Country Star Travis Tritt Blasts ‘Cancel Culture’ for Trying to Stop Him from Singing National Anthem in Atlanta

Country star Travis Tritt blasted the left-wing cancel culture for trying to force the Atlanta Braves to rescind its invitation for him to sing the national anthem at the Braves’ Truist Park.

Tritt was invited to sing the song to kick off the October 23 Game 6 of the NLCS. As soon as the announcement was made, the left tried to get him to be removed from the game. Fortunately, the Braves refused to agree to the left’s demands.

Tritt mentioned the left-wing attack on Twitter:

The leftist media also tried to get Tritt canceled. The Washingto Post slammed Tritt as a vax scofflaw. And USA Today accused the Braves of pushing the “culture war” by inviting Tritt.

The team, though, said that they asked Tritt just because he is a great fan.

Regardless, Tritt sang the song anyway:

Tritt enraged the COVID mongers on the left by canceling his shows at venues requiring fans to vax or they aren’t allowed to attend a show.

“I’m putting my money where my mouth is and announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated,” Tritt said in a statement sent to The Daily Wire. “Any show I have booked that discriminates against concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately.”

Tritt canceled shows in Muncie, Indiana; Philadelphia, Mississippi; Peoria, Illinois; and Louisville, Kentucky because the venues required fans to vax.

“Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause. I have been extremely vocal against mandates since the beginning,” Tritt said. “This is a sacrifice that I’m willing to make to stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes. There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting.”

Tritt also spoke about his stance with Fox News Host Tucker Carlson:

On Tuesday, Tritt told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson: “We have done about 75 shows so far this year, all over the country, and in spite of the fact that some people would try to label these as being ‘super-spreaders,’ the actual numbers don’t reflect that at all. … As a matter of fact, quite the opposite. In most of these areas, we have seen the COVID numbers actually drop dramatically over the last few weeks and months, and so it came as quite a shock to me and a lot of my fans when during the first week of October, a lot of these shows had restrictions placed on them, not by the state, not by the local city government, not by the local health department and municipalities, but by the actual promoters and venue owners.”

He added: “These people have been shut out from getting a chance to go see concerts for over a year, and they are finally getting a chance to do that again, and now they are being turned away for some unexplained reason, so this is not about following the science or trying to look out for the safety of the people there. This is about something else. This is trying to divide people. This is trying to shame people. This is trying to basically discriminate against people that they don’t feel are clean enough to be part of enjoying a concert like that.”

“I felt like I had to stand up for freedom; freedom for all of those people to be able to go out and do what they enjoy doing and enjoy a concert without being harassed,” he said.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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