Travis Tritt to Release First New Single in 13 Years
Well well well. Get ready to grow your mullet out, bust out your old pair of Levi’s nut huggers from high school, and be ready to party like it’s 1989, because after a pretty astounding 13-year hiatus of no proper single from Travis Tritt aside from promotional stuff and guest appearances, one is headed our way on September 25th called “Ghost Town Nation.”
Written by Aaron Raitiere and JB Strauss, and produced by Dave Cobb, “Ghost Town Nation” is said to be about making the best of a bad situation, which may make it a timely selection for the months ahead. “Well, I tell ya one thing that we all got in common; we ain’t gotta worry when the sky starts fallin’,” Travis sings. “No need to panic when the lord comes callin’, cause it’s all just a part of the show. We’ll load on up, take it out to the woods, where the fish are still biting, and the eating’s still good.”
Travis Tritt announced in mid March that he had signed with the Big Noise Music Group, and was working with Dave Cobb as producer on a new album—his first of original music since 2007’s The Storm. Tritt also let it slip in February that he’d been writing with Brent Cobb and Adam Hood for the new record.
Tritt says about the new single, “I loved the overall groove of the song when I first heard the demo, but what really hooked me was the lyrics. At a time when so much of the country was on pandemic lockdown, I think the idea of escaping to a secluded spot in the woods was very appealing for a lot of folks. It reminded me of a ‘country folks can survive’ theme. I personally know a lot of folks that still do this regularly.”
Travis Tritt was a massive star in his heyday, selling more than 30 million records, and becoming of a member of the now legendary “Class ’89” which took country by storm and helped set up its resurgence throughout the 90’s. But after releasing six platinum and multi-platinum albums for Warner Brothers and Columbia Nashville, mainstream country moved on, as it has done from many artist from the 90s era.
However the resurgence of interest in 90’s music could put Travis Tritt back on more sure footing. He was recently featured on the single “Pick Her Up” from Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights project, and was also featured last year on a rock single from Cory Marks called “Outlaws and Outsiders” that became a Top 10 on rock radio.
No word on when the new Dave Cobb-produced Travis Tritt album will be on the way, but news may accompany the single release.
September 19, 2020 @ 10:40 am
Looking forward to this. Tritt’s music has always been solid, and I’m a longtime fan.
He’s also excellent live; he puts on a great show and he’s gotten better over the years.
September 19, 2020 @ 10:50 am
always loved the drive he puts in his country and Hood and Cobb are two great songwriters. Looking forward to this for sure.
September 19, 2020 @ 11:09 am
In The Pipeline Too:
Roo Arcus – Tumbleweed – Album – 09/25
Great traditional country music from down under
Sunny Sweeney – Recorded Live At The Machine Shop Recording Studio – Album – 11/13
Trace Adkins – Ain’t That Kind Of Cowboy – EP – 10/16
Steve Azar – My Mississippi Reunion – Album – 10/23
Jamie O’Neal – There Is No Arizona 2.0 / Sometimes It’s Too Late – EP – Released
Kyle Killgore – “Living On The Run”
The Grascals – “Sleepy Little Town”
Caitlyn Ochsner – “Look Out Lubbock”
Ainslie Allen – “Taku Māmā” – New Zealand
Kevin Sullivan – “Against The Tide” – Australia
Katrina Burgoyne – “25 Cents In The Ashtray” – Australia
Jamie O’Neal feat. Lauren Alaina – “There is No Arizona 2.0”
Angus Gill & Seasons Of Change feat. Steve Earle – “The New Old Me” – Australia
September 19, 2020 @ 5:51 pm
Meanwhile, Travis Tritt is releasing a new single. Thought Olar might want to be aware of it.
September 19, 2020 @ 6:51 pm
That’s why i wrote “…Pipeline Too”.
Too dumb to read wayne?
I know what kind of game you try to play loser…
September 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
No. I am actually a scholar. But you sure can dumb someone down.
September 19, 2020 @ 1:07 pm
I’m looking forward to the new Travis Tritt single.
Keepin it Country
September 19, 2020 @ 1:49 pm
Travis Tritt is awesome. I’ve enjoyed most of his stuff.
September 19, 2020 @ 4:58 pm
I Always Loved Every Tune Travis Sang. His Voice Is Some What Electrifying,,I’m Very Excited To Hear He’s Gonna Share More Of His Talent With All Of The Music Lovers, Welcome Back. God Bless USA
September 19, 2020 @ 2:45 pm
used to care about tritt much much more than I do now. everytime I see his name these days, which isn’t a lot, in my head I think, “here’s a quarter, call someone who cares.”
September 19, 2020 @ 4:14 pm
I’ll check it out but my expectations are low.
September 19, 2020 @ 4:25 pm
I have been listening to a lot of him lately. Looking forward to hearing new music.
September 19, 2020 @ 4:35 pm
Way Cool, Travis.
Gorgeous Fall night, Brown County/Live music, Hard Truth Hills/FUN Band.
Long live the U.S.A.!
And, Thank You GOD, for our Beautiful country!
September 19, 2020 @ 5:09 pm
Had a Little Lamb
September 19, 2020 @ 4:43 pm
Learn to write songs Travis. This isn’t karaoke. You are no better than an 8th place fnisher on American Idol.
September 19, 2020 @ 5:07 pm
How many millions of records have yo sold?
September 20, 2020 @ 4:19 am
You mean like Sinatra?
September 21, 2020 @ 1:29 am
That’s not nice.
