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Travis Tritt

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Travis Tritt was among the leading new nation singers of the first ’90s, keeping his own against Garth Brooks, Clint Dark, and Alan Jackson. He was the only person not to put on a head wear and the only person to drop into bluesy Southern rock and roll. Consequently, he created a gutsy, outlaw picture that recognized him from your pack. Through the entire early ’90s, he previously a string of platinum albums and TOP singles, including three number 1 hits. Tritt fell deeply in love with music as a kid, teaching himself how exactly to play acoustic guitar when he was eight and starting to write tunes when he was 14. Travis was identified to truly have a musical profession, but his parents didn’t encourage him to check out his intuition. His mom didn’t brain that he wished to perform, but she desired him to sing gospel; his dad was afraid there is no profit performing. When he was 18, he attempted to stay down, work, and also have a family group but was unsuccessful — he was wedded and divorced double before he was 22. He continuing to try out music while operating various careers, including one at an air-conditioning organization. The business’s vice chief executive was a guitarist who quit hopes of the musical profession and urged Tritt to check out his dreams. Tritt quit his work and began seeking a profession full-time. In 1982, Tritt started his quest by documenting a demonstration tape at an exclusive studio which was possessed by Danny Davenport, who been an professional at Warner Bros. Davenport noticed the vocalist’s music and was impressed, choosing to consider Tritt under his wing. For another many years, the set recorded demonstration tapes while Tritt performed the honky tonk circuit. The vocalist was creating a exclusive sound, adding components of country-rock and Southern rock and roll to his honky tonk. Partway through in 1989, Warner Bros.’ Nashville department agreed upon Tritt, and his debut record, Country Membership, appeared in the shops in the springtime of 1990. It had been preceded by the very best Ten strike, “Country Membership.” Upon the discharge of his debut record, Tritt entered the very first rates of brand-new nation singers. His following two singles, “Help Me HANG ON” and “I’m Gonna End up being Somebody,” strike number 1 and two respectively. “Put Some Drive inside your Nation,” which acquired a clear rock and roll & roll impact, stalled at number 4, since radio developers were hesitant to feature such blatantly rock-derived music. Despite his achievement, the Nashville music sector was hesitant to accept Tritt. His music and stage display owed a great deal to rock and roll & move, and his picture didn’t conform using the behatted legions of brand-new male singers. Even so, Tritt acquired a breakthrough achievement along with his second record, 1991’s It’s ABOUT to Change. Ahead of its discharge, he had employed supervisor Ken Kragen, who also caused Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, and WE HAVE BEEN the entire world. Kragen helped marketplace Tritt in a manner that appealed to both nation fans along with a mass target audience, sending It’s ABOUT to improve into multi-platinum place. T-r-o-u-b-l-e, Tritt’s third recording, premiered in 1992. Though it didn’t match the achievement of It’s ABOUT to improve, it had the main single, “MAY I Trust You with My Center,” and proceeded to go platinum. Tritt bounced back 1994 with Ten Foot High & Bulletproof, which proceeded to go platinum, spawned the main single “Foolish Satisfaction,” and proclaimed his highest placement, number 20, in the pop graphs. His 1995 compilation Greatest Strikes: Right from the start proceeded to go platinum within half a year of its November discharge. Restless Kind premiered in 1996, implemented two years afterwards by FORGET ABOUT OVERLOOKING My Shoulder; Later on I Move was released in fall 2000. Reside in Concert made an appearance in 2007 from Big Bang, while afterwards that same calendar year Category 5 released a fresh studio work from Tritt known as The Storm, that was made by Randy Jackson of American Idol popularity. Category 5 folded shortly following the August 2007 discharge of The Surprise and Tritt submitted a lawsuit contrary to the label, declaring he hardly ever received royalties and dropped innovative control; he ultimately reacquired the privileges to the record and released it within an extended version known as The Calm After… in the summertime of 2013. BETWEEN YOUR Storm as well as the Quiet After… Tritt toured frequently, frequently as a single acoustic act.

Quick Facts


Full Name Travis Tritt
Height 1.78 m
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Education Sprayberry High School
Nationality American
Spouse Theresa Nelson, Jodi Barnett, Karen Ryon
Children Tyler Reese Tritt, Tarian Nathaniel Tritt, Tristan James
Parents Gwen Tritt, James Tritt
Siblings Sheila Tritt
Awards Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year
Music Songs It's a Great Day to Be Alive, Anymore, Help Me Hold On, Best of Intentions, Here's a Quarter, Tell Me I Was Dreaming, Can I Trust You With My Heart, I'm Gonna Be Somebody, Foolish Pride, Love of a Woman, Where Corn Don't Grow, Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde, Drift Off to Dream, Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough, The Whiskey Ain't Workin', Put Some Drive in Your Country, If I Lost You, Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, More Than You'll Ever Know, Sometimes She Forgets, Take It Easy, Strong Enough to Be Your Man, Lord Have Mercy on the Working Man, Helping Me Get Over You, Nothing Short of Dying, The Girl's Gone Wild, Country Club, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, Country Ain't Country, Between an Old Memory and Me, Bible Belt, Looking Out for Number One
Albums A Man and His Guitar (Live from the Franklin Theatre), Down the Road I Go, My Honky Tonk History, The Storm, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, Country Club, The Restless Kind, No More Looking over My Shoulder, A Travis Tritt Christmas: Loving Time of the Year, Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Strong Enough, Greatest Hits: From the Beginning, The Very Best of Travis Tritt, It's All About to Change, The Calm After..., Big Bang Concert Series: Travis Tritt (Live), The Essentials
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Music Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Country Artist, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, American Music Award for Favorite Country New Artist, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Male Country Artist of the Year
Movies Rio Diablo, Following Her Heart, Christmas in My Hometown, Blues Brothers 2000, Outlaw Justice, All Star Bluegrass Celebration, 2001 Maniacs, Brother's Keeper, As Dreamers Do, Travis Tritt: A Musical Tribute to the Spirit of the Disabled American Veteran, Travis Tritt: Live & Kickin', The Players: Live in Nashville, Soundstage Presents Trace Adkins and Travis Tritt, Forever My Girl, Let There Be Light


