Country singer Travis Tritt brings his latest acoustic tour to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District. Special guest Lyndsey Highlander will open the show.
Travis Tritt was one of the leading new country singers of the early '90s, holding his own against Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Alan Jackson. He was the only one not to wear a hat and the only one to dip into bluesy Southern rock. Consequently, he developed a gutsy, outlaw image that distinguished him from the pack. Throughout the early '90s, he had a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles, including three #1 hits.
Partway through 1989, Warner Brothers' Nashville division signed Tritt, and his debut album, Country Club, appeared in stores in the spring of 1990. It was preceded by the Top Ten hit Country Club. Upon the release of his debut album, Tritt entered the first ranks of new country singers. His next two singles, Help Me Hold On and I'm Gonna Be Somebody, hit #1 and #2 respectively. Put Some Drive in Your Country, which had a clear rock and roll influence, stalled at #4, since radio programmers were reluctant to feature such blatantly rock-derived music.
Tritt had a breakthrough success with his second album, 1991's It's All About to Change, which went into multi-platinum territory. T-r-o-u-b-l-e, Tritt's third album, was released in 1992 and featured the #1 single Can I Trust You With My Heart. It went gold. Tritt came back in 1994 with Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof, which went platinum, spawned the #1 single Foolish Pride, and marked his highest position, #20, on the pop charts. His 1995 compilation Greatest Hits: From the Beginning went platinum within six months of its release. Restless Kind was released in 1996, followed two years later by No More Looking Over My Shoulder and Down the Road I Go in fall 2000. Live in Concert appeared in 2007 from Big Bang, while later that same year, Category 5 released a new studio effort from Tritt called The Storm, produced by the well-known American Idol judge and musician Randy Jackson.
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