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Travis Tritt Makes First Mainstream Rock Songs Appearance, Thanks to Cory Marks

"Outlaws & Outsiders" also features contributions from Five Finger Death Punch's Ivan Moody and Motley Crue's Mick Mars.

For the second instance in 2020, Travis Tritt reaches a Billboard airplay chart — and this time, it’s not his familiar ground on the Country Airplay survey.

Tritt is a featured vocalist on Cory Marks‘ “Outlaws & Outsiders,” alongside Ivan Moody and Mick Mars, and the track debuts at No. 38 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay list dated March 7.

For Tritt, it’s his first time on a format-specific Billboard airplay chart that isn’t part of the country genre, after appearing on Country Airplay with 47 entries beginning in 1990. On Country Airplay, he’s racked up five No. 1s, first leading with “Help Me Hold On” in May 1990 and most recently ruling with “Best of Intentions” in November 2000.


Last month, after a 12-year break from Country Airplay, he returned as a featured artist on Hot Country Knights‘ “Pick Her Up,” which has so far reached No. 40.

Meanwhile, “Outlaws & Outsiders,” released on Better Noise Music, is the first Mainstream Rock Songs appearance for the Canadian-born Marks, the first country music signing to Better Noise in late 2018. The label also represents Five Finger Death Punch, whose lead vocalist is Moody, and Motley Crue, for whom Mars plays guitar. The song likewise marks Mars’ first solo appearance on a Billboard chart following successes with Motley Crue and Moody’s first outside of FFDP.

Following its release, “Outlaws & Outsiders” debuted at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart dated Nov. 30 with 5,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.