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Travis Tritt plays acoustic show
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Country singer Travis Tritt brings his latest acoustic tour to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest Lyndsey Highlander will open the show.
CLEARWATER - Country singer Travis Tritt brings his latest acoustic tour to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. 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 No. 1 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. In 1982, Tritt began his pursuit of a music career 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 tonk.

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 No.1 and No. 2 respectively. Put Some Drive in Your Country, which had a clear rock & roll influence, stalled at No. 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 - went into multi-platinum territory. T-r-o-u-b-l-e, Tritt's third album, was released in 1992 and featured the No.1 single, Can I Trust You With My Heart, and 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, No. 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.

In 2011, Travis wrapped production on the film Fishers of Men in which he portrayed the character Eddie Waters. He is currently traveling the country on his solo-acoustic tour and giving audiences an intimate experience playing his songs, and telling stories in a rare and intimate experience.

Reserved tickets priced at $79 and $59 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.atthecap.com.
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