Floyd Tillman "The Influence"
Country Music Hall of Fame Member Floyd Tillman was honored with
a special album in 2003. The featured several of Floyd's legendary
friends coming together to honor the Texas Music Legend.
"I have been a Floyd Tillman
fan all of my life," Heart of Texas Records President Tracy
Pitcox said. "I wanted to do a special project that would
honor his legendary career. Willie Nelson came to our Floyd Tillman
85th Birthday Bash in 1999. I told Willie about doing a new Floyd
Tillman album and asked if he would do a duet with Floyd. He readily
accpeted the invitation. It just kind of grew from that. Soon
George Jones, Mel Tillis, Merle Haggard and several others wanted
to be a part of the project."
"Floyd Tillman-The Influence" will feature
fourteen of Floyd's biggest songs with special guests. George
Jones, Leona Williams, Merle Haggard, Mel Tillis, Frankie Miller,
Lawton Williams, Connie Smith, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Darrell
McCall, Big Bill Lister, Gene Watson, Ray Price and Hank Thompson
have all signed up to be a record duets.
"It was great letting the artists pick out
their favorite Floyd Tillman song to record," producer Justin
Trevino said. "George Jones wanted to record 'Driving Nails
in My Coffin' Merle Haggard wanted 'Cold Wat With You' and Hank
Thompson wanted 'I'll Take What I Can Get'."
Floyd recorded his vocals during three sessions
in San Marcos and then the duets were all added in at a later
time. Floyd did an excellent job and sounds great for an 88 year
old Country Music Legend.
"I have had the opportunity to book Floyd Tillman
on several dates across the state," Tracy said. "It's
literally amazing to see the response that Floyd receives. He
is such a legend and the respect flows from the audience directly
to him. It is great to see young girls ask to have their picture
made with him. Floyd is truly a treasure for all of us."
The musicians featured on "Floyd Tillman-The
Influence" include Johnny Gimble, Dave Kirby, Justin Trevino,
Levi Mullen, Floyd Domino, Smiley Reynolds and Dickey Overby.
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