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Strong Enough

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
On the strength of its double-caffeinated blend of hard country, southern rock, and a dollop of soul, Strong Enough seems destined for the platinum trail traveled by its predecessor, Down the Road I Go. On his latest, Travis Tritt isn't tiptoeing through a bunch of meaningless ditties about loving his truck but rather delivering some personal statements. The roiling "Country Ain't Country" would by its title seem to be another diatribe aimed at the soulless mainstream, but in fact it addresses the breakdown of values and the merciless pursuit of profits at the expense anything spiritual. "You Really Wouldn't Want Me That Way" uses a martial beat, atmospheric acoustic ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
On the strength of its double-caffeinated blend of hard country, southern rock, and a dollop of soul, Strong Enough seems destined for the platinum trail traveled by its predecessor, Down the Road I Go. On his latest, Travis Tritt isn't tiptoeing through a bunch of meaningless ditties about loving his truck but rather delivering some personal statements. The roiling "Country Ain't Country" would by its title seem to be another diatribe aimed at the soulless mainstream, but in fact it addresses the breakdown of values and the merciless pursuit of profits at the expense anything spiritual. "You Really Wouldn't Want Me That Way" uses a martial beat, atmospheric acoustic guitar filigrees, and a moaning pedal steel to advance the testimony of a man begging to be accepted for who he is rather than become anyone's "puppet on a string." At the other end of the spectrum, the beautiful, lilting strains of "I Don't Ever Want Her to Feel That Way Again" play like a country art song detailing a man's unremitting remorse over his treatment of a former lover. Tritt digs in on this one, delivering a nuanced, measured vocal that underscores once again his masterful interpretive skills. But the old boy's still got some rambunctious stuff up his sleeve, especially on the tough-as-blue-steel title cut and a ferocious album-closing rocker co-written with his buddy Marty Stuart, "I Can't Seem to Get Over You," fueled by some jangly guitars and jittery rhythms that add scintillating tension to a soaring melody line. Clearly revitalized of late, Tritt picks 'em up and lays 'em down at every turn. This is good stuff, really good stuff.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After the disappointing performance of 1998's No More Looking Over My Shoulder and his departure from Warner Bros. Records, Travis Tritt mounted a surprising comeback with his Columbia Records debut, 2000's Down the Road I Go. Strong Enough, that album's follow-up, similarly tones down the Southern rock aspect of Tritt's musical palette in favor of a more straight-ahead country sound more acceptable to country radio programmers. In the opening track, the self-written "You Can't Count Me out Yet," Tritt addresses the premature rumors of his commercial demise as well as his return to form. "Some thought I was finally gone for good," he sings, "but those doubters just got rattled/'Cause I'm back in the saddle/Doing better than a body should." If so, it's because he has gotten better at playing the Nashville game, and while the album is not devoid of up-tempo honky tonk material, notably "If You're Gonna Straighten up Brother Now's the Time," "Time to Get Crazy," and "I Can't Seem to Get Over You" each of which Tritt co-wrote, there are many sentimental ballads that look back regretfully on changing times, particularly "County Ain't Country," or treat romantic subjects. Tritt's composition "Strong Enough to Be Your Man," the album's advance single, is an affirmative answer record to Sheryl Crow's 1993 song "Strong Enough," which asked, "Are you strong enough to be my man?" Another good singles choice would be "Can't Tell Me Nothin'," and "You Really Wouldn't Want Me That Way," which also touts the singer's independence, could find a home on radio, too. The irony is that in such songs, Tritt is actually conforming to Nashville's dictates: using standard formulas or co-writing with music row pros, recording with the usual sessionmen. So far, it appears he can have it both ways.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 696998666023
  • Catalog Number: 86660
  • Sales rank: 146,709

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Travis Tritt Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Marty Stuart Electric Guitar
Eric Darken Percussion
Eddie Bayers Percussion
Mike Brignardello Bass
John Cowan Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
John Jarvis Piano, Keyboards
Mac McAnally Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow Drums
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Reggie Young Electric Guitar
Andrea Zonn Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Neil Thrasher Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Travis Tritt Producer
Victoria Russell Creative Producer
Steve Tillisch Engineer
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Producer
Bergen White String Arrangements
Chuck Ainlay Mastering
Ken Fredette Reissue Design
James LeBlanc Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Travis Tritt " Strong Enough"

    This is Travis best work yet.All the songs are great on the album.I like all the songs but the tops is "Strong Enough To Be Your man". A great song writer always writes great songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Travis Tritt RULES

    I have had this CD for a month now. Really enjoy his style. Travis really does sing form his heart. Proven that with all his music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Strong Enough" Has got to be the Best Yet

    This CD starts out just right. He's back alright and Strong Enough!!! You can really feel the emotion all through this CD. Great going Travis!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Back to Back Hits!

