Travis Tritt Pens Touching Message After Death of Country Icon Gary Scruggs

by Samantha Whidden
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Following the news that Gary Scruggs passed away at the age of 72, Travis Tritt took to Twitter with a touching message about the late country music icon. 

“So sad to hear of the passing of my friend Gary Scruggs,” Travis Tritt declared in the post. “A great guy who always kept in touch with me and my family over the years. My deepest condolences go out to all his family. RIP.”

As previously reported, Scruggs passed away earlier this month. According to his obituary, Scruggs was a Grammy-winning country performer, producer, singer, bassist, and songwriter. He was the eldest son of Earl Scruggs. “Gary grew up surrounded by music ‘royalty’, and began playing guitar and bass as a child. He contributed to Flatt and Scruggs’ albums as a teenager, and earned a BA in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.”

Gary teamed up with his brother Randy to release two albums in 1969 and 1970 as The Scruggs Brothers. He then formed the progressive country rock band, The Earl Scruggs Revue with Earl. Gary went on to play guitar and sang backup for Waylon Jennings, produced his records, and finally retired from the road in the mid-1980s.

Scruggs also worked with a wide range of musicians, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Doc Watson, The Byrds, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, Charlie Daniels, Steve Martin, Patty Loveless, and many others. He is survived by sons Jesse (Emily) and Jaime (Erika), his niece Lindsey, and grandchildren Alex, Camila, Austin, and Lily.

Travis Tritt Will Be Heading to the Buddy Holly Hall in Texas Next Spring 

On Tuesday (December 7th), 95.1 KFYO announced that Travis Tritt will be performing at the Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, Texas on May 13, 2022. The country singer will hit the road in 2022 for his An Evening With Travis Tritt this upcoming spring. 

According to its description, An Evening With Travis Tritt is an “up-close and personal event” that will include Tritt sharing personal stories with anecdotes about his life and music influences. “Fans will have the opportunity to experience this special evening featuring [Tritt] in an intimate solo-acoustic setting. His powerful voice and guitar are the subjects of the spotlight.”

Travis Tritt will be performing some of his biggest hits, which include Anymore, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, It’s a Great Day to be Alive, and Best of Intentions. “The Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a memorable experience.”

Meanwhile, tickets for the show will range between $45 and $99. The tickets for the upcoming performance at the Buddy Holly Hall will go on sale on Friday (December 10th). Tritt will also be performing in Jackson, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Alexandria, Virginia; Tiffin, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.