Well what can I say? Travis Tritt. 26 years as a professional country music singer and star. Several chart topping singles, 3 Platinum albums, one triple platinum album and numerous top 40 hits. Seasoned and outstanding still today. I have listened to his songs over those many years. I have sang them driving down the road and thank God no one could hear me. But this was the first time to ever see this guy live and Billy Bobs Texas was packed on a Saturday night in Ft Worth Texas and these guy’s did not disappoint by putting on a spectacular show. He put on a show from the the intro to the last song.
A story teller. He shared a couple of great stories that I am sure he had shared them before but we all felt like he was telling it for the first time. But then when you have a couple of story tellers in your family you know that a true one knows how to capture your mind and put you right there with them.
While the music was great and non-stop the stories here the best. He played favorites that everyone in the house sang along with him. He played five cover tunes even dawning a hat when he did the Waylon Jennings cover tunes.
A five star evening with a star. If you have never seen this guy live get to a show. He is awesome. He made several thousand people feel like he was your buddy. You felt like you were sitting around the fire on the patio in your backyard singing songs when they rolled out a chair on stage, he grabbed an acoustic guitar and the band left the stage leaving him out there with a few friends to sit down and tell a couple of stories and sing a couple of songs.
TRAVIS TRITT Live at Billy Bob’s Texas
Put Some Drive In Your Country
High Time For Gettin’ Down
I’m Gonna Be Somebody
The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’
Where Corn Don’t Grow
Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof
Take It Easy (Eagles cover)
Tell Me I Was Dreaming
Outlaws Like Us
Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
It’s A Great Day To Be Alive
Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde
Midnight Rider (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
Lonesome, On’ry and Mean (Waylon Jennings cover)
I’ve Always Been Crazy (Waylon Jennings cover)
Can’t You See
T_R_O_U_B_L_E (Elvis Presley cover)
Homesick (Atlanta Rythm Section cover)
While he did not come out for an encore. With the show that he put on this night it wasn’t needed. He gave it ALL during the show.
Travis Tritt’s band for this show:
Lead guitar: Wendell Cox
Drums: Lee Joe Young
Bass Guitar: Arlo Gillian
Fiddle/Guitar: Brian Arrowood
Steel/Dobro: Mike Daly
Key Boards: Jared Decker