On this day in 1990, Travis Tritt released his breakout hit, “Help Me Hold On.”
The heartwrenching ballad was co-written by Tritt alongside Pat Terry.
It tells the story of a relationship on the brink of ending. Throughout the song, Tritt recognizes his mistakes and begs his lover to stop packing her bags and give their love another chance.
“Help Me Hold On”
“Help me hold on to what we had/Once our love was strong, it can be again/ You said it takes two to make love last/ You were right all along, so help me hold on,” he sings on the chorus.
Even though the song was written and recorded more than 30 years ago, it continues to resonate with fans through its relatable subject matter.
“Help Me Hold On” was released as the second single from the Georgia native’s debut album, Country Club.
The song helped put Tritt on the map as it climbed all the way to No.1 in both the United States and Canada, marking his very first chart-topping single.
The hits didn’t stop there. Tritt went on to release 20 Top 10 hits, including “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride,” “Best of Intentions,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter,” “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” and more.
He now has more than 30 million in career album sales, two GRAMMYs, four CMA Awards and a Billboard Music Award. Tritt is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
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