Travis Tritt: A Man and His Guitar to Air on PBS Stations Across the Country This Month

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Coming off a 32-city SOLD OUT solo acoustic tour, Tritt gears up for next leg of shows. Preview a clip here Multi-award winning artist and country music hit-maker Travis Tritt continues to check off boxes in his illustrious career. Following the release of his live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled A Man and His Guitar – Live from the Franklin Theatre, the concert event is scheduled to air as special programming on PBS stations across the country (check local listings). Filmed and recorded in an intimate setting at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, Travis Tritt: A Man and His Guitar spotlights Tritt’s distinctively soulful voice, his exceptional guitar prowess, and features Tritt at his best, performing a fresh take on some of his biggest hits, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” and “Best of Intentions,” in a stripped down, pure form. Previously unreleased renditions of “Come and Go Blues” and “Pickin’ At It” are also included in the program. This presentation of Tritt’s performance features television hosts Nan Kelley and Brian Mansfield along with special in-concert guests Marty Stuart and James Otto. The southern-rock influenced artist is also coming off a 32-city sold out solo acoustic tour, with a second leg of shows already in full swing.  Forthcoming show dates and markets are listed below, with new dates continuously being added to www.TravisTritt.com. The Georgia native hit another milestone in his career when he recently celebrated his 25th anniversary of becoming an Opry member. Tritt performed and received a commemorative plaque presented by John Conlee celebrating his long-lived relationship with the Opry. While standing inside the famous six-foot circle on stage, Tritt expressed his gratitude by telling the crowd that this was the “biggest honor of my life.” More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, Tritt continues to sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. His 1990 debut album Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre’s early ʼ90s boom, making him one of “The Class of ʼ89,” along with country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, all of whom dominated the charts in the early 1990s.  “Country Club,” “Help Me Hold On,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” and “Drift Off to Dream” peaked at numbers two and three on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, which led Tritt to win the Top New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award). In 1991, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Country Club as platinum. Two years after his debut, Tritt’s sophomore album, It’s All About to Change, was released. The album shipped three million copies and all four of its singles reached the top five on the country music charts. Along with his first album, this release became triple-platinum certified by the RIAA. The next series of albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, Continue reading Travis Tritt: A Man and His Guitar to Air on PBS Stations Across the Country This Month

Travis Tritt’s A Man and His Guitar Premier

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Travis Tritt’s A Man and His Guitar Premieres Thursday, January 19, at 8 p.m. on NPT Travis Tritt’s A Man and His Guitar, a performance recorded at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., premieres Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. on Nashville Public Television. NPT is the presenting station for the program and the Jan. 19 broadcast will be a live taping in the NPT studio featuring Tritt, television host Nan Kelley and Brian Mansfield, for a version that will premiere on PBS stations nationwide in March 2017. A Man and His Guitar spotlights multi-award-winning artist and country music hitmaker Travis Tritt’s distinctively soulful voice and his exceptional guitar prowess. The concert features Tritt at his best, performing a fresh take on some of his biggest hits, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” and “Best of Intentions,” in a stripped down, pure form. Previously unreleased renditions of “Come And Go Blues” and “Pickin’ At It” are also included in the program. Tritt’s discovery that an audience loved to hear him perform songs accompanied only by his guitar served as the inspiration behind the project. In this performance, Tritt acknowledges and pays tribute to artists he grew up admiring and those who were influential to him with personal stories and anecdotes from his long career. Select acoustic numbers and humorous moments between Tritt and his guests Marty Stuart and James Otto are also highlighted. More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues to sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. His 1990 debut album Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre’s early ʼ90s boom, making him one of “The Class of ʼ89,” along with country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, all of whom dominated the charts in the early 1990s. “Country Club,” “Help Me Hold On,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” and “Drift Off to Dream” peaked at numbers two and three on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, which led Tritt to win the Top New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award). In 1991, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Country Club as platinum. Two years after his debut, Tritt’s sophomore album, It’s All About to Change, was released. The album shipped three million copies and all four of its singles reached the top five on the country music charts. Along with his first album, this release became triple-platinum certified by the RIAA. The next series of albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, scored Tritt more hit singles and led him to amass more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base. In 2012, he formed his own label, Post Oak Recordings, and shortly after released The Calm After…. In 2015, Tritt topped the SoundScan Top 200 Continue reading Travis Tritt’s A Man and His Guitar Premier

