Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am  (Warner Bros.)
by  Randy Travis

FOR FANS OF: Kenny Rogers, Alan Jackson, Collin Raye
Rating: 4 Stars

On his 21st studio album, country/gospel great Randy Travis turns to the artists and tunes who served as the primary muses in his multiple Grammy-, Dove- and Country- Music-Association-Awardwinning career. The crooner covers everyone from George Jones to Merle Haggard and Ernest Tubb in his charming neo-traditional style that hasn’t lost any of its luster, even amidst recent health scares.
– Andy Argyrakis

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Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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