Travis Tritt "The Southern Uprising" St Augustine, FL 3/9/2018

When Travis Tritt, hit the stage headlining the Southern Uprising concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheater Friday night March 9, 2018, the crowd was warmed up, even with temperatures dropping into the 50’s. The stage, and the lights, it was hard not to understand that the two time Grammy winner was going to put on a big show. Travis Tritt was Billboard’s 1990 Top New Male Artist of the year! Since 1990, Travis Tritt has charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs charts. He has recorded nine albums in which seven are certified Platinum or higher and 20 top ten singles.


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.