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Travis Denning

Mercury Nashville recording artist Travis Denning is releasing his debut album, Roads That Go Nowhere, on May 24th. The Paul DiGiovanni and Jeremy Stover produced album features 15 tracks, 12 of which were co-written by Denning. It also includes features by HARDY and Josh Ross. The title track, “Roads That Go Nowhere,” written by Denning, Ben Foster and James McNair, is out today.

“‘Roads That Go Nowhere’ is a culmination of songs and stories that I really believe reflect where I’ve come from, what I’ve been through, and the places I’ve yet to go and where I want to go,” said Denning. “That’s with love, music, life, everything. I’m at that point in my life where I’m able to look back and reflect on the things that have gotten me here. A lot of them are positive and there are some negatives for sure. But I think that’s kind of everybody’s goal is to be able to look back and just be happy with the progress they’ve made and the potential they’ve still got. I wanted to take that mindset lyrically and production wise for the record that I’ve gotten to where I am, and I’ve had the successes I’ve had because I just stuck to the guns of what I enjoy doing. That’s being a guitar player, it’s trying to moonlight as a metalhead in country music and telling the stories about the things I have conviction about.”


Denning has tour dates through the fall. This spring and summer, he will support HARDY on his Quit!! tour. Tour dates listed below. Tickets available HERE.

Track List:

  1. Why I’m Drinking (Josh Kerr, Jon Nite, Cole Taylor) 
  2. I Know How It Sounds (Travis Denning, Will Bundy, Chase McGill) 
  3. Better At Leaving (Travis Denning, Jared Hampton, Tripp Howell) 
  4. Strawberry Wine And A Cheap Six Pack (Travis Denning, Thomas Archer, Paul DiGiovanni, Jerry Flowers) 
  5. Going Places (Travis Denning, Paul DiGiovanni, Matt Mulhare, Jeremy Stover)
  6. Someone That Isn’t Me (Travis Denning, Paul DiGiovanni, Blake Pendergrass, Bobby Pinson)
  7. Southern Rock (Featuring HARDY) (Travis Denning, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill)
  8. Love You Past That (Travis Denning, Bobby Pinson, Chris Stevens, Jeremy Stover)
  9. Things I’m Going Through (Jordan Dozzi, Matt Mulhare) 
  10. Add Her To The List (Paul DiGiovanni, Bobby Pinson, Jeremy Stover) 
  11. Roads That Go Nowhere (Travis Denning, Ben Foster, James McNair) 
  12. The Sound Of A Beer Getting Cracked (Featuring Josh Ross) (Travis Denning, Will Bundy, Chase McGill) 
  13. Can’t Find One (Travis Denning, Chase McGill, Chris Stevens, Jeremy Stover)
  14. Here And Her (Travis Denning, Ben Johnson, Cole Taylor)
  15. Ocmulgee River (Travis Denning)

Upcoming Tour Dates

3/2 Tifton, GA Rhythm & Rib BBQ Fest
4/19 Vancouver Coast City Country
5/18 Hamler, OH Hamler Country Fest
5/30 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP*
5/31 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
6/1 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center*
6/6 Toronto Budweiser Stage*
6/7 Saratoga Springs, NY Broadview Stage at SPAC*
6/8 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater*
6/14 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion*
6/15 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park*
6/20 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*
6/21 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center*
6/22 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
6/27 Camden, NJ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion*
6/28 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live*
6/29 Bristol, TN Country Thunder Bristol
7/25 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center*
7/26 Yerington, NV Night In The Country
7/27 Tinley Park, IL Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre*
8/10 Hinckley, MN Grand Country Nights
10/18 Sacramento, CA Golden sky Festival 2024
*Supporting HARDY on his Quit!! tour


Audio / Travis Denning talks about writing the title track of his new album, "Roads That Go Nowhere."


Travis Denning (Roads That Go Nowhere) 1a  OC: …gone nowhere. :48
“The title of the album is Roads That Go Nowhere, and I think the day that I wrote that song I knew that the birth and the scheme had been drawn for a full-length album. I wrote it during a week of kind of just a pivotal point in my life. I was about a month-and-a-half away from getting married, some changes had happened in my professional life and stuff. It was a week that I was kind of just thinking and reflecting and thankful and worried about the future and my life, anything of that nature, and I walked into the room with James McNair and Ben Foster. James threw out that title, and he wanted to write it kind of more upbeat, rocking like we made memories on them roads that go nowhere, and the second he said it, I knew. I said, ‘I think this is a bigger thing. I think it’s about all those roads that have gone nowhere.”

Audio / Travis Denning talks about the inspiration behind the title track of his forthcoming album, Roads That Go Nowhere.


Travis Denning (Roads That Go Nowhere) 1a  OC: …for everything. :40
“It just poured out, every little detail of it, and we kind of broke those little taboo Nashville rules, like we sang about being a singer. And I think what’s come out of that of just being true and not worrying about the tiny little rules of writing this song, I think it’s become a more relatable song because it came strictly from where we came from. I started thinking back on my career – the success I’ve had, the success I haven’t, the success I’m still hoping to have – and I just realized how many paths I’ve been down to get to those points, and yeah, I just knew this song was the thing and it was gonna be the anchor for everything.”