Travis Tritt Recalls Working From 7 AM To 2 AM When First Started Pursuing Country Music

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When you think of ’90s country, Travis Tritt will always be one of the first ones to come to mind.

I’ll never forget being a 15-year-old kid driving my two door beater truck to my grandparents house for Sunday lunch, and hearing his hit song, “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” for the very first time, and it kickstarted my love for ’90s country music.

He sat down for an interview with Tucker Carlson on FOX News to discuss everything from the state of the country, to his own country music career.

With that being said, there is some intriguing stuff about how he dipped his toes into the country music scene.

He recalled the first time he was inspired to pursue playing gigs:

“I saw a guy up on a little small stage over in the corner, with just him and a guitar. And I think he had, like, a little drum machine. And that was it. And I sat and watched this guy, and he was pretty good.

I sat and watched him for about two hours. And I thought to myself the whole time, I could do that job. I could do that. I could do that. I could do that as good as he can, maybe even better.” 

So he made the move to Nashville.

He then admitted that balancing being a manager by day, and a country music singer by night took a toll on his body, as he worked from 7AM to 2AM for 18 straight months:

“(It was) tough on my marriage and tough on my health.

But after about 18 months, I realized two things. I’m having more fun on my night job than I am on my day job. And oddly enough, I’m making more money on my night job.”

Tritt is a definition of a guy who cut his teeth on the road, working 19 hours a day to provide for his family, and still focus on what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

His recent music for “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That No More” honors the legends that came before him, doing it the right way as well.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock