James Travis Tritt, 9 February 1963, Marietta, Georgia, USA. Tritt started writing songs and playing honky tonks and beer joints when he was about 14 years old. One of his songs is called Son Of The New South, and his US country hit Put Some Drive Into Your Country includes the lines, I made myself a promise when I was just a kid/Id mix Southern rock and country and thats just what I did. In other words, Tritt is where Merle Haggard meets Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Although the title track of his 1990 debut Country Club presented him as a honky tonk revivalist, Tritts music reflects his childhood love for the classic country of George Jones and the southern rock of the Allman Brothers Band. He reached superstar status in 1991 with the first single from Its All About To Change - a wonderful bar-room ballad of love betrayed, Heres A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares). The...
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