20 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This compilation of hits starts with the late '80s, when Travis Tritt was a Nashville newcomer from suburban Atlanta with a musical approach that was equal parts Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, and Otis Redding. 1989’s “Country Club” was a fairly straightforward, snappy piece of honky-tonk swing. Yet Tritt was soon integrating his love for gospel music, R&B, and Southern rock in songs like “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “Help Me Hold On," and “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares).” Tritt’s singing blended classic Southern masculinity with kindness. But where his peers often resorted to slow-moving songs that sounded dramatic but were flimsy at the core, “Anymore,” “Drift Off to Dream," and “Foolish Pride” proved that the Georgian singer could completely fill up a big song with full-bodied conviction. “It’s Great Day to Be Alive” and a cover of The Eagles’ “Take It Easy” are such bright, shining winners that Tritt’s talent for gentler, folk-oriented songs is often overlooked. The acoustic “Nothing Short of Dying” and a classic rendition of Steve Earle’s “Sometimes She Forgets” are two of the sweetest songs here.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This compilation of hits starts with the late '80s, when Travis Tritt was a Nashville newcomer from suburban Atlanta with a musical approach that was equal parts Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, and Otis Redding. 1989’s “Country Club” was a fairly straightforward, snappy piece of honky-tonk swing. Yet Tritt was soon integrating his love for gospel music, R&B, and Southern rock in songs like “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “Help Me Hold On," and “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares).” Tritt’s singing blended classic Southern masculinity with kindness. But where his peers often resorted to slow-moving songs that sounded dramatic but were flimsy at the core, “Anymore,” “Drift Off to Dream," and “Foolish Pride” proved that the Georgian singer could completely fill up a big song with full-bodied conviction. “It’s Great Day to Be Alive” and a cover of The Eagles’ “Take It Easy” are such bright, shining winners that Tritt’s talent for gentler, folk-oriented songs is often overlooked. The acoustic “Nothing Short of Dying” and a classic rendition of Steve Earle’s “Sometimes She Forgets” are two of the sweetest songs here.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
151 Ratings
151 Ratings
Pokey Squishy ,

Great Album

No country fan can go wrong with this album! This is just a great country album and probably Travis Tritt's best! You can't go wrong with "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" and "Where Corn Don't Grow". Any music fan would love "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" because it just makes you feel good.

Wes17 ,

Great

This is an awesome CD that is definatly worth buying. I love all the songs.

Hchickrocks ,

Awesome

Great collection of singles. The best I've seen for any artist in a long time. Travis's songs are great!

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