The multi-platinum-selling and award-winning country legend has released a new single from his first album in over a decade. The new record is entitled Set In Stone and is composed of 11 songs, eight of which he co-wrote.
One of those is his new singles “Smoke in a Bar” is already catching people’s attention. It was set to be released on March 5, but he treated fans to the song a day early.
Travis Tritt’s New Single ‘Smoke in a Bar’
The song is written by Jeremy Bussey, Derek George and Tim Montana.
“Tim [Montana] sent this to me and as soon as I heard it, it just hit all the right buttons for me,” says Travis Tritt. “The thing I’ve heard more and more from fans and people inside the industry over the last few years is that people are hungry for the nostalgia of how the music of the nineties sounded and the general way of life in those days. Back when there didn’t seem to be so much division and confusion and uproar.”
Tritt’s Return to the Country Music Scene
Tritt began jamming in 1989. The well-known country artist is well-known for his work in the 90s. His hits include “Help Me Hold On” and “Anymore.” This album is his first since The Storm came out in 2007. In 2013, Tritt re-released the record and renamed it The Calm After…, which included two new cover songs.
Travis Tritt does take it back to simpler, older times while growing up. in the country. He stays true to his country roots while including a little Americana sound in the recordings.
“Of course, those were the days before a lot of the social media stuff, so it was just a different time. It was a much happier time for a lot of people,” he says.
It appears people are understanding what Tritt is expressing and connect with the way his music sounds. Tritt’s seemed to maintain his original sound without giving in to the pop genre of country.
Taking It Back to Them Good ‘Ole Days
“The two biggest comments I hear from people are, ‘Man, I wish music sounded the way that it did back then. I wish it told the same kind of stories that the music of that era told,’” adds the country artist. “The other thing that I hear is, ‘Man, I would love to go back to a simpler time where we didn’t have so many things to worry about and stress over. When things moved just a little bit slower.’”
The album is set to be released on March 7. However, it may be gifted prior to that seeing that the single was released early. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Get ready for more Travis Tritt as he sets out to bring back the real, true, and gritty sound that country music is all about.