Concerts Scene For November 21

Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart

This appeared on - November 21, 2008

Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart were two rising country stars of the 1980s and 1990s.

Stuart's career began even earlier, when he joined Lester Flatt's touring band at the age of 13. He eventually moved on to back Johnny Cash and Vassar Clements, before going solo in the mid-1980s.

Tritt, meanwhile, won the CMA Horizon Award for best new artist in 1991, but actually kicked off his chart career in 1989 with the Top 10 hit "Country Club." When he teams up with Stuart at the Grand Opera House, 818 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, Tritt likely will perform his No. 1 hits "Help Me Hold On," "Anymore" and "Can I Trust You with My Heart."

Pop fans may know Tritt for his crossover singles "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)," "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" and "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'." But his hard core country fans will want to hear some new songs first, and then some tunes from his 2004 CD My Honky Tonk History, which features "What Say You," "The Girl's Gone Wild" and "When Good Ol' Boys Go Bad."

Stuart's newest gig is a talk/music show with his wife, Connie Smith, now showing on the RFD channel. His last album release was 2005's Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota, a concept album based on music by the Sioux Indians. Some of its songs, like "Trip to Little Big Horn" and "Wounded Knee" might end up on his set list, but expect to hear his big hits "Tempted," "This One's Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time)" and "Little Things."

By Marty Franzen

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