Having a face to face conversation, what a strange concept these days.
But Travis Tritt wants to meet with Zach Bryan in person to discuss their differences.
Obviously one of the biggest hot-button issues right now is, strangely, Bud Light. The iconic beer brand recently partnered with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, and set off a firestorm of boycotts and backlash.
In the country music world, two of the most outspoken stars against Bud Light have been Travis Tritt and John Rich. While Rich announced that he would be removing Bud Light from his downtown Nashville bar, Redneck Riviera, Tritt also said that he would be removing all Anheuser-Busch products from his tour rider.
Tritt said he’s not alone in the country music world when it comes to removing his support of Bud Light, but that other artists are afraid to speak up about it – noting that he has no such fear:
Tritt’s tweets drew strong reactions from both sides of the debate (like everything online does these days). And one of country music’s newest superstars even jumped into the discussion.
Zach Bryan directly addressed Tritt in a tweet, saying that while he “doesn’t mind” Travis Tritt, he thinks that “insulting transgender people is completely wrong because we live in a country where we can all just be who we want to be.” And he ended his tweet with one of Tritt’s most famous lyrics, saying that it’s “a great day to be alive I thought.”
He also called out Tritt again in a follow-up tweet, addressing a tweet from Travis that called for Jack Daniels drinkers to take notice of the whiskey company’s partnership with Ru Paul’s Drag Race for a “Small Town, Big Pride” campaign.
Zach has been silent on Twitter since the day those tweets were posted a week ago, but it seems that Travis Tritt has no interest in hashing out their differences online – and wants to meet with Zach in person.
In a tweet to Zach this morning, Travis said that he had been trying to reach out through Zach’s manager. But since they would both be playing at the Two Step Inn festival tomorrow just outside of Austin, Travis would like to meet Zach for an in-person chat while they’re both in the same place.
“Zach, Been trying to reach out to you through your manager. Since we are both playing the Two Step Inn Festival in Georgetown, TX this Saturday, I was hoping we could chat in person. I will be there all day on Saturday. Please let me know if we can chat. Thanks.”
I guess we’ll see if Zach has any interest in taking Travis up on the offer.