Grammy award-winning country artist Travis Tritt will perform next year in The Villages

Travis Tritt will be coming to The Villages

Grammy award-winning country artist Travis Tritt will be coming next year to The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.

The Grand Ole Opry member will bring his hits “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions” at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 to The Sharon.

This show is in support of Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care. Tickets can be purchased at GetOffTheBusConcerts.com, TheSharon.com or (352) 753-3229.

Tritt’s 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre’s early ’90s boom, dubbing him as one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all whom dominated the charts in the early ’90s.

Two years after his debut, Tritt’s sophomore album, It’s All About to Change, was released. Literally speaking, this album changed everything when the album shipped three million copies and all four of its singles reached the top five on the country music charts. Along with his first album, this release became triple-platinum, certified by the RIAA.

At the same time, his conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical assertiveness set him apart. The next series of albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, scored him more hit singles and led him to amass more than 30 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that has filled venues coast-to-coast.

Travis Tritt

He’s been a force in sports appearances, having performed at the 1996 Olympics, two Super Bowls, a World Series Game, the opening of the Georgia Dome, the final Braves game at Atlanta-Fulton Country Stadium and, in 2013, the NCAA men’s basketball championship.

In 2012, Tritt formed his own label, Post Oak Recordings and shortly after released his album, The Calm After... In 2016, Tritt released a new project, a special live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre. The release, shot and recorded at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., spotlights Tritt’s distinctively soulful voice and his exceptional guitar prowess in an intimate theater setting.