Written by Jill Colucci and Travis Tritt
#1 (2 weeks)
October 26 – November 2, 1991
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
October 18, 1991
Travis Tritt tops the chart with his best single.
The Road to No. 1
Tritt’s It’s All About to Change was his most successful project at country radio and at retail. This is the second of four straight No. 1 hits from the album.
The No. 1
And it’s his best single ever.
That’s a pretty high bar to clear, and even as I write that line, I hear the pushback in my mind. “What about ‘Foolish Pride?’ ‘Sometimes She Forgets?’ ‘It’s a Great Day to Be Alive?'”
All of them are certified classics, and we’ll see one of them during this feature when we get to 1994.
But “Anymore” is the pinnacle, the best of the best. It’s as perfect a country ballad as I’ve ever heard, and despite his skill as a Southern rocker, it’s on the ballads that Tritt has always shined the brightest.
“Anymore” is exquisitely written, capturing the very moment when heartache declares victory over pride. Tritt allows the emotion to build throughout the record, confessing first in a whisper but eventually in a full-throated wail.
One of the best records of the decade.
The Road From No. 1
The “No Hats” duo teams up on Tritt’s next single, giving a Country Music Hall of Famer his only No. 1 hit.
“Anymore” gets an A.