Travis Tritt

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Tommy Stinson, bassist for the Replacements, talks about the CC Club

    Tommy Stinson learned to play bass at age 11, and just a year later started strumming with the musicians, including his brother Bob, who would make up the Replacements. For this week's cover story on the CC Club, Stinson -- who now juggles multiple projects, including solo albums like 2011's "One Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    An oral history of the CC Club jukebox

    When David Prass bought the CC Tap in 1974, it was a 3.2 beer joint that had live music and a stage. Prass re-named the bar the CC Club, and transferred the liquor license over from his father's old bar. Along with the booze came new restrictions on the kind of entertainment the CC could offer, incl ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Top 13 country songs about whiskey

    Today's a big day in whiskey history. As legend tells it, it was on this day in 1983 that Merle Haggard set a new world record for purchasing the largest round of whiskey, after buying 5,095 shots of Canadian Club at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth at an appearance to promote his "C.C. Waterback" du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Ten country songs to bring on the spring

    March is that time of year when we forget everything we've ever come to know about the month's wild mood swings. We ignore the weatherman's prognostications, and throw on shorts and short sleeves at the first sight of melting (read: slushy, gray, disgusting) snow. And so by our interpretation, guess ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Top ten country kiss-off songs for Valentine's Day

    Country music has given us some of the sappiest most godawful finest, most touching love songs of the last several decades, but when it comes to break-up songs, that's where the genre truly earns its keep on the charts. We picked the most vengeful, the most spiteful, the most downright angry country ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Top ten country songs about farming -- ahead of Farm Aid this weekend

    David Allan Coe famously said that the perfect country and western song requires the following five components: Mama, trains, trucks, prison, and gettin' drunk. With all due respect to Mr. Coe, one subject seems absent: farmin'. Farming has been a part of country music since -- well, we guess the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Country Music Festival Season Preview: Have you ordered your Mini-Biff?

    "Load up the RV, mama - we're goin' to WE Fest." You wish. Working stiffs like us don't get Fridays off, and we ain't got no RV. Maybe you ain't even got no mama. Poor you. But for those with mamas, vacation time, and an RV (or the dogged tenacity to sleep in a hot, muddy tent next to the portable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    The Night release a new EP at the Entry

    ‚ÄčEverything from their name to the number of members in the band hint at something simple, but post-punk Minneapolis electro-duo, The Night, are anything but straightforward.Their songs sound like collaborations within themselves -- two halves not quite fitting together as you'd expect -- yet stil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Wanda Jackson, Justin Townes Earle, Travis Tritt and more this weekend

    Photo courtesy of wandajackson.comWanda Jackson​Ahem. Perty little lo-ove song. Perty little lo-ove so-oh-ong. Perty little lo-ove song... bang bing bong. Take a second to learn the real lyrics to this song* when the Marshall Tucker Band opens for Travis Tritt at the Otsego JamFest Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Travis Tritt at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 10/13/10

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Travis Tritt October 13, 2010 Burnsville Performing Arts Center Prologue: How does one write sincerely yet un-self-consciously about the solo and acoustic performance of one of her favorite performers from her adolescence? She gets very drunk, that is how. Brutal, unabas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Country Festivals: Decorate your RV! Win a John Deere!

    Your guide to the hottest, the sweatiest, the smelliest country music festivals this summer. Somebody grab the cooler.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Joe Buck at Lee's Liquor Lounge tonight

    Hellbilly's howling preacher rides into Minneapolis tonight, and all hell follows with him.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Are You Ready For the Country: Your cheatin' heart will tell on you

    Blame it on your lying cheating cold deadbeating two-timing double-dealing mean mistreating loving heart.

  • News

    December 18, 1996


    Days and nights at the most maligned workplace in the country--the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Music

    August 21, 1996