Set In Stone is the newest Travis Tritt album, released on May 7th. You probably recognize Tritt from his classic song “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” as well as many other hits from the 90s. He is back with his first full-length album to come out in over 10 years.
In this album, Tritt gets back to his simple, clean, country roots. The lyrics are easy to learn and the melodies make you want to sing along. The project features more ballads than most albums (6 by my count, out of 11 total songs), but they’re offset with high tempo jams that in a way that makes the album easy to listen to. In fact, the organization of the songs in this album is probably the strongest attribute of the album.
The higher tempo songs are reminiscent of the early 2000s country that we all grew up on. There’s little to no pop influence, but the songs are still fun and make you want to dance. There are some slight rock and roll influences, but this is still very much a country album.
The ballads can be sad, but the album is definitely worth the listen, especially if you have a long drive (or a not-so-long drive; the entire album clocks in at just over 40 minutes). Of the 11 songs, Tritt co-wrote 8, so you really know that you’re hearing not only his voice but his words in this album.
A true standout is “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That No More,” a beautiful metaphor about how the two most important things in any country man’s life are his woman and his truck. It’s a fun, upbeat song that you can easily dance to at your favorite honky-tonk dive bar.
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