Two-time Grammy Award winning country music star Travis Tritt will perform Friday at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
A native of Marietta, Georgia, Tritt has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992. He also has been dubbed one of “The Class of ’89” that included country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, all of whom dominated the charts in the early 1990s.
Tritt emerged in 1990 with the debut of “Country Club,” featuring the No. 1 single “Help Me Hold On.” His other chart toppers were “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride” and “Best of Intentions.”
His Grammy successes came with long-time touring partner Marty Stuart, collaborating on both “This One’s Gonna Hurt You” and “Same Old Train.” He also has performed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, two Super Bowls, a World Series and the 2013 NCAA men’s Final Four, all in his native Georgia.
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His career includes more than 25 million album sales. Seven of his 11 album releases have gone platinum (1 million in sales). His 1991 album, “It's All About to Change,” is triple platinum.
He also has won four Country Music Association awards, including vocal event of the year and the Horizon Award.
Tritt also gets some credit for helping The Eagles reunite. In 1993, he did a version of the Eagles’ hit “Take it Easy.” It was part of a tribute album “Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles.” While the band hadn’t played together since 1980, Tritt persuaded them to appear in a video of his version. That lead the Eagles to reuniting for a tour that began in 1994.
In addition to his singing, the 52-year-old Tritt has done some acting. He has appeared in a number of movies and television shows, often appearing as himself. Among his acting credits are “The Cowboy Way,” “Tales from the Crypt,” “Blues Brothers 2000,” and “Arliss.”
Tritt will perform at 7:30 p.m. on the Washington Center Main Stage, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $28-$65 and are available 360-753-8586 or washingtoncenter.org.
He also will perform Saturday at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton.