Who says Vegas ain't country? See Travis Tritt at The Smith Center
Making absolute proclamations in the music world is usually unwise. After all, one person’s “greatest of all time” is another person’s “most overrated of all time.” That said, there’s one declaration as it pertains to country music that fans of that genre would almost universally agree is inarguable: 1989 was as monumental as any year in the genre’s history. No, not because that was the year Taylor Swift was born, but because it was the year four men with vastly different styles emerged from virtual obscurity and became near-instant megastars: Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Travis Tritt.
Collectively, the quartet has produced more than 60 No. 1 hits and sold more than 130 million albums. This week, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes one of the esteemed members of the “Class of 1989” for an intimate solo set: Armed with just his acoustic guitar, Tritt will perform numerous hits from a catalog that includes 19 Top 10 singles, while also regaling the audience with stories about his fascinating life and award-winning career. Much like when Tritt burst on the scene more than three decades ago, it promises to be an experience country fans won’t soon forget.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, starting at $35 plus tax and fee. 702.749.2000