'Double Trouble' Tour Lures 3,600 To See Tritt And Stuart

This appeared in the Herald-Dispatch - October 21, 1996

If you look beyond their rhinestone exteriors, Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart are excellent singers, musicians and entertainers. But Michele Oliver would rather not. "They're hot," was the Marietta, Ohio resident's assessment of the two country music stars who took stage Sunday night at the Huntington Civic Arena.

She and her friend Bonnie Duff, also of Marietta, were among about 3,600 fans who plunked down $24.50 to see two of country music's biggest stars perform together. "This is the third time we have seen them this year, but it's the first time they have been together," Duff said.

Many fans arrived Sunday wearing cowboy boots and hats, jackets with leather fringes and T-shirts emblazoned with Travis' and Marty's mugs.

The popularity of the entertainers, who are touring together for the first time under the banner "Double Trouble," drew more than just the average country music fans in the Tri-State area. Neither one disappointed the rowdy, if slightly small, crowd as Tritt and Stuart opened the show with a rousing version of "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best."

"Sometimes people wonder whether having a performance Sunday night affects attendance," said Cheryl Myers, marketing manager for Ogden Entertainment. "We felt that we were fortunate to have them whether they were here Sunday or any other night." Myers said the Civic Arena holds more than 7,000 people for concerts.

Article written by Mark Truby

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