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    Travis Tritt

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    I Don't Love You Anymore lyrics
    Drift Off to Dream lyrics
    3No Vacation from the Blues lyrics
    4T-r-o-u-b-l-e lyrics
    Only You lyrics
    6Country Club lyrics
    7Love of a Women lyrics
    8Circus Leaving Town lyrics
    9Sign of the Times lyrics
    10Nothing Short of Dying lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    Very Best Of Travis Tritt [1992]
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    Country Club [Warner Bros] [1990]
    Live In Concert-Travis Tritt [1992]
    American Man: Greatest Hits, Vol 2
    5It's All About to Change [Warner Bros] [1991]
    6Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof [Warner Bros] [1994]
    7T-R-O-U-B-L-E [Warner Bros] [1992]
    8A Travis Tritt Christmas: Loving Time of the Year [Warner Bros] [1992]
    9The Calm After...
    10Top 10


    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 number
    one hits.

    Tritt fell in love with music as a child, teaching himself how to
    play guitar when he was eight and beginning to write songs
    when he was 14. Travis was determined to have a musical
    career, but his parents didn't encourage him to follow his
    instincts. His mother didn't mind that he wanted to perform,
    but she wanted him to sing gospel; his father was afraid
    there was no money in singing. When he was 18, he tried to
    settle down, work, and have a family but was unsuccessful —
    he was married and divorced twice before he was 22. He
    continued to play music while working various jobs, including
    one at an air-conditioning company. The company's vice
    president was a guitarist who gave up hopes of a musical
    career and urged Tritt to follow his dreams. Tritt quit his job
    and began pursuing a career full-time.

    In 1982, Tritt began his pursuit by recording a demo tape at a
    private studio which was owned by Danny Davenport, who
    happened to be an executive at Warner Brothers. Davenport
    heard the vocalist's songs and was impressed, deciding to
    take Tritt under his wing. For the next several years, the pair
    recorded demo tapes while Tritt played the honky tonk
    circuit. The singer was developing a distinctive sound, adding
    elements of country-rock and Southern rock to his honky

    Partway through in 1989, Warner Brothers' Nashville division
    signed Tritt, and his debut album, Country Club, appeared in
    the stores in the spring 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 number one and two respectively. "Put Some
    Drive in Your Country," which had a clear rock & roll
    influence, stalled at number four, since radio programmers
    were reluctant to feature such blatantly rock-derived music.

    Despite his success, the Nashville music industry was hesitant
    to embrace Tritt. His music and stage show owed too much
    to rock & roll, and his image didn't conform with the behatted
    legions of new male singers. Nevertheless, Tritt had a
    breakthrough success with his second album, 1991's It's All
    About to Change. Prior to its release, he had hired manager
    Ken Kragen, who also worked with Lionel Richie, Trisha
    Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, and We Are the World. Kragen
    helped market Tritt in a way that appealed to both country
    fans and a mass audience, sending It's All About to Change
    into multi-platinum territory.

    T-r-o-u-b-l-e, Tritt's third album, was released in 1992.
    Although it didn't match the success of It's All About to
    Change, it had the number one single, "Can I Trust You With
    My Heart," and went gold. Tritt bounced back in 1994 with
    Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof, which went platinum, spawned
    the number one single "Foolish Pride," and marked his
    highest position, number 20, on the pop charts. His 1995
    compilation Greatest Hits: From the Beginning went platinum
    within six months of its November release. Restless Kind was
    released in 1996, followed two years later by No More
    Looking Over My Shoulder; Down the Road I Go was issued
    in fall 2000.

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