TRAVIS TRITT’s A MAN AND HIS GUITAR – LIVE FROM THE FRANKLIN THEATRE 2-DISC CD SET NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

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Travis Tritt’s forthcoming live 2-disc CD, A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre, is now available for pre-order through iTunes; officially to be released ‪on Nov. 18.  The much-anticipated release, recorded at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., spotlights Tritt’s distinctively soulful voice and his exceptional guitar prowess in an intimate theater setting. The project features Tritt at his best; performing an unplugged solo concert that gives fans the rare opportunity to hear a fresh take on some of Tritt’s biggest hits, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” and “Best of Intentions,” in a stripped down, pure form. Previously unreleased renditions of “Come And Go Blues” and “Pickin’ At It” are also included in the program. Tritt’s discovery that an audience loved to hear him perform songs accompanied only by his guitar served as the inspiration behind the project. In this concert, Tritt acknowledges and pays tribute to artists he grew up admiring and those that were influential to him as he punctuates the release with personal stories and anecdotes from his long career.   Select acoustic numbers and humorous moments between Tritt and his guests, Marty Stuart and James Otto, are also highlighted. The 2-disc CD set, A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre, will be available for purchase through major digital retailers, TravisTritt.com and at various stops throughout Tritt’s tour.  The DVD will only be available at TravisTritt.com and on tour. For a list of forthcoming tour stops, please visit www.TravisTritt.com. For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on and Facebook and Twitter. Disc 1 1. “It’s All About The Money” (Donny Kees, Jody Harris) 2. “Where Corn Don’t Grow” (Mark Alan Springer, Roger Murrah) 3. “The Pressure Is On” (Hank Williams, Jr.) 4. “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” (Jill Colucci, Stewart Harris) 5. “Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man” [with James Otto] (Kostas) 6. “Country Club” (Catesby Jones, Dennis Lord) 7. “Country Ain’t Country” (Carson Chamberlain, Casey Beatherd, Teresa Boaz) 8. “500 Miles Away From Home” (Bobby Bare, Charles Williams, Hedy West) 9. “Here’s A Quarter” (Travis Tritt) 10. “Best of Intentions” (Travis Tritt) 11. “Drift Off To Dream” (Travis Tritt, Stewart Harris) 12. “Help Me Hold On” (Travis Tritt, Pat Terry) Disc 2 1. “Whiskey Ain’t Workin’” [with Marty Stuart] (Ronny Scaife, Marty Stuart) 2. “Pickin’ At It” [with Marty Stuart] (Travis Tritt) 3. “Come And Go Blues” (Gregg Allman) 4. “Anymore” (Travis Tritt, Jill Colucci) 5. “I Walk the Line” (Johnny Cash) 6. “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” (Waylon Jennings) 7. “A Long Time Ago” (Waylon Jennings, Shel Silverstein) 8. “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grown Up To Be Cowboys” (Patsy Bruce, Ed Bruce) 9. “Lone Wolf” (Hank Williams, Jr.) 10. “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” (Darrell Scott) 11. “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” (Jerry Chestnut) 12.  “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” (Walt Aldridge, James LeBlanc) Tweet Cheat: .@Travistritt announes pre-order for 2-Disc CD/DVD A Man and His Guitar – Live from The Franklin Theatre. Hashtags: #AManAndHisGuitar #FranklinTheatre  

TUNE-IN ALERT: Travis Tritt Discusses Firsthand Paranormal Encounters On Lifetime Movie Network’s “The Haunting Of…” on Oct 29

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Kim Russo Visits Tritt’s Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin And Uncovers Dark History (Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 19, 2015) Travis Tritt is scheduled to appear on “The Haunting Of…” on Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CST. The one-hour episode, airing on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), will feature the award-winning music star discussing strange occurrences he’s encountered at his lakeside cabin in The Blue Ridge Mountains. In this episode, world-renowned psychic-medium Kim Russo visits the house and uncovers the dark history of the secluded residence. “The Haunting Of…” is an original series featuring Kim Russo as she gives an exclusive look at celebrities who have had their lives changed by paranormal events. To view a trailer featuring snippets of this season’s “The Haunting Of…” visit here. For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter and FaceBook.

