Travis Tritt Calls Out Brantley Gilbert on Twitter
Tritt, Thomas Rhett and 'Nashville' star Clare Bowen all preceded the 'Bottoms Up' singer at the Blue Ridge Music Festival in Salem, Va. on Saturday (May 31). Later that evening, Tritt posted the following comment to his Twitter account.
Tritt's post touched off a storm of replies, both pro and con. While a number of fans appeared to side with Tritt, asking why he should have to open for Gilbert, others weighed in against him.
After fans chimed in from all sides, Tritt clarified his remark in a further series of posts, saying, "Make no mistake, @BrantleyGilbert is a fellow Georgia boy. He deserves whatever place he has carved for himself in the biz.... All I'm 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 can't please everyone, in spite of our best intentions. However, non [sic] of us can fix what we don't know is wrong."
Tritt added, "Know this. I've had openers from Trisha Yearwood, Dixie Chicks, Little Texas, Joe Diffie, Lynyrd Skynyrd & LeRoy Parnell over the years.... And I've always personally made sure that they had all the stage space and production that they needed to put on the best show possible."
Gilbert has not commented on the matter.