Grammy award-winning artist and country music hit maker Travis Tritt has recorded a rare acoustic special, “A Man and His Guitar,” at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. The one-of-a-kind performance premieres Thursday, Jan. 19th, at 8 p.m. on Nashville Public Television and features an in-studio appearance by the country star himself!
Tritt launched his career almost 30 years ago and immediately found fame alongside peers Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Alan Jackson. His 1990 debut album, “Country Club,” endeared him to fans of country flavored rock while at the same time gaining legions of hard core country fans.
Tritt, now a Grand Old Opry member, won the Top New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award that year due in large part to his remarkable success with, “Help Me Hold On,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” and “Drift Off to Dream,” which all peaked in the top three on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
“Country Club,” was certified platinum and two years later the Georgia native debuted, “It’s All About to Change,” a triple platinum certified album.
Tritt’s devoted fan base continues to help him sell out venues nationwide and in 2012 he formed his own label, Post Oak Recordings.
“A Man and His Guitar,” is inspired by Tritt’s loyal fans who have let him know over the years how much they enjoy his acoustic performances.
They certainly won’t want to miss this particularly engaging set where Tritt talks about, and pays tribute to, the artists who influenced him. In addition the guitarist reminisces about the special times and people he’s encountered during his long, illustrious career.
And, as if that weren’t enough to make even the most hardcore Tritt fans happy, he’s also invited Marty Stuart and James Otto to play and reminisce alongside him on, “A Man and His Guitar.”
Included in the PBS program are fan favorites, “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” and “Best of Intentions,” as well as unreleased versions of, “Come And Go Blues,” and “Pickin’ At It.”
“A Man and His Guitar,” premieres on PBS stations nationwide in March 2017. You can find out more about Tritt’s special acoustic performance at pbs.org/pressroom.
Be sure to check out his website for all the latest news, including information on tour dates at: www.TravisTritt.com.
Written by Tanya Clark