Travis Tritt is coming home again.
As with the previous homecoming concerts he performed in at the Fox Theatre in Midtown during the 1990s, the Marietta native and country music star is returning to the venue for his Thanksgiving Homecoming Show on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. For this event he’s bringing along the Charlie Daniels Band and his daughter, Tyler Reese Tritt.
“We used to do (homecoming shows) every year around the holidays, and we’d have guests come in that would perform with us,” said Tritt, who lives in Paulding County. “Those were so much fun and we had such a good time with those that we thought about the idea of trying to do them again.
“So this year, as it worked out, Charlie Daniels and I have been touring together a lot, and we were able to secure the venue, which is the Fox Theatre — one of my favorite places to play. So, we were very excited about the opportunity to play. Not only to return to the homecoming shows, but also to get a chance to do it with one of my favorite people, that is, Charlie Daniels, and at one of my favorite places to play in the entire country, i.e. the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.”
Daniels, who has been touring with Tritt for about 30 years, including much of 2019, is equally excited about the concert. In years past Daniels, who lives in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, has hosted a similar Volunteer Jam concert nearby in Nashville.
“It’s Travis’ homecoming concert and he’s a good friend of mine,” he said. “I know what it means to play in front of the home folks and he does, too. He’s shared that with me with the Volunteer Jam. It’s my first opportunity to do a show for him and his hometown. It’s going to be a banner night for everybody.”
Daniels is known for his 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won Grammy, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release in May, it’s been covered by artists ranging from The Chipmunks and The Muppets to Primus, the Zac Brown Band and Keith Urban.