Nearly 30 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the southern rock-influenced artist continues to sell out shows and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. As Tritt continues to perform shows and make appearances across the country, he will be stopping in Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 28, 2020. Tickets, which go on sale on Friday, September 13, start at $32.50 plus applicable fees and can be purchased at the Pikes Peak Center and The Broadmoor World Arena box offices and online at PikesPeakCenter.com, BroadmoorWorldArena.com and AXS.com.
The young Marietta, Georgia native incorporated his lifelong influences of southern rock, blues and gospel into his country stylings during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to the Warner Bros. label in 1989. Over the course of a decade, Tritt released seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre's early '90s boom, dubbing him as one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s.
“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 and led to Tritt winning the Top New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award). Additionally, in 1991, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) marked Tritt’s debut album Country Club as certified platinum.
Tritt’s conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical assertiveness set him apart. His next series of albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, scored him more hit singles and led him to amass more than 30 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that has filled venues coast-to-coast.
Tritt has been a force in sports appearances as well, 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.
Most recently, Tritt joined the upcoming new music showcase series, REAL COUNTRY. Alongside Grammy Award-winning artist Shania Twain and ACM Award-winning singer-songwriter Jake Owen, Tritt will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs and themes of specific country genres. The best artists from each showcase will perform in a grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts. The show is set to premiere from Wilshire Studios on Tuesday, November 13 at 10 EST/9 CST on USA Network.
- Performance Schedule
- Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM CAL