Travis Tritt To Host Independence Day Radio Special on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Through 4th of July Weekend

Listeners can hear it first on Friday, July 4th at 12 p.m. ET (Nashville, Tenn. – July 1, 2014) – In conjunction with the Independence Day weekend, Grammy award-winning artist Travis Tritt will countdown his personal favorite Top Ten Prime Country songs about America on SiriusXM’s Prime Country (Ch. 58) during an hour-long special that will air over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Listeners can hear it first on Friday, July 4th at 12 p.m. ET.  The special will then rebroadcast on July 4th at 9 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 5th at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT and Sunday, July 6th at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. SiriusXM subscribers can tune-in via satellite on Prime Country, channel 58, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. To become a SiriusXM subscriber, please visit www.siriusxm.com. A Marietta, Georgia native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all whom dominated the charts in the early 90s. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Tritt’s music career.  He formed Post Oak Recordings in 2012 and released his new album The Calm After… through his own record label this past July. Included on the album is a duet with Tritt’s 15-year-old daughter, Tyler Reese. The song, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” is a cover of the 1980s pop hit. Together, they released a video for the track, which is available for viewing here.  Four of the songs on the album, co-produced by Randy Jackson, were either written or co-written by Tritt. The Calm After… is currently available on iTunes and other major digital retailers. Travis Tritt’s twenty-five year career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore” and “Best of Intentions.” Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Love Of A Woman” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.”  Tritt formed Post Oak Recordings in 2012 and is currently on the road with his band performing dates across the United States. As far as future plans, Tritt will release a live DVD later this year and he and Marty Stuart have an album in the works. For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.    

Travis Tritt & Friends Concerts Scheduled For Jan. 13 & 14 at the Franklin Theatre

Travis Tritt & Friends Concerts Scheduled For Jan. 13 & 14 at the Franklin Theatre Shows To Kick-Off Tritt’s 25th Anniversary Of Music Career Grammy award-winning artist and Country music hitmaker Travis Tritt will return to the Music City to host two special acoustic concerts, Travis Tritt & Friends, at the historic Franklin Theatre on Jan. 13 and 14 in Franklin, Tenn. The appearance marks Tritt’s first Nashville-based concert since 2002 and his first ever all-acoustic performance in Nashville. As a member of the famed “Class of ‘89” in Country music, these very special shows will kick-off the 25th anniversary of Travis’ career. James Otto and Marty Stuart are among the list of guests scheduled to appear with Tritt. More performers and concert lineups will be announced in the coming weeks. The two shows, featuring acoustic performances by Tritt and his guests, will showcase some of Tritt’s biggest hits performed in an intimate setting punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about Travis’ life and musical influences. In addition to witnessing this unique concert event, ticket holders will receive an autographed copy of Tritt’s current album, The Calm After… and a commemorative laminate. Tickets start at $100 per person, per show and will go on sale Nov. 27th at www.FranklinTheatre.com A Marietta, Georgia native, Travis Tritt formed Post Oak Recordings in 2012 and released his new album The Calm After… through the label this past July. Included on the album is a duet with Tritt’s 15-year-old daughter, Tyler Reese. The song, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” is a cover of the 1980s pop hit. Together, they released a video for the track, which is available for viewing here. Four of the songs on the album, co-produced by Randy Jackson, were either written or co-written by Tritt. The Calm After… is currently available on iTunes and other major digital retailers. Travis Tritt’s twenty-five year career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Can I Trust You With My Heart” and “Foolish Pride.” Tritt was dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, all whom dominated the charts in the early 90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Love Of A Woman” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” Tritt formed Post Oak Recordings in 2012 and is currently on the road with his band performing dates across the United States. For a complete list of upcoming tour dates, please visit www.TravisTritt.com.    

