On May 26, a rare album recorded over three decades ago by multi-platinum-selling, Grammy award-winning artist Travis Tritt will be released on streaming services worldwide. Featuring 11 songs that deliver the quintessential Travis Tritt sound that drove him to the top of the mainstream, Proud of the Country will be released on digital streaming services for the first time via its original label, Copperhill Records. The album will be distributed by Reservoir imprint Painted Desert Music.
Proud of the Country is the record that reportedly landed Tritt his first-ever record deal and marked an integral turning point in Tritt’s career. Then a 2-side album, Proud of the Country was originally released in 1987 on Copperhill Records, a one-off label used by the recording studio Demo Listen Studio in Marietta, Georgia. Only 1000 physical copies were ever made, and the record has never been digitally released.
Continuing to touch the souls of the blue-collar working class he was raised in, Proud of the Country showcases Tritt’s traditional, classic country sound; transcending acoustic sounds, steel guitar, banjo, the hum of a harmonica, and his famous southern soul.
The first track off the album is “Get A Little Rowdy,” and is now available here. The classic country-flavored tune mimics Tritt’s days of playing clubs and small honky tonks.
Proud of the Country is produced by Danny Davenport, Billy Suit, and Tritt himself. Tritt wrote or co-wrote all songs on the album. Proud of the Country is available for pre-save here.
Proud of the Country track list:
- “Don’t Put Us Down”
- “Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” (Travis Tritt, Joey Davenport, Eddie Queen)
- “Gambler’s Blues”
- “Sleepless Nights” (Travis Tritt, Danny Davenport)
- “Proud Of The Country”
- “Staying Power”
- “Get A Little Rowdy”
- “Spend A Little Time”
- “Before You Said Goodbye”
Bonus Track: “I’m Not Laughing Now” (Travis Tritt)
The release of the project follows Reservoir’s acquisition of Tritt’s publishing and recorded music catalogs in 2022; a deal that included shares of Tritt’s entire body of work, excluding his most recent original full-length album, Set In Stone.
Tritt’s albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, have led him to amass more than 30 million in career album sales, two GRAMMY® Awards, four CMA Awards, including the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award); a Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, an invitation to become a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and a devoted fan base that has filled venues coast-to-coast. He also charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs Chart, earning five #1s and twenty Top 10 hits. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride,” “Best of Intentions,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter,” “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” and more. He is also dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which includes Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Alan Jackson, who dominated the charts in the ‘90s.
Currently gearing up for his 2023 Tour, Tritt is set to perform in select markets around the country. Kicking off March 30 in Troy, OH, the Travis Tritt 2023 tour will take him and his band through Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina. Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and more, with other markets and dates soon to be announced. Tritt is also set to join Eric Church on The Outsiders Revival Tour for two shows this summer: Cincinnati, OH (July 14) and St. Louis, MO (July 15). To purchase tickets or for more information on Travis Tritt’s 2023 tour dates, please visit https://travistritt.com/tour/.