James Travis Tritt began singing and songwriting at a very young age. He received his first guitar at age 8 and taught himself to play. Soon after, he joined his church’s band. He gained experience with the church band by playing at multiple churches in the area. During this time, Tritt recognized the different ways people sang with bends and twists and curls in their voices. He began to experiment with his own sound, described by many as soulful country with a bit of southern rock mixed in. Tritt was first signed with Warner Bros. to perform six songs on his first album. Three of the songs were released as singles. Country Club was his first single, and it spent 26 weeks on the Hot Country Singles and Tracks charts. Four more singles from this album went on to peak within the top three, including I’m Gonna Be Somebody.