Randy Travis to release an album this fall

Randy Travis
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Randy Travis is on the mend and gearing up to release a new album this fall.

The seven-time Grammy winner, who was hospitalizedwith the heart condition viral cardiomyopathy in July, plans to unveil "Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am" on Oct. 1. It's unclear when Travis recorded the tracks, but according to a press release, the album will pay tribute to the artists who were instrumental in building Travis' musical career, including Merle Haggard, George Jones and Lefty Frizzell, among others.

"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," Travis said in a statement.

Earlier this year, Travis released "Tonight I'm Playin' Possum," a duet with Joe Nichols that honored to his longtime friend, the late George Jones.

Travis, 54, spent three weeks in the hospital this summer after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke.