Tritt, Stuart Coming To Indiana University Of Pennsylvania

This appeared in the Indiana Gazette - November 19, 2008

Country music fans will get a double-dose of acoustic music from two Grammy-winning performers Thursday.

Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart will bring their tour to Fisher Auditorium at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Their coast-to-coast tour will be all acoustic with no backing bands. The duo toured in the '90s with their No Hats Tour, and collaborated on hits such as "The Whiskey Ain't Workin','' "This One's Gonna Hurt You (For A Long, Long Time)'' and "Honky-Tonkin's What I Do Best.''

Tritt's latest album, 2007's The Storm, was produced by American Idol judge Randy Jackson. Tritt has won two Grammy awards and three County Music Association awards.

Stuart's latest release is 2007's Compadres: An Anthology of Duets. He's won four Grammies and one CMA award.

The tour kicked off November 1 in Temecula, California, the same day Stuart's half-hour television series premiered on the rural lifestyle network RFD-TV. The Marty Stuart Show airs Saturdays. He will welcome the quartet Riders In The Sky on this weekend's program.

``I love this show,'' said Stuart in a news release. ``It represents everything that I cherish about traditional country music. I've fallen head over heels all over again with rhinestones, love songs, train songs, gospel songs, fancy pickin' and the steel guitar. I've always believed that God made Saturday nights for country music. This show is a natural for Saturday night.''

Stuart also possesses a vast music memorabilia collection, and more than 300 of his artifacts are currently on display as part of the special exhibit Sparkle and Twang: Marty Stuart's American Odyssey at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tritt and Stuart will perform tonight at the State Theatre for the Arts in Easton, Pennsylvania and conclude the tour Friday at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware

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