When the stage was set and the band was in their places, the spectacular lighting came on. Travis burst onto the stage leaving no inch uncovered as he greeted the adoring fans from stage left to stage right. The whole evening was building to this moment. The Outlaws and Marshall Tucker Band were the Southern Rock type influences of Travis Tritt, and Charlie Daniels was the crossover from Southern Rock to today’s country genre. The metamorphosis was complete. But, wait a minute, the music was apoplectic. Yes, this was country music, but Tritt played good old southern rock as well. As a professional, he understood the audience had mixed music taste and he responded in kind.
I am not a huge fan of country music, but this wasn’t Nashville comes to Florida. This was by far the best stage production of the night and Travis Tritt is a bonified musician and seasoned entertainer. The show was spectacular, and the crowd responded to the performance.
I left the performance a Travis Tritt fan, the Country music fan is going to take some time.