Travis Tritt is not happy with the way he was treated at a recent show when he opened for Brantley Gilbert.
He took to his Twitter to write...
Even though @BrantleyGilbert only gave us 8 feet of stage, we had a great time performing for everyone @BlueRidgeFest tonight. Great crowd! My word of advice to all up and coming performers: Dont kick anymore asses on your way up than you are willing to kiss on your way down! Ive always treated my heroes and peers with respect. Ive respected everyone from George Jones, Waylon and Charlie Daniels who opened.
I doubt very seriously if @Brantley Gilbert knows how disrespectful his stage setup is to those who open for him. However, Im just saying. Regardless of circumstances, I love performing for an appreciative audience. The folks make the show for me. Nobody appreciates yall more! Make no mistake, @BrantleyGilbert is a fellow Georgia boy. He deserves whatever place he has carved for himself in the biz . All Im saying is that his handlers/management should be a little more aware of how he comes off to those he works with. No disrespect. Everyone in this biz knows we cant please everyone, in spite of our best intentions. However, non of us can fix what we dont know is wrong.
Know this. Ive had openers from Trisha Yearwood, Dixie Chicks, Little Texas, Joe Diffie, Lynyrd Skynyrd & LeRoy Parnell over the years . And Ive always personally made sure that they had all the stage space and production that they needed to put on the best show possible.
Travis must have really felt wronged to go public with his feelings. You'd think TT would want to keep this out of the public eye wouldn't you?