Song:The Whiskey Ain't Workin'
Album:The Very Best Of Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt was one of the biggest country music stars of the early 90s. He had five number one country hits. The Whiskey Ain't Working reached #2 and was from his biggest selling album It's All About To Change. He was born Feb. 9, 1963 in Marietta, GA. He sang in church as a child and taught himself to play guitar. After he graduated from high school, Tritt worked for an air conditioning company while playing clubs at night. His dad didn't think he would be successful in music and his mom wanted him to sing Christian music. Tritt quit his day job and worked on demos with Warner Bros. exec Danny Davenport. He signed with Warners in 1987. His deal was three singles would be released. If one of them was a hit, Tritt would get to record a full album. His first single Country Club reached #9 on the Country Singles chart in 1989. And then his second single Help Me Hold On was Tritt's first number one country hit. The 1991 album It's All About To Change was his breakthrough album. It was certified 3XPlatinum and had four top five hits including the number one hit Anymore. The Whiskey Ain't Workin' reached #2. Marty Stuart wrote the song with Ronny Scaife. He offered it to Tritt backstage at the CMA Awards show. Tritt's producer Gregg Brown suggested they record it together. They won a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. Ronny Scaife started out in the 70s with the band Shylo and he was in country star Charly McClain's band in the 80s. And he was a session guitarist and songwriter for hire. Scaife died in 2010. Tritt and Stuart toured together and continue to work together. Tritt's success continued but he started to fade in the late 90s. He left Warner Bros. for Columbia for the 2000 CD Down The Road I Go. That album did well but when his next two CDs didn't perform well, he left Columbia in 2005. You can get all his Warners hits on this Rhino budget comp. His latest CD The Calm After... was released by Post Oak Records July 2013. He is currently touring but obviously his big success is behind him. Here's the video for The Whiskey Ain't Workin' by Travis Tritt featuring Marty Stuart.