Over three decades after having launched his extraordinary music career, one of Country music’s most notable artists, Travis Tritt, is set to release a new single “Ghost Town Nation” on Sept. 25; the first release off his highly-anticipated forthcoming album, produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, The Highwoman, Brandi Carlile). The new single is now available for pre-save here.
Written by Aaron Raitiere and JB Strauss, “Ghost Town Nation” is an energetic song that sends the message of making the best out of a bad situation. Filled with guitar-riffs and Tritt’s rich vocals, the song rallies for when times are tough, and the pressures run high, to head to the country and focus on the simple gratifications of living life outdoors, such as the fish biting, the garden growing, the fire burning, moonshine, and more.
Tritt sings, “Well, I tell ya one thing that we all got in common; we ain’t gotta worry when the sky starts fallin’, No need to panic when the lord comes callin’, cause it’s all just a part of the show.” The song continues, “We’ll load on up, take it out to the woods, where the fish are still biting, and the eating’s still good.”
Tritt spoke about the song, saying, “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.”
Like other notable artists, such as Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt is one of a few current country artists to be labeled as an “outlaw.” His music is influenced by some of the format’s most timeless artists like Jennings and Cash, along with George Jones, Conway Twitty, Emmylou Harris, and more.