'Country Ain't Country' Unless it's an AOL Music First Listen Debut from Travis Tritt

AOL Music to Exclusively Premiere Columbia Records Artist Travis Tritt's

New Single on August 15

Aug 14, 2002, 01:00 ET from Sony Music

    NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AOL Music and Columbia Records are
 giving Travis Tritt fans who are eagerly anticipating the release of his
 upcoming album, "Strong Enough," a preview of the latest sound from the
 country superstar.  Beginning August 15, AOL Music's First Listen will
 exclusively premiere the album's debut song, "Country Ain't Country" for seven
 days.  His new album, Strong Enough will be in stores on September 24.
     Strong Enough follows the high profile success of Travis Tritt's first
 Columbia Records CD, "Down The Road I Go," which has sold nearly two million
 units and made the singer/songwriter a mainstay on country radio with
 Top 5 hits including "Best Of Intentions," "Great Day To Be Alive," "Love Of A
 Woman" and "Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde."  Since debuting on the country scene
 in 1990 with the No. 1 smash "Country Club," Tritt has established himself as
 one of the format's most recognizable voices chalking up over 19 million in
 sales worldwide and amassing 12 No. 1 singles.  Tritt has also proven to be a
 favorite with fans and music industry tastemakers alike winning awards from
 the Country Music Association, Academy Of Country Music, Billboard and the
 Grammys.  Tritt, an esteemed songwriter who has penned the majority of the
 material on his albums, is currently charging up the country charts with first
 single, "Strong Enough To Be Your Man."
     AOL Music's First Listen is a unique AOL program that allows music fans to
 hear new songs from their favorite artists even before they are available to
 radio stations.  AOL members can conveniently access new music releases at AOL
 Keyword: First Listen.  Select First Listen offerings are also made available
 across AOL's Web Properties and are available to Web music fans around the
 world through AOL Music's network of music sites on Netscape, AIM
 Today, ICQ and CompuServe, as well as through international affiliates in
 countries around the world.
     About AOL Music:
     AOL Music, a division of America Online, Inc., reaches the largest
 audience of online music fans in the world through a rich array of programming
 products and services that make it easy to discover, experience, listen to and
 buy music online.  AOL Music's leading offerings include the number one
 Internet music destination, AOL's Music Channel; premier online radio
 products, Radio@AOL and Radio@Netscape powered by Spinner; the most popular
 audio jukebox player, Winamp, and Webcaster directory, SHOUTcast.  AOL Music
 programming, products and services are available throughout the AOL Service,
 AOL High Speed Broadband Service, and AOL's family of Web brands, including
 Netscape, CompuServe, AIM and ICQ.  America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned
 subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:   AOL).  Based in Dulles, Virginia,
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