Born c. 1964, in Marietta, GA; son of a farmer; married, c. 1982 (divorced, 1984).
Country singer, songwriter, and guitarist, 1986—. Worked in a heating and air conditioning firm in Marietta, GA, 1982-86. Signed with Warner Bros. Records, 1989; released first single, “Country Club,” 1989, and first album, Country Club, 1990. Premiered on the Grand Ole Opry, performed at Charlie Daniels’s Volunteer Jam, and participated in a benefit for the Options House, Hollywood, CA, all 1991.
Selected awards: Named best new male country artist by Billboard magazine, 1990; nominated as best new male vocalist, 1991, Academy of Country Music.
Addresses: Record company —Warner Bros. Records, 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91510.
minimal wages in American Legion halls and at small county fairs, nearly starving between jobs. The singer recalled to an Associated Press wire reporter that he “would go to the grocery store once a week and buy canned Vienna sausage, a head of lettuce, a jar of mayonnaise, a loaf of bread and two or three cans of soup. This was breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire week.” In the country music business, Tritt added, “you almost have to have as much patience as you do talent.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiat3euWwIw&t=3shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE8c7CEwdOEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLSSlQi3zzk