Travis Tritt’s “High Time For Gettin’ Down” Brings People to Dance Floors Across the Country

Dance Club Community Reacts To Travis Tritt’s “High Time For Gettin’ Down” (October 29, 2013 – Nashville, Tenn.) – Nashville-based venue marketing company, Marco Club Connection, has released Travis Tritt’s high-energy song, “High Time For Gettin’ Down” to country dance clubs across the United States. Released to nearly 240 venues and dance instructors across the country, the song has already proven to be a success with DJs adding the song into rotation on their playlists and instructors taking the dance to educate venue patrons on how to ‘get down’ to “High Time For Gettin’ Down.” The track has inspired choreographers and dance instructors to create line dances, including one by choregrapher Donna Manning, which can be seen here. Dance sheets for the song are currently being produced and will be made available available for fans to download at www.MarcoClubConnection.com. “When I heard the track for the first time, I instantly knew it would be a success within the dance club marketplace. The song’s traditional country feel made it perfect for an east coast swing, a jive, or even a single step swing,” said Marco Club Connection Venue Specialist, Bianca Valentino. Club owners and instructors are also speaking out about the song and the reaction they are already receiving. “Tried out ‘High Time For Gettin’ Down’ with my group today and they went nuts,” said Patti Nivens, a choreographer/line dance instructor from New Jersey. “They were up on their feet in no time.” Bronco Jim, a DJ from Keelersville Club in Pennsylvania added, “I’ve always loved this song! The crowd just loves it and I put it in high rotation right away. It is great for my club.” The track, along with Tritt’s new album The Calm After…, is available for purchase on iTunes. Special merchandise for the song will also be created and available through www.TravisTritt.com in the coming months.      

About Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt was one of the leading new country singers of the early ’90s, holding his own against Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Alan Jackson. He was the only one not to wear a hat and the only one to dip into bluesy Southern rock. Consequently, he developed a gutsy, outlaw image that distinguished him from the pack. Throughout the early ’90s, he had a string of platinum copies and Top Ten singles, which included three number one hits.

Tritt fell in love with music as a child, teaching himself how to play guitar when he was eight and beginning to write material when he was 14. Travis was determined to have a musical career, but his parents didn’t encourage him to follow his instincts. His mother didn’t mind that he wanted to perform, but she wanted him to sing gospel; his father was afraid there was no money in singing. When he was 18, he tried to settle down, work, and have a family but was unsuccessful — he was married and divorced twice before he was 22. He continued to play songs during working assorted jobs, which included one at an air-conditioning company. The company’s vice president was a guitarist who gave up hopes of a musical career and urged Tritt to follow his dreams. Tritt quit his job and started pursuing a career full-time.

In 1982, Tritt began his pursuit by recording a demo tape at a private studio which was owned by Danny Davenport, who happened to be an executive at Warner Brothers. Davenport heard the vocalist’s music and was impressed, deciding to take Tritt under his wing. For the next several years, the twosome recorded demo tapes during Tritt played the honky tonk circuit. The singer was developing a distinctive sound, adding elements of country-rock and Southern rock to his honky tonk.

Partway through in 1989, Warner Brothers’ Nashville division signed Tritt, and his debut album, Country Club, appeared in the stores in the spring 1990. It was preceded by the Top Ten hit, “Country Club.” Upon the release of his debut album, Tritt entered the first ranks of new country singers. His next two singles, “Help Me Hold On” and “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” hit number one and two respectively. “Put Some Drive in Your Country,” which had a clear rock & roll influence, stalled at number four, since radio programmers were reluctant to feature such blatantly rock-derived music.

Despite his success, the Nashville material industry was hesitant to embrace Tritt. His music and stage show owed too much to rock & roll, and his image didn’t succumb with the behatted legions of new male singers. Nevertheless, Tritt had a breakthrough success with his second album, 1991’s It’s All About to Change. Prior to its release, he had hired manager Ken Kragen, who also worked with Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, and We Are the World. Kragen helped market Tritt in a way that appealed to both country fans and a mass audience, sending It’s All About to Change into multi-platinum territory.

T-r-o-u-b-l-e, Tritt’s third album, was gave us in 1992. Although it didn’t match the success of It’s All About to Change, it had the number one single, “Can I Trust You With My Heart,” and went gold. Tritt bounced back in 1994 with Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof, which went platinum, spawned the number one single “Foolish Pride,” and marked his highest position, number 20, on the pop charts. His 1995 compilation Greatest Hits: From the Beginning went platinum within six months of its November release. Restless Kind was put forth in 1996, came two years later by No More Looking Over My Shoulder; Down the Road I Go was released in fall 2000. Live in Concert appeared in 2007 from Big Bang at a time of later that same year Category 5 put forth a new studio effort from Tritt called The Storm.