Time: July 21, 2017 from 8pm to 11:30pm
Location: Arena Theater
Street: 7326 Southwest Freeway
Website or Map: http://www.arenahouston.com
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Bob Fuldauer
Latest Activity: Jun 6
Travis Tritt brings his aggressive, Southern rock flavored country to Houston’s Arena Theatre.
It’s hard to believe that it's been almost 30 years since the emergence of country music’s so called "Class of ’89," that launched the careers of such superstars as Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and Travis Tritt. Yet it was just earlier this year that Tritt was honored for 25 years with the Grand Ole Opry. The time has been a whirlwind of sell-out shows, charting singles, record album sales, and awards, with Tritt proving to be unstoppable with fans across the globe.
As a young man in Marietta, Georgia, Tritt incorporated his lifelong influences of Southern rock, blues and gospel into country music during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre’s early ’90s boom. Over the decade, he released seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label.
"Country Club," "Help Me Hold On," "I'm Gonna Be Somebody," and "Drift Off to Dream" peaked at numbers two and three on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts; all which led for Tritt to win Top New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award). In 1991 Tritt’s debut album was certified platinum.
Travis’ sophomore album, It’s All About to Change, literally changed everything when the album shipped three million copies and all four of its singles reached the top five on the country music charts. Along with his first album, this release became triple-platinum certified by the RIAA. The next series of albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, scored him more hit singles and led him to amass more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast. In 2012, Tritt formed his own label, Post Oak Recordings and shortly after released his album, "The Calm After...."
He's been a force in sports appearances, having performed at the 1996 Olympics, two Super Bowls, a World Series Game, the opening of the Georgia Dome, the final Braves game at Atlanta-Fulton Country Stadium and, in 2013, the NCAA men’s basketball championship.