What can be said about Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt that hasn’t already been said? As you can guess, not much. These guys are legends and rightfully so. You know these guys were awesome, so I’ll just give you a recap from Saturday night at the Corbin Arena in Corbin, Kentucky.
First up was the Scooter Brown Band. I came into the show not really knowing anything about them but I left a fan! It was great to see a young band playing southern rock/country. These guys have been on the road with Charlie Daniels and it was definitely easy to see why. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for these guys. They’re poised to make a lot of noise.
Next up, The Charlie Daniels Band! I’ve been a fan for what seems like my whole life. It’s great to see such a talent in-person. Whether you’re a fan of Country music or not, appreciating talent is something everyone can enjoy.
Sprinkled among some of his all-time hits, which included “Long Haired Country Boy“, “The Legend Of Wooley Swamp“, “Simple Man” and of course “The Devil Went Down To Georgia“, were some blistering solos and instrumentals from every member of his very talented band. They also performed a great rendition of the old time hymn “How Great Thou Art” and a did a tribute to the late Johnny Cash by performing his classic, “Folsom Prison Blues“.
Travis Tritt took center stage and from the start, the crowd wad putty in his hands. Seemingly everyone in attendance sang along with him as he performed hits from his incredible 27 year career. Some highlights were “Put Some Drive In Your Country“, his first #1 “Help Me Hold On“, “10 Feet Tall and Bulletproof“, his cover of The Eagles classic, “Take It Easy“, “The Whiskey Aint’ Working“, and several fantastic acoustic versions of his hits.
For me though, my highlights were two songs written by Kentuckians. Nearby London, KY produced Darrell Scott who penned “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” and Harlan County birthed Jerry Chestnut who wrote the classic “T-R-O-U-B-L-E“, which was originally recorded by Elvis Presley.
It was a great night of music and one that those in attendance certainly won’t forget anytime soon.