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Travis anniversary duets CD coming

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 – Randy Travis will celebrate his 25th anniversary as a recording artist with a disc re-recording his hits and new songs on a duets disc including Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

"Anniversary Celebration" drops on June 7 on Warner. Zac Brown Band, Kristin Chenoweth, Kenny Chesney, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw and Willie Nelson are among the artists that joining Travis.

"Randy Travis changed the landscape of country music when he arrived on the scene 25 years ago," said John Esposito, Warner Music Nashville President and CEO. "It is a testament to Randy's impact in country music that his friends have joined him to celebrate his legacy and his future on 'Anniversary Celebration.' We are incredibly proud that Warner Bros. Records has been his home since the beginning of his career."

The track listing for "Anniversary Celebration" is:
1. Everything and All featuring Brad Paisley
2. A Few Ole Country Boys featuring Jamey Johnson
3. Forever and Ever, Amen featuring Zac Brown Band
4. He Walked On Water featuring Kenny Chesney
5. T.I.M.E. featuring Josh Turner
6. Love Looks Good On You featuring Kristin Chenoweth
7. Better Class of Losers/She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues) medley featuring Alan Jackson
8. More Life featuring Don Henley
9. Can't Hurt A Man featuring Tim McGraw
10. Promises featuring Shelby Lynne
11. Is it Still Over? featuring Carrie Underwood
12. Road To Surrender featuring Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson
13. Diggin' Up Bones featuring John Anderson
14. Someone You Never Knew featuring Eamonn McCrystal
15. Too Much featuring James Otto
16. Didn't We Shine featuring George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Joe Stampley & Gene Watson

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Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am CD review - Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am
Randy Travis hasn't had it easy in recent years with abuse, arrests and this past summer, a major health issue of a stroke. But one thing that hasn't changed is the ease with which the North Carolina native, credited with spearheading the Neo Traditionalist movement 25 years ago, tackles traditional material. That's what this disc is about - Travis doing his take on songs that influenced him. From the sounds of it, Travis had a lot of good music kicking around the house, especially Merle Haggard. »»»
Anniversary Celebration CD review - Anniversary Celebration
When Randy Travis released "A Few Ole Country Boys" in 1990, it was plain to see the message of his duet with (and ode to) the legendary George Jones hit close to home. Just a few years removed from his stint as a cook at Music City bar The Nashville Palace, Travis' delivery of lyrics such as "Not too many years ago/When dreams weren't comin' true/I'd reach for inspiration/Sometimes it would be you" carried heavy-hitting meaning by the budding star. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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