Southern rock and country come together for a night of unforgettable music when the Charlie Daniels Band and Travis Tritt join forces for a performance at Houston’s Arena Theatre on November 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 27, at www.arenahouston.com
Charlie Daniels has been the face, voice, and – most importantly – the fiery fiddle of the bridge between country music and Southern rock since his first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider,” in 1972. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 81, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music before moving to Nashville in 1967, where he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer. Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie co-wrote titled “It Hurts Me,” and he played on such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline.”
He recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records and formed the Charlie Daniels Band two years later. Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.
More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist is still going strong with sold out shows and huge record sales while he stays true and relevant to country music fans across the globe.
Coming up through the honky-tonks, the young Marietta, Georgia native incorporated his lifelong influences of Southern rock, blues and gospel into country. Signing with Warner Bros., Travis released seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label. His 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. The album would go on to be certifies platinum. “Country Club,” “Help Me Hold On,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” and “Drift Off to Dream” peaked at numbers two and three on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts; all which led for Tritt to win Top New Male Artist award from Billboard and the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award). Travis’ sophomore album, "It’s All About to Change," changed everything when the album shipped three million copies and all four of its singles reached the top five on the country music charts. Arena Theatre
"Houston's Legendary Theatre in the Round"
7326 Southwest Freeway (Between Bellaire and Fondren)
Houston, Texas 77074
BOX OFFICE TICKET REQUEST LINE: 713-772-5900
Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm Day of Show: 5pm to 10:00pm
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