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

  Staff   Mar 22, 2017   Country, News   0 Comment

Coming off a 32-city SOLD OUT solo acoustic tour, Tritt gears up for next leg of shows
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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, 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.

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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

Pictured below: Travis Tritt: A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre
Photo Credit: Chuck Arlund, Arlund Photography

Pictured below: Travis Tritt celebrated his 25th anniversary of becoming an Opry member Tuesday night, February 28. Pictured here L to R: Michael Guth, John Conlee, Travis Tritt, Bill Cody, Dan Rogers
© 2017 Grand Ole Opry / Photo by Chris Hollo

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