NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A country artist refuses to perform at music venues that require proof of COVID vaccination, mask mandates, or testing.

Travis Tritt announced on his website earlier this week, resulting in the cancelation of multiple shows.

Like many people in the United States, Tritt said he is “taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country,” a cause that he “wholeheartedly supports.” To read his full release, click here

Due to his stance, the artist canceled shows in Muncie, Indiana, Philadelphia, Mississippi, Peoria, Illinois, and Louisville, Kentucky.

In an interview with FOX news, the country singer stated that it was heartbreaking to receive messages from fans who were turned away at concerts while not being aware of COVID mandates.

“This is trying to divide people. This is trying to shame people. This is trying to basically discriminate against people," Tritt told Fox News.

He said he would perform at venues without mask mandates. For a complete list of upcoming appearances, click here. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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