Travis Tritt Posts Photos from February 13 Concert, Sends Message About Live Music

by Jennifer Shea

Country star Travis Tritt played a solo acoustic show in Owensboro, Kentucky on Saturday night, and he said it felt good to perform in front of a live audience.

Travis Tritt Performs Live Show in Owensboro

“The one thing I’ve learned in the past year is to be grateful anytime I get a chance to perform live music for a live audience,” Tritt posted to Instagram on Saturday. “We all miss this so much! Thanks so much to the awesome crowd we had tonight in Owensboro, KY for my solo acoustic show.”

The show took place at the Owensboro Sportscenter, the Owensboro Times reported. Tritt reportedly also shared behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes from his life and career during the show.

While it was a live show, there were precautions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Face masks were required at all times except when eating or drinking, and hand sanitizing stations were scattered throughout the venue. Social distancing was also required in lines for concessions, tickets and show merchandise.

Tritt Turns 58

The show came on the heels of Tritt’s 58thbirthday this past Tuesday. Tritt celebrated the day with his wife Theresa and three children, Tristian James, Tarian Nathaniel and Tyler Reese.

“What a great birthday!” Tritt tweeted on Wednesday. “Love and thanks to my wife and family for making the day so special. Thanks to all the fans who sent me Happy Birthday wishes also! I’m very blessed indeed!”

Music plays a big role in Tritt’s family life, as well. Tritt’s daughter, Tyler Reese, reportedly enjoys singing and has quite a knack for it. She has occasionally taken the stage with her dad at concerts.

Looking Ahead to Summer

2021 is already shaping up to be a rough year for live shows. Many summer music festivals have been cancelled, and others are shifting online.

Some in the music industry take a dim view of the prospects for concerts this year overall. Music producer Randy Phillips told Deadline that he forbade the group he manages, Why Don’t We, from touring this summer.  

“I just said no,” he said. “We’ll never be able to tour in 2021. Look how much trouble it is to inoculate people. We need a good nine months to a year to recover from the economic affect [of the pandemic].”

But Andy Gensler, executive director of touring industry trade Pollstar, said that live shows like Tritt’s offer a bright spot for the industry.

“We are not writing off summer,” Gensler said. “There’s shows with varying capacities happening now and slated in the next few months, including… Travis Tritt and others.”

Tritt’s next tour dates are April 1 at the Abacoa Amphitheater in Jupiter, Florida and April 2 at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach, Florida.