Travis Releases Single "Why Me, Lord"

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When Travis Tritt sang “Why Me, Lord?” to honor the late, great George Jones at his memorial, the song became a viral video sensation. Soon after its posting, Tritt’s fans demanded the song be released. Many have also been asking for something gospel from the multi-platinum award winner for years. And so, the singer-songwriter could only oblige regardless of the imminent release of his upcoming CD,The Calm After…
A live acoustic version by Travis Tritt of “Why Me, Lord?,” originally penned by Kris Kristofferson, is now available as a stand alone single on iTunes ( The song will not be included on his album, The Calm After… , which drops on July 9 (pre-sale on iTunes starting June 25).
Marking a new beginning, The Calm After… is an update of his critically acclaimed 2007 album The Storm. Last year, Tritt received ownership of the album’s masters from his former record label, and was the first step in a process that led to the formation of his own Post Oak Recordings.
The release of The Calm After … will feature new tracks, including the remake of the Patty Smyth and Don Henley hit, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough.” Tritt sings the song with his 15-year-old daughter Tyler Reese and is the first official collaboration between father and daughter. The track is available for free download through People Country until Father’s Day, when it, fittingly, officially releases.
Coming off last year’s acclaimed solo-acoustic shows, Travis is back on the road with a full band, joined on select dates by Tyler Reese. Itinerary to date:
June 6 Charles W. Stockey Centre Parry Sound, ON
June 7 Metropolis Montreal, QC
June 8 Maritime Country Fest Fredericton, NB
June 9 Queens Place Emera Centre Liverpool, NS
June 12 Mile One Centre St. John’s, NL
June 22 Ft. Monroe Beach Stage Ft. Monroe, VA
June 24 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
June 26 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
June 27 Turning Stone Resort & Casino Verona, NY
June 28 Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA
June 29 JD Legends Entertainment Complex Franklin, OH
July 12 Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls, MN
July 19 Chautauqua Institute Chautauqua, NY
July 20 Beckley YMCA Sports Complex Beckley, WV
August 1 Campbell Country Fair Gillette, WY
August 2 Butte Silver Bow County Fair Butte, MT
August 3 Big Valley Jamboree Camrose, AB
August 8 Tillamook County Fair Tillamook, OR
August 9 Umatilla County Fair Hermiston, OR
August 16 Havelock Country Jamboree Havelock, ON
August 30 Fort Randall Casino Pickstown, SD
September 19 Pace Center Parker, CO
September 20 Sky Ute Casino Events Center Ignacio, CO
September 27 Margaritaville Resort Bossier, LA
September 28 Hot Springs Balloon Festival Hot Springs, AR
October 3 Bucks County Playhouse New Hope, PA
October 4 Renaissance Theatre Mansfield, OH
October 5 Newton Theatre Newton, NJ
October 6 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
October 12 Austin County Fair Bellville, TX
October 19 Mark G Etess Arena Atlantic City, NJ
October 26 Pensacola Interstate Fair Pensacola, FL
November 1 Strathmore North Bethesda, MD
November 2 New Barn Theater Mount Vernon, KY
November 9 Founder’s Day Festival Ocoee, FL