A proud member of what many country music aficionados call “The Class of 1989”, Travis Tritt admits he “stood out like a sore thumb”.
1989 was the year Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and Alan Jackson released their first singles, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tritt himself. These artists are known as Nashville’s Class of ’89 and they are all still wildly popular and still performing to this day, almost 30 years later.
Tritt says he stood out from the rest of his “classmates” because “all those guys were clean cut and a lot wore cowboy hats. I wore a lot of leather and had hair down almost to my waist.”
He kicked off his career with his first single “Country Club” becoming a massive hit and released his debut album shortly after. He avoided the dreaded “Sophomore Album Jinx,” gained a growing fanbase that compared him to the legendary Hank Williams Jr., and scored himself seven certified platinum albums during his career.
Over the past 28 years, Tritt has received two Grammys, four CMA awards, and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1992. While he has lived his life in the public for almost three decades, there are still a few things most people don’t know about him!
Let’s take a look at five things that you probably don’t know about the great Travis Tritt!