The opening weekend of the 2008 Savannah Music Festival (SMF) now features a standout country music reunion in place of the originally scheduled appearance by Marty Stuart and deceased country music legend Porter Wagoner. "An Evening with Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt" is a special acoustic duo performance including the platinum-selling artist and Georgia native Travis Tritt alongside the inimitable Stuart. The two take the stage at the Trustees Theater at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 21.
In 1991, Stuart and Tritt co-wrote the Grammy-winning song "The Whisky Ain't Workin'," released on the Travis Tritt album It's All About to Change. Stuart put out an album in 1992 with a title track called "This One's Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time)," another duet with Tritt that became a hit. The duo toured together in the early 1990's on their "No Hats" tour, bucking the day's trend of Nashville performers donning cowboy hats. In 1996, Marty Stuart released another Travis Tritt duet as a title track on his album Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best.