Recorded over 3 Decades Ago, ‘Proud of the Country’
Credited for Earning Tritt His First Record Deal
"Proud of the Country", the highly-anticipated first album, by multi-platinum-selling, Grammy award-winning artist Travis Tritt, is now available for streaming worldwide on all major digital platforms for the first time ever. Originally recorded in 1987 and featuring 11 timeless songs that embody the iconic Travis Tritt sound, "Proud of the Country" transports listeners back to a pinnacle point in Tritt’s career. Fans can also now get their hands on the limited-edition CD of "Proud of the Country", featuring two bonus tracks, exclusively available at retail giant Walmart.
"Proud of the Country" is released via its original label, Copperhill Records, and is 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, the album showcases Tritt’s traditional, classic country sound; transcending acoustic sounds, steel guitar, banjo, the hum of a harmonica, and his famous southern soul. "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" Track List:
“Don’t Put Us Down” (Travis Tritt)
“Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” (Travis Tritt, Joey Davenport, Eddie Queen)
“Gambler’s Blues” (Travis Tritt)
“Sleepless Nights” (Travis Tritt, Danny Davenport)
“Proud Of The Country” (Travis Tritt)
“Staying Power” (Travis Tritt)
“Get A Little Rowdy” (Travis Tritt)
“Spend A Little Time” (Travis Tritt)
“Before You Said Goodbye” (Travis Tritt)
“Dreams” (Travis Tritt)
Bonus Track: “I’m Not Laughing Now” (Travis Tritt)
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. 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/.
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