One of the best tours this year, The Can’t Miss Tour featuring country artists, Travis Tritt & Chris Janson recently came to perform at the First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro, Arkansas on October 13th!
Along with Tritt and Janson, the tour featured the upcoming country duo, The War Hippies as the opening act! “Thanks for coming out a little early!” said the duo. This duo which includes the members, Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis are both USMC & U.S. Army Combat Veterans. The duo performed a few of their original songs including American Son, Killin’ It, and The Hangman. They also performed a cover of Chris Issak’s song entitled, Wicked Game and performed a beautiful rendition of The Pledge of Allegiance.
It was all good vibes when Chris Janson made his entrance to the stage! “Welcome to The Can’t Miss Tour, I’m Chris Janson, it’s good to see you tonight!” said the artist. The country singer always brings the energy and excitement during his shows! Janson performed several of his big hit songs including Redneck Life, Fix A Drink, Things You Can’t Live Without, Good Vibes, Say About Me, The Reel Bass Pro with his son, Jessie, Drunk Girl, Done and his first #1 song, Buy Me A Boat!
He also performed another two songs, a very patriotic song he and Eric Church wrote entitled, Flag On The Wall. Followed by a song Janson recorded as well, which was written by Eric Church and they did a collaboration together on entitled, You, Me & The River. Along with that, Janson partially performed nine cover songs including Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, Mountain Music by Alabama, I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston, Piano Man by Billy Joel, Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Purple Rain by Prince, Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Keep Your Hands To Yourself by The Georgia Satellites and La Grange by ZZ Top.
Chris Janson was very appreciative of the fans coming out to the show. “Thank you for coming to the tour tonight, I really appreciate it! I know Travis appreciates it too!” continued Janson, “I love Arkansas and I love Arkansas people!” said the artist.
The entertainment continued as the main artist of the evening, Travis Tritt was welcomed on stage! “It’s so good to be here with ya!” said Tritt. He continued to say how excited they were to perform the show and the music they were going to perform. “We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time but we got a whole bunch of music we’re going to do for you folks tonight and most of the songs that we are going to do for you, are songs that have been around for a while, I hope that’s ok with you! But we’re gonna throw some new stuff at you too!” said the artist.
Along with that, Tritt said he was ready to have a good time with the crowd at the show! “In any case I hope you folks all came out here tonight for the same reason we did, because the biggest reason we’re with you tonight in Jonesboro, we came down here to party!” said the singer. Tritt performed several of his hit songs including Put Some Drive In Your Country, I’m Gonna Be Somebody, The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’, Where Corn Don’t Grow, Smoke In A Bar, Take It Easy, Anymore, Country Club, Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares), It’s A Great Day To Be Alive, Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde, and T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
Tritt also performed four covers including I Ain’t Living Long Like This by Waylon Jennings, Rockin’ On The Railroad and Little Queenie both by Chuck Berry and Long Haired Country Boy by Charlie Daniels. The country singer shared how Daniels was the first big name country artist who took Tritt under his wing and showed him a lot guidance and support through the early years of his career and they continued to have a cherished friendship for many years.
Along with that, Travis Tritt released a brand new album last year entitled, Set In Stone. He talked about releasing the album and how much he appreciates his loyal fans! “I did something last year I haven’t done in a long time,” said Tritt, “I released for the first time in about fourteen years, I released a brand new studio album. I’ll be honest with you, I was a little nervous about releasing a new album after being out of the studio for that long but thanks to all of the loyal fans that we’ve had for so many years, that album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Country Music Chart. So thank you for making that happen again.”
Travis Tritt has always been a big supporter of the United States Military and he talked about that as well during his show. He mentioned how one of his biggest songs, Anymore, was the reason he became more involved in military and veteran organizations through the years. The country artist had the opportunity to work with the D.A.V. the Disabled American Veterans organization and the group known as the V.F.W. the Veterans of Foreign War. Tritt expressed how special that experience was for him and how much it meant to him.
“Well I got to tell you, you’ve been a wonderful audience tonight! Thank you Jonesboro, Arkansas! We love y’all so much!” said Tritt as he closed the show with a standing ovation! This concert was definitely filled with amazing country music! Travis Tritt and Chris Janson in the same show makes for a phenomenal concert. These country artists brought the entertainment and great country music all together! The War Hippies certainly complimented the tour and artists as well! If you get a chance, definitely be sure to go see The War Hippies, Chris Janson or Travis Tritt in concert!
Be sure to follow all of these wonderful artists on social media!
The War Hippies – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at their website, www.WarHippies.com.
Chris Janson – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at his website, www.ChrisJanson.com.
Travis Tritt – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at his website, www.TravisTritt.com.
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