We all know and love Travis Tritt as the absolute country music hit-making machine in the ’90s.
Of course, the man has been very vocal about his disdain for the direction modern country music is taking, and definitely falls more in the direction of the purist side of country music.
With that said, he tweeted:
“Always remember that mixing country with rap will get you crap!”
Needless to say, he received a variety of reactions to the tweet, with many traditional country purists giving Travis a hearty old “AMEN” and a number of more progressive country fans calling it a bad take.
And perhaps the youngest country rap artist to have seen a drastic surge in popularity in the past year is Jellyroll.
Jelly just packed a tour koe wetzel, performed alongside at the Grand Ole Opry Craig Morgan and was recently a guest on Tracy Lawrences Podcast where he talked about growing up near Nashville and growing up listening to country music.
He was not very pleased with Tritt’s statement and graciously told him to take:
“This doesn’t look good for you, Travis. You are a legend please stop tweeting on Ambien sir.
Friendly reminder that “Devil Goes To Georgia” wasn’t really a rap song. So was Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash. I could name so many more.
I love you Travis, but that’s WRONG.”
As I mentioned earlier, Jelly Roll performed with Tracy Lawrence TL’s Road House podcast in September and talked about how proud he is to be called “different” with his unique mix of country and rap.
“Right before the ’90s blast of what you all did? What did you say? ‘This isn’t country music,’ you know, when people say, ‘Well, you’re not country music,’ I say, ‘Thanks!'”
A conversation as old as time…
And check out this emotional Opry performance of “Almost Home,” a song that Jelly Roll credits with helping him get through prison:
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/11/22/jelly-roll-calls-out-travis-tritt-for-country-rap-diss-love-you-travis-but-this-is-wrong/ Jelly Roll Calls Out Travis Tritt For Country Rap Diss: “Love You Travis But This Is WRONG”