Country music star Travis Tritt‘s lakeside cabin in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains was the subject of a 2015 episode of Lifetime network’s The Haunting Of … series featuring psychic-medium Kim Russo.
Apparently Travis’ getaway retreat came with a group of spirits! Watch the artist discuss the property he bought in 1993 below.
The singer-songwriter claims he and his wife Theresa have both been woken up by disembodied voices while visiting the family cabin. According to Tritt, “Over the years, these voices started happening on such a frequent basis that we were afraid to come up here.”
Not only were voices an issue, Tritt also says that footprints once appeared in the carpet of the cabin and mysterious imprints formed on the couple’s bedspread.
After visiting the cabin, Kim Russo concluded that an African-American medicine man had been murdered the property and the voices the couple were hearing belonged to the perpetrators’ angry spirits. Oddly enough, the victim’s spirit is also said to be lingering but has taken a liking to the country entertainer. According to the program, this violent event did indeed occur: “On August 14, 1875, a group of men killed a ‘hoodoo doctor’ in close proximity to the land where Travis’ cabin was built.”
Kim digs a little deeper into the past…
Oooh! We hope this full episode re-airs at some point. Country music is full of ghost stories and the unexplained. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s ghostly encounter in a rental home and Loretta Lynn’s haunted Hurricane Mills estate immediately come to mind.
Besides dealing with the paranormal, Travis Tritt will be serving as a judge alongside Shania Twain and Jake Owen on the upcoming USA Network’s Real Country reality singing competition. The eight-episode television series will highlight the themes, traditions, and songs within the diverse country music genre.
“I’ve been influenced by so many amazing country artists in my career, and the key to longevity is using those influences as inspiration to become something unique,” Tritt shared in a statement. “I’ve never been shy about how I feel about country music, so I can’t wait to join ‘Real Country’ to share my experiences and thoughts. Like I always say… if you don’t want my opinion, don’t ask me a question.”
For each episode, the hosts will choose country music acts to perform in a showcase. The strongest performers from each showcase will then advance to the grand finale and one solo artist, duo, or group will be named as the ultimate winner.
Look for the program to debut this fall and share this creepy look back with other country music fans!