September 21, 2020 @ 8:52 pm
Travis has done his share of good songwriting….
September 19, 2020 @ 4:46 pm
Travis Tritt sucks. Asshole trump supporter.
September 19, 2020 @ 8:32 pm
September 19, 2020 @ 8:38 pm
Yeah he did himself no favors by buddying up to James Woods (top tier psycho asshole) on Twitter and announcing they were both blocking everyone who had #resist in their profile.
This actually managed to trend and then everyone made fun of Tritt’s publicity photo where he is wearing way too much makeup.
And then people compared him to Boy George. And then other people got mad cause Boy George is a good guy and an LGBTQ icon who didn’t deserve this.
It was a whole thing for 24 hours. 😁😁😁
Will it help sales? Um no …
September 20, 2020 @ 1:52 am
Casual leftist homophobia.
September 20, 2020 @ 7:58 am
You realize there are lots of people who just make fun of stuff on Twitter regardless of political affiliation, right? 🙂
September 20, 2020 @ 11:29 am
James Woods is the best follow on Twitter.
Amazing how the people who claim to be tolerant can’t handle a different opinion.
September 20, 2020 @ 3:11 pm
Even aside from his political opinions, James Woods is a creepy, woman-hating, awful person.
Though he did make my favorite so-bad-it’s-hilarious movie, The Boost, wherein he spectacularly overacts as a coke-addicted salesman. 😁
September 21, 2020 @ 9:39 am
He was great as the villain in the Recess movie. Overacted but it fit the role perfectly.
September 21, 2020 @ 7:02 pm
Country Knight if you want to go waaaaaay back there is a 70s Kojak episode where he is the villain. Prior to his nose job 😁
September 24, 2020 @ 2:41 am
Well, at least he’s not a hypocrite or pedo like most of liberal Hollywood.
September 20, 2020 @ 1:51 am
How old are you?
Strait Country 81
September 20, 2020 @ 6:43 am
Go buy Jergens and put Sturgill or Isbell on.
September 19, 2020 @ 4:56 pm
I like(d) a lot of his songs- I listen on you tube quite often and Where Corn Don’t Grow is one of my favorite- the boy has soul.
September 19, 2020 @ 5:04 pm
In fact that makes me think of T Graham Brown- I like him a lot also
September 19, 2020 @ 5:19 pm
Travis is the original Chris Stapleton
September 19, 2020 @ 7:04 pm
What? No. Delete this before somebody sees it.
September 19, 2020 @ 10:28 pm
I think bamstrait has a point. 1) they are both rare vocal talents with incredible range and control. 2) both bring rock and blues stylings to their music. 3) both have recorded and/or written songs of questionable quality, and they both had long hair. I’m sure there’s more…
September 20, 2020 @ 4:49 pm
It’s a fair comparison, they both have that bluesy/ r&b thing in their voices, both can sing to a crowd with just their guitars.
If you like Travis’ songs he is pretty damn good live.
September 20, 2020 @ 4:04 pm
To be honest when nobody to blame came on the radio I thought TT was making a comeback
September 19, 2020 @ 5:53 pm
Bamstrait, you are correct.
September 19, 2020 @ 11:02 pm
Travis Tritt in 2020 is the perfect example where I seperate the art from the artist. I look forward to hearing this.
September 20, 2020 @ 11:12 am
For me there is a dividing line on this. For instance, Jason Aldean blocked fans who asked him to say something about George Floyd, but having been a big metalhead in my youth I just love it when his band puts those big crunchy power chords in his songs so I am letting that slide.
Similarly I am very against wearing fur but I love Rihanna with all my heart, one of my favorite artists of all time, so giving her a pass on fur.
However. I like Tritt’s music so if he just supported trump and shut up about it I would have let it slide. But he went on Twitter with the hateful abominable, universally despised James Woods and actively dragged resisters like me. So sorry Sparky you’re cancelled. You went too far.
September 20, 2020 @ 2:00 am
His last records were pure garbage. Sadly i don’t expect something good even though he was one of my favorite singers a long time ago.
September 20, 2020 @ 5:32 am
After having the visuals of Hot Country Knights’ Doug Douglason and his version of “nut-hugger jeans” burned into my retinas for all time, here Trigger comes with another reference. Argh! LOL Having survived wearing those types of jeans back in the day, I don think another pair is in my future, thank you VERY much.
September 20, 2020 @ 8:53 am
well about time. I am looking very forward to this.
September 20, 2020 @ 9:43 am
We don’t need this anymore then we need a mullet resurgence.
September 20, 2020 @ 10:39 am
I am unwilling to listen to this bullshit myself, but I will lend the ears of the ghost of the “hoodoo doctor” that haunts Tritts cabin to be my surrogate. It can’t possibly hurt someone who was already murdered.
September 20, 2020 @ 6:18 pm
Tritt originally wanted to be a rock star, but he was too short. This turned out to be great for country music, because he and Marty Stuart teamed up to lay down some hilarious smack back in the 90s, and he could do tear-jerker, too, just him and a guitar.
He was the Chris Stapleton voice of the Nineties (or is Stapleton the Tritt voice of the Teens?). No matter, it’s always good to see Mr. Tritt back in the saddle.
September 21, 2020 @ 3:11 pm
I was supposed to see TT with the Charlie Daniels Band last year. . They were all set up and we were waiting. Then the rain and lightning came. Charlie came out and said sorry, it’s cancelled! We’ll be back, hold on to those tickets! Yeah, they ain’t coming back.