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#Fact
1 Performed live concert at WCW Road Wild. [1998]
2 Was married and divorced twice before he was age 22.
3 Parents are James and Gwen Tritt
4 Has one sister, Sheila.
5 Has done duets with Marty Stuart.
6 Son, Tarian Nathaniel Tritt, was born on November 20, 2003 in Nashville.
7 Comes from a prominent Marietta family which formerly owned much of northeastern Cobb County, GA. Several roads, neighborhoods and an elementary school are named for the Tritts.
8 Daughter, Tyler Reese, born February 18, 1998.
9 Son, Tristan James, born June 16, 1999.
10 Won a Grammy in 1992 Best Vocal Collaboration.
11 As of 2000 has had four #1 singles and thirteen top 10 singles.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Son in Law 1993 performer: "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 performer: "BURNING LOVE"
My Cousin Vinny 1992 performer: "Bible Belt"
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1990 TV Special performer: "Put Some Drive in Your Country" / writer: "Put Some Drive in Your Country"
As Dreamers Do 2014 performer: "That's What Dreamers Do" / writer: "That's What Dreamers Do"
Highway 15 2013 Short performer: "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde"
GCB 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Pie Presents the Book of Love 2009 Video performer: "Burnin' Love"
So You Think You Can Dance 2008-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Yes, Dear 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smallville TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Fire Down Below 1997 performer: "Back Up Against The Wall"
A Holiday for Love 1996 TV Movie performer: "CHRISTMAS IN MY HOMETOWN", "WHERE THE CORN DON'T GROW"
Tremors II: Aftershocks 1996 Video performer: "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"
Sgt. Bilko 1996 performer: "Only You", "Sometimes She Forgets", "Put Some Drive In The Country" / writer: "Put Some Drive In The Country"
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1996 TV Special performer: "Wabash Cannonball", "The Race Is On", "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "Heartland", "I Saw The Light"
The Cowboy Way 1994 performer: "The Cowboy Way" / writer: "The Cowboy Way"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let There Be Light 2017 post-production Dr. Corey
Forever My Girl post-production Walt
As Dreamers Do 2014 The Narrator
Brother's Keeper 2013/I Eddie Waters
Jammys: Live Volume 1 2006
2001 Maniacs 2005 Gas Station Attendant
Higglytown Heroes 2004 TV Series Farmer Hero
Yes, Dear 2004 TV Series Hank
King of the Hill 2003 TV Series Walt
We Wish You a Merry Christmas 1999 Video Little Reindeer (voice)
Arli$$ 1999 TV Series Cooter McCoy
Touched by an Angel 1999 TV Series Dan McConnell
Diagnosis Murder 1999 TV Series Kurt Fallon
The Long Kill 1999 TV Movie Sheriff Dalton
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 The Louisiana Gator Boys
A Holiday for Love 1996 TV Movie Sheriff Tom Uhll
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1996 TV Series Zachary Brett
Tales from the Crypt 1995 TV Series Charlie
The Cowboy Way 1994 Special Appearance
Rio Diablo 1993 TV Movie Benjamin Taber

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music City USA 2015 Documentary Himself
CMT Artists of the Year 2013 TV Movie Himself - presenter
The Wendy Williams Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Renfro Valley All Access 2013 TV Series Himself
Full Throttle Saloon 2012 TV Series Himself
The Marty Stuart Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The Girls Next Door 2008 TV Series Himself - Singer-Songwriter
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee 2008 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Best of the Jammys, Volume One 2006 Video Himself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden 2006 TV Movie Himself
Inside the Asylum: The Making of '2001 Maniacs' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Blue Collar TV 2005 TV Series Himself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert 2005 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Grand Ole Opry 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute 2003 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Larry King Live 2003 TV Series Himself
Soundstage 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Mountain Stage 2001-2003 TV Series Himself - Musician
CMT Crossroads 2002 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Caroline Rhea Show 2002 TV Series Himself
CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards Pre-Party 2002 TV Special Himself
The 37th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2001 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guitarist
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2000 TV Series Himself
Fantasy Vacation with Travis Tritt 2000 TV Series Himself - Host
Dill Scallion 1999 Himself
The Daily Show 1998 TV Series Himself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Himself
WCW/NWO Road Wild 1998 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Stone Country 1997 TV Movie Himself
Fire Down Below 1997 Himself
Austin City Limits 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Burning Thunder 1997 TV Movie Himself
CMT Presents: The King's Covers 1997 TV Movie documentary
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Sgt. Bilko 1996 Himself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1996 TV Special Himself
Travis Tritt: Going Home 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Jeff Foxworthy Show 1995 TV Series Himself
The Best of Country 1995 TV Special Host
Elvis: Touch the Dream, a New Generation 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (host)
Opryland's Country Christmas 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
Following Her Heart 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman 1994 TV Special Himself
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car 1994 TV Short Himself - Musician
The 21st Annual American Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Super Bowl XXVIII 1994 TV Movie Himself - Halftime Show Performer
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
America Comes to Graceland 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-0 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Musical Guest
26th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Performer
The 27th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
Hot Country Nights 1991-1992 TV Series Himself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Hee Haw 1990 TV Series Himself
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT Crossroads 2006 TV Series Himself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos 2004 TV Movie Himself
CMT Most Shocking 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Hard Copy 1993 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video - Long Form · Jack Cole (video director)


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