May 6, 2007
Travis Tritt, “You Never Take Me Dancing”
Good Lord, this is good. I’ve always thought Tritt was trying too hard when he did the southern rock thing, but with age, he’s really grown into the style. This sounds like a Joe Cocker record. I don’t think he’s ever sounded so soulful. He’s taking the independence he has now and he’s running with it, a perfect example of how an artist can be completely liberated once they leave the major label world. I’m not even sure I’d classify this as a country record, but I want to hear the rest of the project, and I don’t think a lead single from a Travis Tritt project has made me feel that way since “Lord Have Mercy on the Working Man” back in the early nineties.
Listen: You Never Take Me Dancing
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