One of the hottest Texas country acts on tour right now, Travis Mitchell has been racking up experiences rapid-fire: releasing two albums, hitting the road with all sorts of artists, including: Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Cory Morrow, Sister Hazel, Miranda Lambert, Gary Allan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more. With his tour sponsored by Bud Light, and working in the studio with Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down on his last album, Travis Mitchell continues to pound the tour pavement. He is also hard at work on material for his eagerly-anticipated third album that is scheduled for release in the summer of 2009 on Aaron Ave Records.
The band's first album, "Forget What's Wrong" was called, by the Dallas Morning News, "a disc full of potential¦ Touches of roots and classic rock dart in and out of the Texas roadhouse country style".
The four-piece, headed up by its namesake Travis Mitchell, headed down to Gautier, Mississippi to record their sophomore record with Grammy-nominated artist Chris Henderson of the popular rock band 3 Doors Down. The album, "Waiting On Tomorrow", is (according to Mitchell) "a Nashville/Texas country mix. I feel like this is the first time I've found my voice and my sound". And that sound is quite versatile, as evidenced by the mix of honky-tonk, ballads, and rock-infused alt-country peppering the new album. "Working with Chris Henderson was brilliant, "Mitchell continues. "I loved it. He was very real, and he let everyone express their ideas. We all worked really well together, and that helped some amazing ideas come out."
While his roots are planted firmly within Texas Country, his live performance is a mix of heart-pounding country with a rock flare that is unmistakable, and he looks to take it to wider audiences as he continues to tour and reach new fans. "I think the band has really matured live," Mitchell says. "We carry ourselves better on stage, the songs themselves are more mature, and we always try to maintain a high energy level onstage for our fans."
In 2009, Mitchell signed with a new record label, Aaron Ave Records and is releasing his 3rd album, "One Step Ahead". This will be Mitchell's first album as a solo artist. "I am very excited about signing with the new label, and making a solo album in which I have 100% creative control," states Mitchell. "The label's commitment has insured that this project will acheive it's full potential and hopefully live up to all it's expectations. I feel the record continues to show my growth as a country artist, and I'm truly excited about it's release".