What is Travis Tritt's Net Worth?
Travis Tritt is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor who has a net worth of $35 million. Tritt earned his net worth through his successful recording career as well as from the many songs he has composed and his acting roles. Travis has made a name for himself with his hard-rocking, rowdy style defined by mainstream country and Southern rock influences. Since he signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1989, he has seen the release of 12 studio albums and four live albums. Tritt became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1992, and he is known for hit singles like "Help Me Hold On," "Can I Trust You with My Heart," "Foolish Pride," and "Best of Intentions." Travis has appeared in more than 20 film and television projects, including "Sgt. Bilko" (1996), "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998), and "Forever My Girl" (2018), and he published the autobiography "Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof" in 1994.
Travis Tritt was born James Travis Tritt on February 9, 1963, in Marietta, Georgia. He grew up with mother Gwen, father James, and sister Sheila and taught himself how to play guitar at an early age. As a teenager, Travis joined his church's band and started writing music as a Sprayberry High School student. He formed a bluegrass group with some friends, and they came in second place when they performed "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" in a local contest. With the help of Danny Davenport, an executive at Warner Bros. Records, Tritt recorded the demo album "Proud of the Country." After Davenport sent the album to Warner Bros. representatives, Travis was signed by the label's Nashville division.
Tritt released his debut studio album, "Country Club," on February 22, 1990, and it reached #3 on the "Billboard" Top Country Albums chart and was certified 2x Platinum. He followed his successful debut with the 3x Platinum "It's All About to Change" in 1991 and the 2× Platinum "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" in 1992. Travis then released the holiday album "A Travis Tritt Christmas: Loving Time of the Year" (1992) and the 2× Platinum "Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof" (1994) and the Platinum "The Restless Kind" (1996). In the '90s, 15 of Tritt's singles reached the top 10 on the Hot Country Songs chart. His first album of the 2000s, "Down the Road I Go," was released on Columbia Nashville and was certified Platinum. The single "Best of Intentions" topped the Hot Country Songs chart, and "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" and "Love of a Woman" made it to #2.
Tritt then released the studio albums "Strong Enough" (2002), "My Honky Tonk History" (2004), and "The Storm" (2007) and the live albums "A Man and His Guitar: Live From the Franklin Theatre" (2016), "The Big Bang Concert Series: Travis Tritt" (2017), "Live On Soundstage" (2019), and "Homegrown" (2019). In 2021, he released his first studio album in over a decade, "Set in Stone." Tritt collaborated with Marty Stuart on the 1991 single "The Whiskey Ain't Workin,'" and he has performed on Stuart's songs "This One's Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time)" and "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best" as well as "Same Old Train," which featured Stuart, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, and several other artists. Travis has also performed on Bill Engvall's "Here's Your Sign (Get the Picture)," Patty Loveless' "Out of Control Raging Fire," The Charlie Daniels Band's "Southern Boy," Cory Marks' "Outlaws & Outsiders," and Hot Country Knights' "Pick Her Up," and he teamed up with Mark O'Connor, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, and Marty Stuart on O'Connor's 1994 single "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia."
Tritt made his acting debut in the 1993 television film "Rio Diablo," and in 1994, he appeared in the feature film "The Cowboy Way" and the TV movie "Following Her Heart." He guest-starred on "Tales from the Crypt" (1995), "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (1995), and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1996), and he appeared in the 1996 film "Sgt. Bilko" alongside comedy legends Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, and Phil Hartman. Travis starred in the TV movies "A Holiday for Love" (1996) and "The Long Kill" (1999), and he appeared in 1997's "Fire Down Below" and reunited with Aykroyd in 1998's "Blues Brothers 2000." Tritt then guest-starred on "Diagnosis Murder" (1999), "Touched by an Angel" (1999), "Arliss" (1999), "Elmo's World" (2002), "Yes, Dear" (2004), and "Blue Collar TV" (2005) and lent his voice to the animated series "King of the Hill" (2003). In 2013, Travis appeared in the film "Brother's Keeper," followed by 2014's "As Dreamers Do," 2017's "Let There Be Light," and 2018's "Forever My Girl."
Travis married Karen Ryon, his high school sweetheart, in September 1982, and they divorced two years later. In 1995, Ryon published the book "Keep the Memories, Bury the Love: My Life With Travis Tritt." Travis then wed Jodi Barrett in 1984, and they divorced in 1989. Tritt married Theresa Nelson on April 12, 1997, and they welcomed daughter Tyler on February 18, 1998, followed by sons Tristan (born June 16, 1999) and Tarian (born November 20, 2003). In 2019, Tritt's tour bus was involved in an accident in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that resulted in the deaths of two people who were travelling the wrong way on Veteran's Highway. Travis is a member of the Republican party and the National Rifle Association, and he has supported George W. Bush and Donald Trump. In 2015, Tritt appeared on the Lifetime series "The Haunting of…" and revealed that he has had paranormal experiences in his cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He said that he regularly heard disembodied voices there and that he had seen footprints appear in the carpet and found imprints on the bedspread that weren't made by anyone in the home. Psychic medium Kim Russo informed Tritt that an African-American medicine man had been murdered on the property and that the disembodied voices were the murderers' angry spirits.
Awards and Nominations
Tritt has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Country Vocal Collaboration for "The Whiskey Ain't Workin" in 1993 and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "Same Old Train" in 1999. His other nominations were for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" and "Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man," Best Country Song for "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)," Best Music Video, Long Form for "A Celebration – A Musical Tribute To The Spirit Of The Disabled American Veteran," Best Country Vocal Collaboration for "The Devil Comes Back To Georgia," and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best" and "Hope: Country Music's Quest For A Cure." Travis won a "Billboard" Award for Top New Male Artist in 1990, and the Country Music Association presented him with a Horizon Award in 1991 and named "This One's Gonna Hurt You," "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair," and "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best" Vocal Event of the Year in 1992, 1993, and 1996, respectively.