Randy Travis is on the mend and gearing up to release a new album this fall.
The seven-time Grammy winner, who waswith 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,.
Travis, 54,this summer after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke.