Country music has a rich history dating back to the 17th century, and it has become a cultural phenomenon within the United States. Hitmakers such as Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Waylon Jennings and more have shined a light on the true beauty of traditional country and have paved a path for artists today.
The mainstream musicians consuming present-day country radio, typically find inspiration within the stories shared by the legends that have come before them. While honing in on their crafts, they quickly realized that the singer-songwriters of the ’90s understood the power of storytelling and transparency.
The secret recipe developed throughout the decades typically gets pushed under the rug nowadays – leaving Grammy award-winning artist Travis Tritt no other choice than to push the fundamentals of country in tribute track, “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That No More.”
“Well Ole Hag came on my daddy’s radio / Every word he sang whispered to my soul / there was truth and passion in every line / I could almost swear he could read my mind / Them heartbreak songs cut me to the core / Lord, they don’t make ’em like that no more,” the country legend sings in his up-tempo hit.
The “Foolish Pride” singer paired his honest verses with an attention-grabbing lyric video that pays homage to the artists that have executed the art of country music perfectly.
“This song is a throwback to all the country greats who trail blazed the industry and paved the way for others to follow,” Tritt shared.
Tritt runs footage of old performances featuring Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, and more throughout the almost three-minute clip. As Tritt highlights memorable moments in history, he even shared a tape of music-goers line dancing decked out in retro-western fashion. Over the reminiscent video, he stresses that today’s new music can’t be compared to old-school country.
“There are just some things that stand the test of time / Like an old jukebox and some honky-tonk wine / Newer ain’t better buddy, that’s for sure / Son, they don’t make ’em like that no more.”
The radio-worthy hit scored a spot on Tritt’s 12th studio record, Set In Stone. The 11-piece project marks the legend’s first full-length collection in over a decade and also includes toe-tapping tracks – “Smoke In A Bar,” “Way Down In Georgia,” and “Ghost Town Nation.”
The state-of-the-art LP that embodies the seasoned song smith’s impressive vocal range and gritty country twang was produced by Dave Cobb. The icon worked alongside co-writers Adam Hood, Ashley Monroe, Channing Wilson, and more to craft his comeback collection carefully.
Following the success of his 2021 release, Tritt is heading into the new year in full force. He recently announced on Tuesday, January 4, that he will be hitting the road on his Set In Stone Tour.
To go along with his headlining tour that is set to kick off on March 11 in Orange Beach, AL – the country artist will remain on his solo acoustic trek that is also arranged to start next week, January 13, in Tennessee. The small acoustic concert will wrap up in February before his massive journey throughout the United States.
Tritt confirmed that he would be performing at venues that don’t require proof of vaccination or a negative test. Tickets are now available for purchase, HERE.
Travis Tritt’s ‘Set In Stone’ tour
March 11 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
March 12 Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium (on-sale now)
March 18 Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center (on-sale now)
March 19 Hagerstown, MD – The Maryland Theatre (on-sale now)
March 25 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
March 26 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center (on-sale now)
March 31 Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
April 1 Cape Girardeau, MO – Show Me Center
April 2 Robinsonville, MS – Gold Strike Millennium Theatre
April 9 Cocoa, FL – Cocoa Riverfront Park
April 10 Ormond Beach, FL – The Pavilion at Destination Daytona
April 14 Topeka, KS – Topeka Performing Arts Center (on-sale date – 1/14)
April 15 Wichita, KS – Century II Performing Arts Center
April 16 Springfield, MO – Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts (on-sale date – 1/14)
April 22 Dalton, GA – Dalton Convention Center (on-sale now)
April 23 Peachtree City, GA – Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
May 1 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre