Five of Travis Tritt’s Greatest Hits

Travis Tritt turns 59 today, after over 30 years in the country music industry. Ever since his first single, “Country Club,” released in 1989, Tritt has been one of the long-standing pillars of the country music world and continues to produce songs and albums to this day, including his newest album, Set in Stone, which was released in 2021. An acoustic version of the record was just released in January 2022. In honor of the country star’s birthday, here are five of Travis Tritt’s greatest hits:

1. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” (2000)

While Travis Tritt was not the first artist to record “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” his version of the song helped dramatically in popularizing the song. With over 135 million listens on Spotify, it has become a national country staple in the past 20 years. The song was first recorded by Jon Randall in the 1990s, and then later by The Sky Kings before Tritt. Now, it remains one of Travis Tritt’s most listened-to songs.

2. “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” (1992)

This groovy hit is featured on Tritt’s album of the same name in 1992. The album gained quick success as the singer’s third studio album, released by Warner Bros. Records. It sold over two million copies and was two-time certified platinum by the RIAA. The song was originally recorded in 1975 by Elvis Presley before being recorded by Travis Tritt 17 years later when it rose to the number 13 spot on the charts in the US.

3. Take it Easy (1994)

This rendition of the song, originally recorded by Eagles, was released in 1994 on the album Common Thread: The Song of the Eagles. Despite being a cover, Tritt’s version is one of the most well-known takes on the song, with a remastered version completed in 2006 with over 24 million listens on Spotify and continues to demonstrate Tritt’s easy-going nature that he brings to all of his songs.

4. “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” (1991)

One of the singer’s most iconic albums, released in 1991, It’s All About to Change, features one of Tritt’s most notable songs. This largely experimental tune helped shape Tritt’s voice and solidified him as a country singer who has a full arsenal of musical abilities. The song reached number two on the Billboard chart and is still celebrated today as one of the artist’s most famous songs.

5. “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” (1990)

Appearing on the LP Country Club, this slower song showcases Tritt’s range and ability to take on any tone. With lyrics speaking to anyone who has ever gone through hardship, this track has become the blueprint for many other country songs of a similar style. The song became widely popular in the United States and Canada, reaching number two and number one in those countries on the Billboard charts respectively.

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