Travis Dolter was raised on a working farm in the middle of the Alberta prairies. Growing up playing in the family band, Travis gained confidence and charisma on stage from a young age. He recalls packing his sleeping bag so he could sleep on stage while the family finished performing! Building on his experience from these performances, Travis has been able to develop an engaging stage presence helping him grow into the rising country recording artist he is today.
Travis has raced stock cars, is an avid soccer player and Ukrainian Dancer and recently graduated with a Degree in Kinesiology.
Travis has proven to be an artist of note, placing in the top 3 in the 2018 Global Country Star Search, taking home the 2019 NACMAI International Male Vocalist & Entertainer of the Year Awards and 1st place in the Country 106.5 Star Search contest. His first ever official music video for LAKE DAY earned a 2nd Ballot Nomination with Country Music Alberta for Video of the Year and most recently he earned a 2nd Ballot Nomination for Male Horizon Artist of the Year through Country Music Alberta for 2021. Travis has opened for Hey Romeo, played festivals including Big Valley Jamboree Songwriter’s & Country Music Alberta Horizon Stage, showcased at the CCMA Diamonds in the Rough stage, headlined several theatre shows, and shared his music across Alberta and Saskatchewan during his Rural Nights Tour!
The pandemic of 2020 began just as Travis was set to hit the festival season and prove himself on the stages many talented Alberta artists had gone on before. With the season cancelled, Dolter was not dissuaded and set up a Drive-In concert long before it was the "in thing", attracting 114 cars.
“Travis Dolter’s Drive-in Show was one of the most unique concerts I’ve ever seen. It sounded amazing! In between songs it sounded like a traffic jam in L.A. with all the honking! Kudos to Travis and his band for bringing back some much-needed live entertainment to Camrose!” - A.J. Keller, 840 CFCW
In 2021, Travis headlined a second Drive-in concert, with both initiatives supporting the local food bank, and donating almost $3,000 to the cause to date.
Dolters’ songs have been added to several Canadian stations, and worldwide he has made a presence in places like Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and USA. A feat to be proud of given the current state of the music industry.
Travis achieved the #1 spot on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown with BLUE SEAS & PALM TREES, and SOMEWHERE and THEN IT COMES AROUND, close behind at #2. He was featured on 840 CFCW as the Homegrown Country Music Alberta Spotlight Artist for the month of September and performed mini concerts during the month for their “Meal’s in the Fields” promotion. His fall release SOMEWHERE was featured on 840 CFCW as well as several other stations and made its way up to the #108 position on the Mediabase charts. The official music video, filmed by Ken Stead Productions, garnered over 15,000 views in the first few weeks.
Travis knows it takes dedication, attention to detail and an ability to be creative both on and off the stage to get noticed. Travis has the gift of a real songwriter, the ability to view everyday situations and places through the lens of a storyteller. He can paint a picture with words; words that can emit a range of emotions, and he shares this gift expressively in every song he writes. With “Every Song…A Story” as his slogan, his originals are typically fostered from personal experiences and influenced by some of his music heroes like Kenny Chesney, Buddy Holly, Brett Kissel, and the Barenaked Ladies.
Travis’ emphasis as an artist is to focus on the positives in life, which has become of utmost importance since the onset of the pandemic. Bringing humour to the stage and sharing every day stories comes naturally for Travis. Whether he is entertaining a small group of family, or headlining/producing his first Drive In show while wearing a Captains hat and putting rubber rain hats on his bandmembers, Travis will always find the humour and draw his audience in.
Witty by nature, Travis’s charming personality and story filled originals will engage the audience as he takes them on a musical journey through hits from the 50’s to current day.
Travis is excited to share his debut CD release – “Every Song” and “A Story” – available exclusively at his live performance. These CD’s feature some previously unreleased originals as well as some surprise cover songs!
Every Song..…A Story