Last month, I wrote about Randy Travis's plans to celebrate his 25-year career by unlocking his personal vault of photos, videos, and other memorabilia for fans to browse online. That itself was cool enough, but it seems he's got yet another anniversary gift in store for those who love his music.Travis will be releasing an all-star duets compilation, Anniversary Celebration, this summer--and the group of artists he's assembled for the project is nothing short of astounding. The superstar will be joined on some of his best-loved tunes by some of country's hottest names, including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, the Zac Brown Band, Jamey Johnson, James Otto, Josh Turner, and Shelby Lynne.
Oh, yeah, and he managed to recruit a few extra-legendary pals in there as well: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, and Don Henley. (And that's not even a complete list of collaborators.)
I believe it's safe to say that the country music world loves Randy Travis--ya think?
The tracklisting for the album, which will be available June 7, will feature several of the 18 No. 1 singles Travis has racked up over his career, including earlier favorites "Diggin' Up Bones" and "Forever And Ever, Amen." There's some brand-new songs included on the record, as well.
Travis's creds in the entertainment world are well-worthy of such a powerful anniversary celebration: He has 18 No. 1 singles, 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 2 People's Choice Awards, 8 Dove Awards, 5 Country Music Association Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He's also a seasoned actor and a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Will you be checking out Randy's "anniversary present"? Let me know which artists you're especially interested in hearing him pair with.
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