Thursday, December 2, 2021

After criticizing COVID-19 rules, Tritt to sing anthem at NLCS

ATLANTA (AP) — Country musician Travis Tritt, who canceled shows at venues that required the COVID-19 vaccine or the wearing of masks, prepared to sing the national anthem ahead of Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night.

Trit announced on his Twitter page.

“FYI – I’ll be singing our national anthem for Game 6 of the NLCS in Atlanta tonight between the @Braves and the @Dodgers,” he wrote, adding an American flag to his post.

Tritt, 58, is a native of suburban Marietta, not far from Braves Stadium. He has been a vocal supporter of Atlanta sports teams, even penning a forgotten 2004 scene The city’s NFL team, “Falcons’ Fever.”

Tritt announced this week that he was canceling shows in Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Kentucky over COVID-19 mandates, along with other prominent entertainers like Eric Clapton and Van Morrison designed to stop the spread of a virus. Were getting information about the rules, which have killed more than this. 700,000 Americans and about 5 million people worldwide.

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Tritt told Billboard That he is “not against the vaccine” but “against forcing people to take medicine they may not need and may not.”

In August, he issued a statement claiming that COVID-19 safety protocols were “discriminating” against concertgoers and said he was against “the lack of any specific freedoms and basic human rights around the world”. Standing with those who stood by.

The Braves’ 41,000-seat stadium, Truist Park, has allowed full capacity for most of the season, with no requirements for vaccinations, negative tests or fans wearing masks.

Tritt is a two-time Grammy winner, having had five songs that went to #1 on the country music charts, the most recent being “Best of Intents” in 2000.

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