Travis Tritt Greatest Hits- From the Beginning
by Sandra L. Toney
What can a person say about Travis Tritt? He's got the good looks
of a rebellious cowboy turned rocker, he's a talented songwriter,
and he can belt out a ballad or bring down the house with one
of those reckless tunes he's known for. Let's face it, Travis
Tritt is a legend in his own time.
It's no surprise, then, that Travis Tritt Greatest Hits -- From
the Beginning is a jam-packed collection of Tritt classics. From
the best "attitude" song in history, "Here's a
Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)," to the second best "attitude"
song in history, "Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof" (both
penned by Tritt, of course), this isn't just another "Greatest
Hits" album. It's history in the making . . .
With a collection of fifteen of Tritt's favorites, the reckless
rocker included quite a few ballads as well as his trademark rebel
songs. "Foolish Pride," "Can I Trust You With My
Heart," "Anymore," and "Help Me Hold On"
(again, all written or co-written by Tritt), are just a few of
the tearjerkers contained within this release.
Besides the classic, "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who
Cares)," a few other Tritt "classics" are present
on this album as well. Who can forget the popular duet with fellow
country rocker, Marty Stuart, "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"
or the hit with an album titled the same, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E."
From Tritt's first album, the title song, "Country Club,"
is a welcomed addition because it gives us the "original"
Tritt who, by the way, hasn't really changed. He's remained true
to his style of music, which is defiant yet gentle, opinionated
The only evident omission on this greatest hits release is one
of my all-time Tritt favorites, "Bible Belt," from his
It's All About to Change (Warner Brothers, 1991) album. That was
such a powerful song with a significant story to tell. Perhaps
Tritt is saving it for a follow-up greatest hits. It gives us
something to look forward to!
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