    Country Music Albums these days seem to lack quality songs. You get one or two hits and then... filler. Not so with Travis, whose last album contained nothing but good music. And now we have "Strong Enough" which promises to spawn many hits, and is completely packed with great songs! Watch for 'Can't tell me nothin' and 'Dosn't anyone hurt anymore' to be big hits, and buy the album to hear the other 10 strong tracks from this talented writer and performer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TRAVIS TRITT DOES IT AGAIN!!

    "Strong Enough" came out in stores in late September and it's a great follow up to "Down The Road I Go" From start to finish this album displays Travis's great talent in signing country music as well as a songwriter and a musician. The title song Travis wrote by himself and he wrote or co-wrote almost every track on the album. The album's stronger songs are "Country Ain't Country No More" a song about how times change and so do people, as well as "You Can't Count Me Out Yet" a song about his comeback, and "You Really Wouldn't Want Me That Way" a song about being yourself, and that's who Travis is. He's unique today in country music keeping his tradional roots rather than going pop like so many do. "I Can't Seem To Get Over You" co wrote with Marty Stuart is about Waylon Jennings death if I'm not mistaken. This is truly an album any fan of Travis Tritt should have. This album gets 4 stars as it is not perfect but pretty close.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    powerful

    take the time to know the music and what it says

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stong Enough for me

    Travis has once again proved why he is my absolute favorite country artist. This cd rocks and I highly recomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what i felt.

    This one word has so much heart, Enough. I couldn't get enough,his music, his style, his look. I seen him in Bluefield WVA last year. It was the best outdoor concert that I have seen . My feel on his music has touched my soul, and has made me listen to my heart. This man has heard what the writer is saying and has reached into his own heart to bring the song ` Strong Enough ' to the best emotions he has from his own soul, but this is just one country girls opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Travis proven "Strong Enough"!!!

    I have so much respect for this man... his accomplishments this time around have been phenominal. The great calibur of this album has shown Travis' great love for Country music. I really enjoyed the first listen to the album.. and after another few times grew to love it! My favorite song, "You can't count me out yet" just became my life long theme song... lyrics such as "who says I've lost too much to win" really show the drive behind Travis (who solely wrote the song) in his fight in the music industry. He's goin long and stayin "Strong"!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Instant Classic.

    It finally came out yesterday, and I must say, it's awesome. It'll no doubt be yet another platinum for Tritt! If you love his hard country rock (w/some slow stuff, too), you'll love this new one! I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Travis Tritt gets Better with AGE!!!

    I Think Strong Enough is one of the Best CDs Ever, Travis Gets Back to Country Roots with "Country Just Aint Country", And that Blue/Rock Roll Sound we love so is evident in "Time to Get Crazy"! "Strong enough to be your Man " Come right from the Heart and " You Can Count me Out Yet" comes from Travis Speaking his Mind and all this is why this CD is AWESOME!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guess I'm in the Minority

    I suppose I just expected too much after "Down the Road I Go". On the first listen, and on every listen after that, each song sounded fresh, built upon the previous one, and revealed subtlety and freshness. With "Strong Enough" however, I never got that feeling. It kind of sounds "mailed in". Of course, Travis's voice is awesome as always, but the passion is missing from the songs and the songwriting. I'm sure "Strong Enough" will be a decent single, and "Country Ain't Country" should be a better one, but for me, that was it for this CD. There are no songs here that kick like "Where Corn Don't Grow", "Put Some Drive in Your Country", "TROUBLE", "Hard Times and Misery", "Down the Road I Go", or even "Start the Car". There are no artfully crafted songs here like "Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde" or "Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof". There are no in your face songs like "I'm Gonna Be Somebody" or "Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares". Even the love songs lack the emotion of "If I Lost You" or "Tell Me I Was Dreaming". If you listen to "Strong Enough" and honestly believe anything here holds up to the above songs, well, whatever works for you. For me, I'll always be a fan, Travis has the best voice in country, but after "Down the Road I Go" with it's stylish maturity, "Strong Enough" was a major disappointment and doesn't make it for me.

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