Randy Travis: Influences

Randy Travis: Influences

An unabashed neo-traditionalist, Randy Travis has always honored the singers that made country music great. That means, first and foremost, George Jones: His song “The One I Loved Back Then” weaves a Travis-like story of hot rods, nostalgia, and class competition, cutting to the core with its sweet refrain. Merle Haggard's "My Favorite Memory,” meanwhile, offers the sort of simple tenderness that Travis would come to embody in his own music.

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