Country music icon, Travis Tritt, recently joined the 2021 Volunteer Jam Line-Up. The Volunteer Jam – A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels “has become an all-star tribute to Charlie Daniels after his passing last year,” according to The Country Daily. Initially scheduled in Nashville earlier this year, the date was postponed due to quarantine restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, the concert will take place this upcoming August 18, and features a jam-packed performance line-up. Prior to Tritt’s inclusion in the jam, the concert was already promising to be memorable. It includes famous artists ALABAMA, Trace Adkins, and Randy Travis among a whole host of other country music favorites. Daniels’ bandmates are also set to perform in remembrance of their late frontman.
“I’m so thrilled to be a part of this year’s Volunteer Jam,” Tritt said. “For many years, Charlie Daniels was kind enough to personally invite and include me in the Volunteer Jam and it was always a highlight.”
This year, the star looks forward to paying tribute to the iconic Charlie Daniels and his bandmates.
Travis Tritt and Others Are Excited to Be Performing Live Again
Travis Tritt and numerous other musical artists and performers are relieved at the opportunity to tour again this summer. The tour kicked off after a year and a half of no live music and little live entertainment. As society does its best to readjust to life post-pandemic, country music was one of the industries that got its head start in attempting to return America to normalcy again.
Tritt released his newest album in over a decade back in May. It was a perfect time for new music as we rise out of such a detrimental period in global history. The new album, Set In Stone, is a callback to his famous style from the early 2000s and we could not be more excited.
Tritt recently shared his excitement at being back on tour again via an early July Twitter post. The post featured a live performance in Watertown, South Dakota. “America is open for business again and I couldn’t be happier,” he shared.
Tritt Won’t Let a Playful Meme Get His Goat
After premiering his hit song “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” in 2000 over two decades ago, the song peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It also claimed the no. 33 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Despite the song’s popularity and meaningfulness, the cover for the album featuring this track is cringey in the most late 90s/early 2000s way. The cover features an “effortlessly” smiling Travis Tritt leaning back and arms wrapped around his knee, perched on what looks to be a wooden porch.
From it arose a meme, and we can’t help but add it to our list of faves. The cover photo is accompanied by the little line, “When you’ve got rice cookin’ in the microwave.”
While Tritt didn’t seem overly offended or impressed by the meme, he said in a Taste of Country article that it did help a younger generation discover his music. Honestly, we’ll take any quality country music meme we can get.