James Travis Tritt born February 9, is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in , releasing seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label between then and In the s, he released three studio albums on Columbia Records and one for the now defunct Category 5 Records. Tritt's musical style is defined by mainstream country and Southern rock influences. In addition, he has received four awards from the Country Music Association , and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since He first took interest in singing after his church's Sunday school choir performed " Everything Is Beautiful ".
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Travis Tritt was one of the leading new country singers of the early '90s, holding his own against Garth Brooks , Clint Black , and Alan Jackson. He was the only one not to wear a hat and the only one to dip into bluesy Southern rock. Consequently, he developed a gutsy, outlaw image that distinguished him from the pack. Throughout the early '90s, he had a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles, including three number one hits. Tritt fell in love with music as a child, teaching himself how to play guitar when he was eight and beginning to write songs when he was Travis was determined to have a musical career, but his parents didn't encourage him to follow his instincts. His mother didn't mind that he wanted to perform, but she wanted him to sing gospel; his father was afraid there was no money in singing. When he was 18, he tried to settle down, work, and have a family but was unsuccessful -- he was married and divorced twice before he was He continued to play music while working various jobs, including one at an air-conditioning company.
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