Travis 3Today, we’d like to introduce you all to Travis Marvin.  And, here is what I know about Travis. He sings country music. And, he’s good at it! That’s not a lot of information about this very talented singer/songwriter.  But, those of you who have been reading Country’s Chatter for the past nine years know that we have to start somewhere.

We find our new artists (at least those who are new to us) in a lot of different places. Michael Ray, who recently had a No. 1 single with “Kiss You in the Morning,” caught our attention back in 2010. Somehow we just found Michael’s web site, and knew we wanted to do an article about him.  While there are a lot of William Michael Morgan fans out there today (his great new single is “I Met A Girl”), nearly six years ago when we found him on MySpace, he was a 17 year old just getting his start in country music.  We loved then, we still do.

Travis 6Today, we would like to share what little we know about Travis Martin with all of you.  I was introduced to Travis through a Periscope friend. Tracy from Kansas City joins us on Periscope every morning while we are watching (and listening) to WILLIE 94.1 out of Glasgow, Ky.  They have an awesome deejay there. His name is Kelly (follow him on Periscope, Kelly at Willie 94.1).  Get notifications when he’s broadcasting live, and join us.  They play traditional (classic) REAL country music, and Kelly takes requests! All of that was to get us to this – THAT is how I got to know about Travis Marvin. Tracy requested his music on Periscope. And, we wanted to share all of this with all of you.

Travis 7Travis is from Ottawa, Kansas, but like many of our up-and-coming country artists, he does get to spend some writing and recording time in Nashville. Along with band members,  Stephen Riker – Lead Guitar/Rhythm/vocals; Seth Riker – Drums; and, Wade Buchanan – Bass/vocals, Travis has performed all over the country.  He will be heading out on tour with Aaron Lewis on Feb. 18.  If you are in east Tennessee, you can catch Travis at Cotton Eyed Joe’s in Knoxville on April 8. If you aren’t in Tennessee, and you would like to catch one of Travis’ shows, be sure to visit his web page, where you will find his complete show schedule. Aaron Lewis is not the first artist Travis has opened for.  His bio on the CMT artists page tells us that he has shared the stage with many of today’s biggest country acts, including Eric Church, Jerrod Niemann, John Rich, Lee Brice, Little Big Town, Craig Morgan, Luke Bryan, Clay Walker, Blake Shelton, the Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry and many others.

Facebook lists his genre as Country/Rock/Southern Rock.  But, when I went to Spotify to listen to his songs, I heard a lot more country than rock.  It is great music. “Don’t Say That” became my instant favorite Travis Marvin song. “It’s What You Don’t” is the perfect example of what country music is … it’s a story.  Plain and simple.  If the song tells a story, it’s probably country.  And Travis Marvin is good at storytelling.  Okay, so maybe my favorite Travis song is “Its What You Don’t” . “When God Made Me”  belongs in the award category “Best Country Ballad by An Up-And-Coming Country Star”.  Oh wait, I don’t think that have that category yet. Maybe someone should suggest it.

cover170x170If you visit Spotify and like what you’re hearing, head over to iTunes to see what Travis has available there.  The songs I’ve been talking about are from his self-titled CD, Travis Marvin. He’s also got one called Again Someday.

If you are getting the idea that we like Travis Marvin, then we’ve made our point.  Country’s Chatter can certainly be added to the ever-growing list of Travis Marvin fans. I hope you will all head over to Spotify and listen to some of this music.   You might have as much trouble picking a favorite as I did.  “When God Made Me” is flat-out beautiful.

TravisIn addition to his web site, visit Travis’ Facebook page, and please remember to “Like” it while you are there. We’ve already mentioned Spotify, but you can also hear a lot of his music over on YouTube, so be sure to check that out.  You can follow him on Twitter, too, @TravisMarvin. If you aren’t already following Country’s  Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.

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Today, we’d like to introduce you all to Travis Marvin.  And, here is what I know about Travis. He sings country music. And, he’s good at it! That’s not a lot of information about this very talented singer/songwriter.  But, those of you who have been reading Country’s Chatter for...