The “Legends of Country” concert series kicked off Tuesday night at the McNease Convention Center with Travis Tritt playing to a crowd of around 1,000 people.
Tritt walked out to a stage featuring only two acoustic guitars, a chair and a microphone, before ripping into fan favorites – both old and new.
The Georgia-born country star played for over two hours in front of an enthralled crowd, most of whom had not had an opportunity to hear him perform before but have been fans since the 90s.
Todd Price, general manager for Jim Bass Ford Cars and Trucks, a sponsor of the event, said he jumped on the chance to get Tritt to come to San Angelo.
“It was a no-brainer. I grew up listening to his music.” Price said.
Tritt’s country music career began in the late 80s and grew stronger throughout the 90s, with such hits as “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s a Great Day to be Alive,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” and “Here’s a Quarter.”
Tuesday’s one-man showcase put a spotlight on Tritt’s abilities as a vocalist and guitarist. Tritt has said much of the inspiration for his music comes from soul, blues and African-American gospel music.
The 53-year-old musician’s tour will make a two stops in New Mexico and one more in Texas before heading into the South and then up through the Midwest.