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Travis Tritt

Remember Travis Tritt is coming to Tupelo, Mississippi at the Bancorpsouth Arena on Thursday, August 11th at 8:00 p.m. for more information go here. Tickets are available.

 

Spend an Evening with Gary Morris

Spend an Evening with Gary Morris

You are invited to "Spend An Evening with Gary Morris" on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Shoals Theatre in Florence, Alabama beginning at 8:00 p.m. Come hear all Gary's hits in a relaxing atmosphere as Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and Gary Morris Productions present an Evening with Gary Morris. The Shoals Theatre is located at 123 N. Seminary Street, Florence. For ticket information call 256-764-1700 or visit garymorris.com.

 

 

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Celebrating 50 Years as Part of

The Soundtrack of America.

Made in Tennessee

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2016) – In Celebration of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 50th anniversary, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development honored bandmates Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen with special commemorative art pieces that included official Tennessee Ambassador of Goodwill certificates signed by Gov. Bill Haslam. The special presentation took place at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest, just prior to the band’s debut performance at the stadium. Brian Wagner, assistant commissioner of marketing, Department of Tourist Development, made the presentation to each member of the world-renowned group.

“We are incredibly proud of the impact that the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has had on the musical heritage of Tennessee,” said Wagner. “Our brand message notes The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee. Over the past fifty years, the works created by these musicians, in collaboration with legendary country music artists, have served as a touchstone for so many new fans to the genre not just in the United States, but around the world.”

 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has a full slate of dates commemorating the 50th milestone to run through the end of 2017, with many additional dates to be announced. Plans are extensive with select shows featuring special guests as well as many new exciting show elements.


For more information, visit nittygritty.com or follow them on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Travis Tritt

 

TWO TIME GRAMMY WINNER TRAVIS TRITT SET TO PLAY
BANCORPSOUTH ARENA AUGUST 11

 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 10 AT 10AM

 

Tupelo, MS – Two time Grammy winner and country legend Travis Tritt set to play the BancorpSouth Arena on Thursday, August 11 at 7pm. Featuring Corey Smith with special guest Luke Combs.

 

Tickets to Travis Tritt Featuring Corey Smith and special guest Luke Combs go on sale this Friday, June 10 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone 800-745-3000 or at the Arena Box Office. $72.75, $62.75, $39.75 and $30.75.  All ticket prices are subject to applicable service charges. 

 

About Travis Tritt

More than 27-years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern-rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe.  Continuously performing shows and withholding a heavy appearance schedule, Tritt is proving to be unstoppable.

 

The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline started when the young Marietta, Georgia native incorporated his lifelong influences of Southern Rock, blues and gospel into his country during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros in 1989.  Between then and 1999, Travis released seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label.  His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre's early '90s boom, dubbing him as 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.

 

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; all which led for Tritt to win Top New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award). Additionally, in 1991, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) marked Travis’ debut album Country Club as certified platinum.

Most recently, Tritt topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for over 60 consecutive weeks with 15 weeks spent at #1 and 35+ weeks notched in a Top 5 position. Tritt’s compilation album, Very Best of Travis Tritt, which was released in 2007, saw a resurgence of sales that started in Nov. 2014. The 20-track album features some of Tritt’s biggest hits, including “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” “Here’s A Quarter,” and “Anymore.”

 

Tritt is now gearing up for the release of his first live DVD project, titled Travis Tritt & Friends.  Recorded at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn, the DVD will feature Tritt performing some of his biggest hits in a live, intimate acoustic setting. The project will be released later this year.

 

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

 

About Corey Smith

The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it’s one he is determined to repay with this 10th album, While the Getting’ Is Good. The project released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith’s most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003. A collection of 12 songs, While the Getting’ Is Good was written entirely by Corey. As such, it’s a deeply personal album, one that explores themes of love, hometown pride and even personal discovery.

 

About Luke Combs

Luke Combs is a 25-year-old musician with his sights set on making good music. With the mid-summer release of Hurricane, Luke got his first look at the iTunes Top 10 Country Charts. Luke is currently playing shows across the nation and preparing for the release of his EP This One's For You in the Fall of 2015.

 

Growing up in Asheville, Luke played football for famed A.C. Reynolds High School while also performing with multiple vocal groups. Luke has been performing as a vocalist since his childhood and was even afforded the opportunity to sing a solo in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall.  While a student at Appalachian State University, Luke began writing songs and playing shows. It wasn't long until the crowds got too big to ignore and Luke made the move to Nashville. 

 

Called "one of the most promising young talents in country music" by Country Music North, Luke's unapologetic style and fearless vocal abilities is beginning to cause quite a stir in Nashville. 

 

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