New York-based Reservoir Media has acquired the publishing and recorded music catalogs of two-time Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Travis Tritt.
The news follows Reservoir’s recent acquisition of the publishing catalog of Grammy-winning DJ, songwriter and producer Fred Rister.
According to a press release announcing the news, the deal with Travis Tritt includes shares of all of Tritt’s oeuvre, up to his most recent album, Carved in stone.
Seven of Tritt’s albums are certified Platinum or higher and he has achieved over 30 million career album sales.
It has also charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs Chart, including five No. 1s and 20 Top 10 hits.
Additionally, Tritt has won two Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards, was named Best New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Tritt released his first album, Country Club, in 1990, which included her first No. 1 single, Help me hold on, and was later certified Platinum.
Tritt’s second album, It’s All About to Change, was a huge hit, earning triple platinum certification with all four singles, Here’s a quarter (call someone who cares), whiskey ain’t working no more, and Nothing less than to die, breaking Billboard’s Top 5 Hot Country Songs.
Whiskey doesn’t work‘ won Tritt his first Grammy Award in 1992 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
Tritt won his second Grammy Award in 1999 in the same category for The same old train with Marty Stuart and others.
“Travis was a mainstay of the country movement of the 90s, and his influence continues to impact the genre and its chart resurgence today.”
John Ozier, Reservoir
John Ozier, Executive Vice President of Reservoir, said, “Travis was a mainstay of the ’90s country movement, and his influence continues to impact the genre and its chart resurgence today.
“The Reservoir team are so pleased to support both their publishing and master recordings, and to build on our base of country catalog classics with more of the genre’s greatest songs.”
Reservoir, which floated on the NASDAQ through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in July, generated total revenue of US$30.4 million during the third calendar quarter of 2021 – the second the company’s fiscal 2022 quarter (three months ending September 30), an increase of 45% from $21 million in the prior year quarter (2nd quarter of fiscal 2021).The music industry around the world