Yall ! Ol Skydog and
Sherri here. First off, let us
(wholl be writin in straight-up letters) : Im
basically an old 70's Southern rocker who just never really
understood the disco and 80's music era and aint too sure
about the 90's. But, Im a little encouraged by the last
few years. Maybe Southern Rock isnt dead...its just
been sleepin off a good buzz for the last couple of
decades ! Some of the old guys are making some pretty
damn good music these days...and the youngsters aint
bad, either...and thats my story, and Im stickin to
be writin in crooked letters) :Im Sherri, his better
and definitely prettier half, a.k.a., wife. I actually like
80's and dance music ! And Im NOT OPINIONATED...and thats
my story, and Im stickin to it, too !!!
now to Brother Travis.
His new CD, titled Strong
Enough, is a
perfect example of why Travis has had the staying power over
the years, while so many other flash in the pans are
back home washin dishes at the local greasy spoon. Hes
got the rowdy, rebel songs, for us good ol boys...and the
sensitive stuff for the ladies. Watch it, boy...us ladies
love outlaws, too. Whoa now, I meant that in a good way!
Travis wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on the CD and it
has the sound of a satisfied man. Hes got a cool wife, a
good record company, and he aint too old to still kick
out the jams when the spirit hits him. See what a good womanll
do for you! But Skydogs right (for once). Travis writes
from his heart on this one !
Travis kicks this one off with one of his trademark
attitude songs. You
Cant Count Me Out Yet
is his answer to the wheres ol Travis ?
questions. I think he pretty well puts his critics in their
places. Yep, ol Travis aint lost his rebel streak,
thank God! He keeps the rebel thing goin in the next one,
too. Cant Tell
Me Nothing is a
little more laid back, but the attitudes still there.
Enough To Be Your Man,
the title track and single, is up next. Nows the time
Travis shows the other side of him. Another Tritt original,
this is a heart-stinger. Hey, Skydog again...this is the
sensitive stuff I was talking about. The ladies will love it
and the dance floors will fill up in the clubs...but I still
like the Travis on the next two. Country
ought to be the next theme for Farm-Aid...are you listenin
Willie ? This is some powerful American music, enough said.
If Youre Gonna
Straighten Up is
one of those been there, done that songs...do I get
the feeling this songs written from personal experience ?
The next few songs sorta slip into a love groove...Doesnt
Anyone Hurt Anymore,You
Really Wouldnt Want Me That Way,and
I Dont Ever Want
Her To Feel That Way Again
Hey whats up with the that way thing?? Time To
Get Crazy get things goin again and reminds everybody
(and Travis, too) that its fine to be nice, but sometimes
the devil just makes you do it ! Works both ways, darlin!
This ones a barn burner. Cant wait to hear Travis
throw down on it live !
Now Ive Seen It
All and God
Must Be a Woman are
back in the love groove. I was sorta hoping for a rowdy
womans song with God Must Be A Woman but its
actually a really touching song. Man, I figured God Must
Be A Woman was gonna be a somebodys got PMS and Im
in the line of fire tune when I first read the title.
Pretty song, and Travis sings it with conviction, but what
would ol Duane Allman think? Dont go too soft on me,
Seem To Get Over You
rounds out the show. This ones written by Travis and
Marty Stuart. I hear these two closed down a few clubs in
their day ! I Cant Seem To Get Over You seems
strangly haunted to me, but its got a certain drive to
it. They must have been doin tequila that night! Be nice,
now...this is a beautiful song.
Well, lets sum this thing up. Strong Enough
gets a passin grade from ol Skydog. I still like him
best when hes jammin with the Skynyrd boys or Charlie
Daniels, but he truly puts a lot of heart and soul into this
CD. When he rocks, he rocks...and when he turns it down, he
maintains the credibility.
agree wholeheartedly...this CD is done by a happy man. I
told you all it takes is a good woman !!
& Sherri signin