Travis Tritt has been one of the leading country singers since the 1990s. He has not been afraid to incorporate Southern rock and blues into his music, straying from the traditional country. Even his concerts have more of a rock concert feel than country. He refuses to wear the traditional hat, blue jeans, and cowboy boots of a conventional country singer. Nonetheless, he is widely accepted by his country music fans and colleagues.
Travis Tritt was born in Marietta, Georgia to a very musical family. At an extremely young age, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music. He taught himself how to play the guitar at the age of eight and started writing music when he was only fourteen. As a teenager, he sang in a gospel music choir and played guitar in country, bluegrass, and rock bands in Georgia. Despite his talent, Travis's father discouraged him from pursuing a career in music.
Travis Tritt tried to settle down and held several odd jobs, but he never completely gave up his musical aspirations. One of his co-workers had given up dreams of becoming a musician and encouraged Travis not to give up on his own. So, thankfully, Travis quit his job to become a country music singer.
At first, Travis Tritt had little success in country music. In 1982, he recorded a demo tape that slowly made its way to Warner Brothers. He signed a deal with them in 1989, and his first album was released a year later. Country Club had four Top Ten hits with 'Help Me Hold On' hitting the number one spot. For this album, Travis Tritt received the Country Music Association's 1991 Horizon Award.
Travis Tritt's second album, It's All About to Change, was released in 1991. This album was a huge success and went multi-platinum. Despite his non-conventional country music, he was invited to play at the Grand Ole Opry later that year. His career was finally taking off, and Travis Tritt sold over 10 million albums within the next few years. He became a regular on the tour circuit, sold out tickets at his concerts, and appeared in television specials and films.
Travis's most famous music includes albums like T-r-o-u-b-l-e, Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Restless Kind, No More Looking Over My Shoulder, Down the Road I Go, and My Honky Tonk History. These include several gold and platinum selling records. He has several number one singles including 'Can I Trust You With My Heart' and 'Foolish Pride'. Some of his newer hit songs are 'Girls Gone Wild', 'We've Had It All', 'Gone Too Far To Turn Around', and 'What Say You.'
Travis Tritt's unconventional music incorporates his many musical backgrounds. Despite this, he is loved by his fans and respected by his peers. He has toured and sold out tickets with Earl Scruggs, Patty Loveless, Gretchen Wilson, and John Mellencamp. He incorporates blues, rock, and country into his own original blend of country music.
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