis lists Merle Haggard, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Ernest Tubb, Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Waylon Jennings and Carrie Underwood as the superstars that have inspired him over the years.

Randy Travis says “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.”

Source: Webster and Associates Public Relations.

Songs on  "Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am" include:

  1. Someday We’ll Look Back
    Influence: Merle Haggard (1971)
  2. Big Butter And Egg Man
    Influence: Merle Haggard (1985)
  3. What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana
    Influence: Merle Haggard (1976)
  4. Ever Changing Woman
    Influence: Merle Haggard
  5. Pennies From Heaven
    Influence: Merle Haggard (1986)
  6. Thanks A Lot
    Influence: Ernest Tubb (1964)
  7. Trouble In Mind
    Influence: Merle Haggard (1996)
  8. My Mary
    Influence: Merle Haggard (1983)
  9. Saginaw, Michigan
    Influence: Lefty Frizzell (1964)
  10. Always On A Mountain (When I Fall)
    Influence: Merle Haggard (1978)
  11. (Because) You Asked Me To
    Influence: Waylon Jennings (1973)
  12. Why Baby Why
    Influence: George Jones (1955)
  13. Tonight I’m Playing Possum (Duet With Joe Nichols)
    Previously released a tribute to George Jones (2013)