Reservoir Media, Inc. recently acquired major shares of Travis Tritt’s full catalog, including both master recordings and compositions. A member of the “Class of ’89” Nashville stars — a group of artists that went on to dominate country radio in the following decade, including Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and Clint Black — the Grammy winner’s sought-after discography includes “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive,” “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin,'” “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” and “Nothing Short of Dying.”
The Marietta, Georgia-born singer has charted over 40 times on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, earned two Grammys and four Country Music Association Awards, and became a member of the Grand Old Opry over the course of his decades-long career. His prized catalog now joins the likes of Reservoir’s other recent country acquisitions, like Alabama’s recorded music catalog and compositions from Nashville songwriter Stephony Smith (including “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill).
Reservoir’s evp of creative, John Ozier, calls Tritt a “pillar of the ’90s country movement.” Adding that “his influence continues to impact the genre and its chart resurgence today.”
The country artist made headlines in October for his stance against the COVID-19 vaccine, cancelling shows in Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, and Kentucky in venues that required proof of vaccination, negative tests, or masks. “I’m putting my money where my mouth is,” he explained, in a self-released statement.
Recently, Tritt signed to LA-based label Big Noise Music Group ahead of his latest album Set in Stone (2021), Tritt’s first full length release in 12 years. Shares of the publishing and master recordings of Set in Stone are included in the Reservoir acquisition.