Appearing in the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal, Travis Tritt took the stage to a loud welcoming applause Saturday evening, October 19, 2013. The concert, which lasted almost two hours an unusually exorbitant amount of time for a casino concert included 22 songs.
Opening his show with, "Drive," Tritt's voice was rich and solid and unlike many singer/guitarists you could clearly hear him above the band. Following up with "Trudy," the audience began to warm up and became a little louder with their approving cheers.
In the 1990's Tritt had six of his albums hit the Top 10, sold 11 million copies and produced 15 Top 10 singles, four of which went to No. 1. It is because of that kind of history that Tritt felt comfortable telling the audience, “We are here because we want to entertain you. I can promise you one thing, you will get your monies worth tonight. Unlike other concerts who are on stage for one hour or an hour and fifteen minutes, we are going to be entertaining you for two hours of music that you came to hear.” The crowd once again roared with approval.
After his welcome and interaction with the audience, Tritt performed , "Whiskey Ain't Workin' No More," which everyone enjoyed just as much. Followed four songs later by one of his biggest hits of 1991 "Anymore,” which also received big cheers, plus a standing ovation.
The concert focus is on the sound of country of old, as emphasized by Tritt's singing and playing, and how it no longer fits into a country music scene which has gone more pop, with the likes of Taylor Swift. More of the old sounds of country from Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and George Strait still have their own following and remain very relevant in country music today
Tritt is savvy enough to know that his audience loves him and when it came time to sing, "Country Club," his breakthrough 1989 hit the audience wasted no time in joining in on what turned out to be a huge sing a long.
He closed the concert with three of his well known songs, "Great Day to Be Alive" and his 1993 hit cover of Elvis' "T-R-O-U-B-L-E." Responding to the prolonged applause, whistles and yells from the audience, Tritt came back for an encore of "Bonnie & Clyde,” Midnight Rider,” Ain't Livin Long Like This” and “Homesick.”
James Travis Tritt was born February 9, 1963 in Marietta, Georgia. He signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1989, releasing seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label between then and 1999. In the 2000s, he released two albums on Columbia Records.
Seven of his albums (counting the Greatest Hits) are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); the highest-certified is 1991's "It's All About to Change," which is certified triple-platinum. Tritt's musical style is defined by mainstream country and Southern rock influences.
He has received two Grammy Awards, both for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: in 1992 for "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'," a duet with Marty Stuart, and again in 1998 for "Same Old Train", a collaboration with Stuart and nine other artists. In addition, he has received four awards from the Country Music Association, and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992.