Travis Tritt Readies Dave Cobb-Produced Comeback Album
A new original studio album is on the way from Travis Tritt, finally. Announced Wednesday morning (3/11), the 90’s country legend who’s sold more than 30 million records worldwide has signed with the Los Angeles-based record label Big Loud Noise, and will be releasing a Dave Cobb produced record in 2020.
“I’m very excited about recording the new album with Dave Cobb,” Travis Tritt says. “I’m also glad to be partnering with the Big Noise team and I’m looking forward to promoting this album with them in my corner.”
It’s been since 2007 and Travis Tritt’s album The Storm that he’s released new studio music, not including multiple live records in recent years, a compilation, and a few contributions to the works of others. That put Tritt at or near the top of active country artists racking up time between studio projects, and made Tritt fans voracious for new music.
“We get to work with a lot of great artists at Big Noise, but truthfully I never thought we’d have the honor of working with someone of Travis’ stature,” says Jon Cohen, President of Big Noise Music Group. “Travis is a legend, plain and simple. He’s an innovator and an outlaw, perfect for our roster at Big Noise.”
Travis Tritt put fans on alert in early February that new music might be coming. In a missive posted by Tritt on Instagram, he revealed he’d been co-writing with country music dynamic duo Brent Cobb and Adam Hood—the combination behind some great country songs over the last few years. “This writing session today with Brent Cobb and Adam Hood was next level!” Tritt said. “You’ll be hearing some or all of this stuff on my new album.”
We don’t have a track list or any further details yet, but with the hot name of Dave Cobb behind him in the studio, it could be a good comeback record for the Georgia native, and it’s coming at a good time.
The catalog of Travis Tritt is receiving renewed attention due to Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights featuring Tritt on their current radio single, “Pick Her Up,” which saw Tritt return to the charts for the first time in 13 years. The singer also just made his first appearance on the rock charts as a guest of rocker Cory Marks on the song “Outlaws & Outsiders,” which came in at #38 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart last week. Travis Tritt also received renewed attention last year after he appeared as a judge on the USA Network singing competition Real Country.
More information on the new album when it’s made available.
March 11, 2020 @ 11:35 am
pass. can’t get excited for this.
March 11, 2020 @ 11:38 am
Adam played a song at the Old Quarter Cafe a couple of weeks ago that they wrote together. If Travis does it as good as Adam did it then it will be great.
March 11, 2020 @ 11:43 am
How does the business of this work? You choose the producer and he lets you know of some songwriters that just happen to be part of his label or is it more of a quid pro quo; i’ll produce your album if some cuts include co-writes with my guys?
When I saw that Tritt was co-writing with Adam Hood and Brent Cobb I had already assumed Dave Cobb would be the producer. Nonetheless, happy for Adam Hood, as I’m a big fan of him as a writer and as a performer.
March 11, 2020 @ 4:44 pm
People find their tribe. Folks naturally write with and support their friends and business partners. It can become too much of a closed circle, but people like cutting songs from and writing with people they know, which is understandable. It all comes out in the wash, anyway. You can’t out-write the town (unless you are John Prine or Bob Mcdill maybe, lol). If you choose not to cut better songs from outside your organization because you don’t get the mailbox money, your record will obviously suffer. It’s a problem that takes care of itself. (Clint Black) I’m sure there are some producers who pull stunts like the one you described, but I really doubt that’s the situation here.
March 12, 2020 @ 11:20 pm
The situation’s got to be different for an artist who’s a current hitmaker and one who is not. If you’re Luke Combs, you get your pick of songs from the top writers. If you’re Travis Tritt, you may need help from a connected producer…or you try to write your own.
I once read that John Anderson said that Lionel Delmore pushed him to become a writer–and Anderson said that being able to write songs for himself saved his career in some of the fallow periods. And Mark Chesnutt admitted that not being a writer kind of hurt his.
March 11, 2020 @ 11:50 am
👂 (put it right in there)
March 11, 2020 @ 11:53 am
you had me at Adam Hood and Brent Cobb. Just take my money now please.
March 11, 2020 @ 11:56 am
AWESOME!!!! Can’t wait!
March 11, 2020 @ 1:06 pm
Dave Cobb & Adam Hood?
Well…sounds like the male version of Tanya Tucker produced by Brandi Carlile (& Shooter Jennings) & the Hanseroth brothers…time will tell.
March 11, 2020 @ 4:45 pm
I’m really excited for this. I don’t like the sound of nineties country, but I like the songs and the voices that sang them, so I’m really excited to hear how this turns out.
Strait Country 81
March 12, 2020 @ 8:45 pm
Kinda an oxymoron of a statement
March 13, 2020 @ 4:22 am
Not at all. The misuse of effects, especially that weird 80s rock reverb on the snare, ruins a lot of it for me. Chill!
March 12, 2020 @ 7:54 am
One of the great country voices. Looking forward to this.
March 12, 2020 @ 9:56 am
Nothing to see here….moving on.
Strait Country 81
March 13, 2020 @ 3:28 am
You knew what the article was about before so if that is an attempt to sound “cool” you only look stupid
March 13, 2020 @ 5:54 am
LOL….I’m 65 years old. Last time I was cool was in 1974. Peace out.
March 13, 2020 @ 12:07 am
Travis Tritt’s in my top 5. Have loved every CD he’s put out (even The Storm/The Calm After – What If Love Hangs On is great! What songs did people hate on that?)