Travis Tritt debuted an energy-filled new single “Ghost Town Nation” on Friday (Sept. 25).
The single marks Tritt’s first new single over a decade and is the first off his highly-anticipated forthcoming album, produced by Dave Cobb.
“Ghost Town Nation” was co-written by Aaron Raitiere and JB Strauss. The energy-filled, guitar-driven track sends a message of making the best out of a bad situation. The song rallies for when times are tough to head to the country and focus on the simple gratifications of living life outdoors, such as the fish biting, the garden growing, the fire burning, moonshine, and more.
“Well, I tell ya one thing that we all got in common; we ain’t gotta worry when the sky starts fallin’, No need to panic when the lord comes callin’, cause it’s all just a part of the show.” The song continues, “We’ll load on up, take it out to the woods, where the fish are still biting, and the eating’s still good,” sings Tritt.
“I loved the overall groove of the song when I first heard the demo, but what really hooked me was the lyrics,” Tritt said of the new song. “At a time when so much of the country was on pandemic lockdown, I think the idea of escaping to a secluded spot in the woods was very appealing for a lot of folks. It reminded me of a “country folks can survive” theme. I personally know a lot of folks that still do this regularly.”
Earlier this year, it was announced that Tritt signed a record deal with LA-based label, Big Noise Music Group.Tritt is finishing up his new original full-length album, which is due out next year.