James Travis Tritt was born in Marietta, Georgia on February 9, 1963. He is an award winning music artist that often takes a few dibs on acting. He has been in the music business since 1989 and is still crunching chart topping records today. He has signed with record labels like Category 5, Warner Brothers, and Columbia. Off the stage, his charity work includes helping children especially those with Down Syndrome. His political views are rather conservative but his heart goes out to the men in women in uniform.
Tritt’s first encounter with the music industry came when he was three years old. His father, James, gave him his very first guitar. This innocent little act however would spark a career that is destined to make platinum sales. His first few tries at writing his own music was during high school. During his childhood, he usually spent hours alone in his room practicing southern rock and traditional country styles.
Travis Tritt began his career like everybody else, making demo tapes and honing their own unique sound. He didn’t make it into the music industry with only just one demo tape. In fact, he recorded and submitted several demos as he was refining his own brand of music while playing the familiar honky tonk circuit.
He made headway in 1989 when he was able to sign up with Warner Brothers Records. By then he had been divorced twice and now has fueled his commitment to forging a career in music. From his initial album, Country Club, to the next series of albums throughout the years, Tritt managed to make hits and even made platinum.
He was released from his contract with Warner during the summer of 1999. Not that long after leaving Warner Brothers he was able to sign up with Sony Records and later produce Down the Road I Go in 2000, which eventually was certified platinum. The singles that were released from this album made huge strides in the music charts. Travis Tritt’s career is one that is studded with awards and outstanding achievement.
Tritt’s Dibs in Acting
He took a few dibs in acting and several special appearances from 1993 to 2005. He worked with the likes of Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman, Melissa Gilbert, Tim Matheson, Kris Kristofferson, and Steven Seagal. However, his success in the film industry wasn’t able to match his career highs in the music business.
Travis Tritt supports causes that aid children, those with mental challenges, and the family. He has supported the Lili Claire Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives and helping children with Down Syndrome and other neurogenetic disorders and their families.