By Clay Dubberly, Editor-In-Chief
With over 25 million album sales, two Grammy Awards, a CMA, and over 1,277,000 followers on his Facebook page, internationally-acclaimed country singer Travis Tritt is bringing his music to Shenandoah University’s Ohstrom-Bryant Theater on Jan. 8, 2016.
Dean Michael Stepniak says that SU is “proud to host a wonderful array of performing artists in its performance season. And it is a delight and pleasure to welcome Grammy award winning artist Travis Tritt to our university campus and into Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. His music has touched millions of music lovers, and we look forward to a great show.”
A personal touch will be added to the event: Travis Tritt’s performances will be punctuated by personal stories about his music and life as a performing artist.
Some of his biggest hits will be performed, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intention.”
Christian Schweiger, a 1998 SU alumni, said that “We hope the Roadhouse Classic becomes a much anticipated annual event for music lovers in the Shenandoah Valley. We were encouraged by our friend Dr. Michael Stepniak, Dean of the Shenandoah Conservatory to bring a taste of Americana music to Virginia’s first and flagship music school.”
“The Calm After” is the name of his new album, which he plans to release on his own Post Oak Records. “My voice has never been stronger, I’m constantly playing and working to become a better guitar player, banjo player, vocalist and songwriter. I am honestly as excited about the creative process and performing now as I was the day I signed my first record deal,” Travis said.
Tickets for the event are available at Ticketfly.com, which Bonnie Blue Concerts will be hosting.
The Ohstrom-Bryant Theater will open its doors to the concert at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.