Travis Tritt will celebrate Father’s Day by releasing “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” a remake of the Patty Smyth and Don Henley hit he recorded with his 15-year-old daughter, Tyler Reese. The single will be available June 16 and is featured on his new album, The Calm After…, out July 9.
“We were driving home from a wedding in Florida when the song came up on my iPod,” Travis said of how the duet came to be. “She started singing along in the backseat. When we got home I told my wife that I thought Tyler Reese could really do a great job on this. I know I sound like a biased parent, but she’s got a lot of talent and charisma. The recording speaks for itself. She really nailed it.”
The Calm After… is an updated release of his 2007 album, The Storm. Last year, Travis received ownership of the album’s masters from his former record label, which was the first step that led to the formation of his own Post Oak Recordings.
“I’ve been talking about starting my own record label for five years, and it all hinged on having those masters back in my control,” Travis said. “I feel so humbled and blessed to be where I am right now. My voice has never been stronger, I’m constantly playing and working to become a better guitar player, banjo player, vocalist and songwriter. I am honestly as excited about the creative process and performing now as I was the day I signed my first record deal.”
“Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” will also be available for free download through People Country magazine from May 24 until Father’s Day.