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

by Laura Lou / 275 days ago / Comments
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(Nashville, Tenn. – March 13, 2017) – 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 '90s boom, making him one of “The Class of '89,” 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 Catalog Country Albums chart for over 60 consecutive weeks, with 15 weeks spent at No. 1 and 35+ weeks notched in a Top 5 position.

For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Upcoming Dates & Markets (www.TravisTritt.com/tour):

Mar 10            Rama, Canada

Mar 11            Mount Pleasant, MI

Mar 17            Emporia, KS

Mar 18            Enid, OK

Mar 19            Wichita, KS

Apr 1               Lake Charles, LA

Apr 6               Westbury, NY

Apr 7               King of Prussia, PA

Apr 15             Decatur, AL

Apr 21             West Wendover, NV

Apr 23             Fort Collins, CO

Apr 26             Colorado Springs, CO

Apr 28             Las Cruces, NM

Apr 29             Scottsdale, AZ

Apr 30             Indio, CA

May 11            Winston-Salem, NC

May 12            Charles Town, WV

May 13            Corbin, KY

May 18            Moncton, NB

May 19            Truro, Canada

May 20            Summerside, Canada

May 21            Augusta, ME

June 2             Kansas City, MO

June 10           Norfolk, VA

June 22           New Brunswick, NJ

July 28            Longview, TX

Sept 22           Amesbury, MA

Sept 30           St. Charles, MO

 

 

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About Laura Lou

Laura Lou Journalist

Beginning about age 13, music always been my “safe place”, my “escape”, it became a part of who I am. My background includes being a photographer/journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio stations and more recently I have been an artist manager. What I continue to strive to learn is, what is important to the fans/readers? I find that the answer is always that they want to feel close to the artist they are supporting. The human contact that we all need is something that I want to deliver to anyone that happens to read something I write or see a photograph I shoot. It is important to me to provide that experience, because I am, after all, still always a “fan” and that giddy 13-year-old girl is simply amazed! I never imagined that my passion and love for music would lead me where I am today! I use the hashtag #iamtheluckiestgirliknow because I cannot believe how blessed I am! I’m excited to see “what happens next” and take you all along with me! This is going to be amazing…