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JOPLIN, Mo., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Country star Travis Tritt says he pulled out of Sunday's benefit concert for Missouri tornado relief because his expenses would have been covered by donations.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A touring company in New York alleges in a federal lawsuit that country music singer Travis Tritt owes it more than $418,000.

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Grand Ole Opry radio show turns 80

NASHVILLE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The longest-running radio show in the United States -- Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry" -- is gearing up to celebrate 80 years on the air.

Grand Ole Opry's 80th shapes up

NASHVILLE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Garth Brooks, Ralph Stanley, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt will be among the celebrants for Nashville's Grand Ole Opry's 80th anniversary. Six special anniversary shows are scheduled over three days starting Oct. 11 at the Grand Ole Opry Ho
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Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt performs in concert, at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre , in West Palm Beach, Florida, on January 27, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is an American country music singer from Marietta, Georgia. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1989, releasing seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label between then and 1999. In the 2000s, he released two albums on Columbia Records and one for the defunct Category 5 Records. Seven of his albums (counting the Greatest Hits) are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); the highest-certified is 1991's It's All About to Change, which is certified triple-platinum. Tritt has also charted more than forty times on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five number ones — "Help Me Hold On," "Anymore," "Can I Trust You with My Heart," "Foolish Pride" and "Best of Intentions" — and fifteen additional top ten singles. Tritt's musical style is defined by mainstream country and Southern rock influences.

He has received two Grammy Awards, both for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: in 1992 for "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'," a duet with Marty Stuart, and again in 1998 for "Same Old Train", a collaboration with Stuart and nine other artists. In addition, he has received four awards from the Country Music Association, and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992.

James Travis Tritt was born in Marietta, Georgia on February 9, 1963 to James and Gwen Tritt. He first took interest in singing after his church's Sunday school choir performed "Everything Is Beautiful." He received his first guitar at age eight and taught himself how to play it; in the fourth grade, he performed "Annie's Song" and "King of the Road" for his class, and later got invited to play for other classrooms in his school. At age fourteen, his parents bought him another guitar, and he learned more songs from his uncle, Sam Lockhart. Later on, Tritt joined his church band, which occasionally performed at other churches nearby.

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