Tritt, Stuart, O'Connor Play Concert To End All Concerts

This article appeared in the Chattanooga News-Free Press - February 6, 1992

Rarely does a concert audience have the opportunity to see a proven superstar and a budding superstar in the same evening.

The sold-out Memorial Auditorium crowd--many of whom had stood in the cold back in January for two days awaiting tickets--had that luxury last night.

No matter how tough tickets were to come by, the country music fans who attended truly left with smiles on their faces and melodious tunes still dancing in their heads.

Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart, a pair of country music outlaws, already being called the "Waylon and Willie of the 90s," were as-good-as-it-gets with their performances on the first night of the two-day sold-out stay in Chattanooga of their national "No Hats Tour."

The highlight of the evening, though, was Stuart and Tritt on stage together for the duet The Whiskey Ain't Workin'. They then were joined by O'Connor to perform the old Marshall Tucker hit Can't You See in which each instrument was highlighted.

Stuart, the "Glitterbilly Kid himself" who kept referring to Memorial Auditorium as a good lookin' honky tonk, then performed his rockabilly style of music playing hits Till I Found You, Hillbilly Rock and Western Girls.

Stuart led up to Hillbilly Rock by singing the ballad Hillbilly Heaven as he remarked: "I'm country to the bone Hank, but I can't wear no hat."

Review by Stump Martin

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