Steve Beavers – Daily Corinthian

T-R-O-U-B-L-E is coming to the Crossroads Arena.

Travis Tritt is bringing his musical talent to the facility on May 17.

One of the leading country singers of the early 90s, Tritt will be the Crossroads Arena’s first concert of 2013.

I am beyond excited, said Crossroads Arena General Manager Tammy Genovese. Travis is a fun entertainer and the perfect opportunity we were looking for here at the arena it’s going to be a fun concert.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show go on sale Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. VIP seating is $53 while the rest of the floor reserved seating is $38. General Admission riser seating is set at $28.

Travis is doing a pretty full year and we are glad he is choosing to come by here, added the general manager.

A Marietta, Ga. native, he signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1989. Tritt released seven studio albums along with a greatest hits package for the label on his way to putting together a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles, including three number one hits.

He is one of those bluesy Southern rock guys that draws fans, said Genovese.

Seven of his albums are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America. His 1991 album It’s All About to Change is the highest certified at triple-platinum and leads off with one of his popular songs Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) which rose to number two in the United States and Canada.

The two-time Grammy Award winner’s debut album, Country Club contained top hits such as Help Me Hold On and I’m Gonna Be Somebody as the artist held his own against some of the top country singers of the 90s in Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson.

T-R-O-U-B-L-E — his third album — was released in 1992 with the number one single Can I Trust You with My Heart going gold.

A fourth album, Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, spawned the number one single Foolish Pride in 1994.

Tritt has also had roles in movies such as Cowboy Way and Tales from the Crypt during his career. In 2010, he began filming the movie Fishers of Men in which he portrayed the character Eddie Waters in the Christian production.

All the promoters are excited about Corinth getting back on the calendar, said Genovese. We want the public to stay close to Facebook and twitter for the latest updates on the opening act for the concert.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 662-287-7779 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by going to www.crossroadsarena.com. Tickets can also be purchased at area Subway’s after April 15.

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