Remember When Travis Tritt Released ‘Help Me Hold On?’

On this day in 1990, Travis Tritt released his breakout hit, “Help Me Hold On.”  The heartwrenching ballad was co-written…

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 8, 2022

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Travis Tritt, Help Me Hold On

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” 

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“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.

Travis Tritt, Help Me Hold On
Travis Tritt, Help Me Hold On

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.  

Travis Tritt; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Travis Tritt; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

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. 

Fans can catch Travis Tritt on the road. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.