Travis Tritt performs his intimate solo acoustic of country songs at College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center

Grammy Award-winner and country music legend performed for 2 hours on February 18, 2020. He told the audiences think of this that we are in my living room.

 There are two video screens with various images of him Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Jerry Reed, various studio and live performances, farms, buildings and a drug store. Also a cameo in the movie Modern Bonnie and Clyde starring Billy Bob Thorton.  He sings of the same title while parts of the movie showing He told stories and anecdotes of his life such as playing various clubs, Honky-tonks, bowling alleys, etc. and getting signed to Warner Bros. records for a three song deal in 1987 for Country music. His first single was “Country Club” released in 1989. Also mention his influences of various musicians as Chet Akins and Jerry Reed.

He talked briefly sarcastically about the class of ’89, which was Alan Jackson, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks and Travis. That Alan, Garth and Clint have short hair, starch blue jeans and cowboy hats. While he had long hair, wore tank tops and was give the title of outlaw which he could not understand.

He sang Hanks Williams Jr. “Lord Have Mercy For The Working Man”, Hedy West cover of “500 Miles   “Darrell Scott cover “ A Great Day To Be Alive”, The Beatles  “Help”, and  Elvis Presley’s “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”. Edit montage of songs by Waylon Jennings “Are You Sure Hank Done This Way/Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up To Be Cowboys/Theme from The Dukes OF Hazzard (Good ‘Ol Boys).

The highlight of the performance is when talked about the video with ex-military veterans who were wounded when he played a one in wheel chair for the song “Anymore”. A salute to them and their families who also make sacrifices for the United States Constitution, Bill Of Rights and The Declaration of Independence. Got a standing ovation and for “Here’s A Quarter (Call Somebody That Cares)”. Of course pay phones don’t exist at many places so is now wireless phones. Still the message doesn’t change.

He played an instrumental “Pickin’ At It” which he says is the definition of “Instrumental” is in the red-neck dictionary meaning no vocals. Other songs he performed were “Foolish Pride”, I’ Gonna Be Somebody”, “Where Corn Don’t Grow” and The Pressure Is On”.

Country music is about family, relationships, fun and patriotism.

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