Personnel: Travis Tritt (vocals); Larry Byrom, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Jack Holder, Aaron Braun, Wendell Cox (acoustic & electric guitars); Terry Crisp, Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Reggie Young (guitar, six-string bass); Stuart Duncan, Mark O'Connor (fiddle); Jimmy Joe Ruggiere (harmonica); Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Matt Rollings (piano); Billy Livsey (harmonium, Hammond & Vox organs, Wurlitzer piano, clavinet); Mike Brignardello, Edgar Meyer (bass); Steve Turner (drums, percussion); Sam Bacco (percussion); Dennis Locorriere, John Cowan, Dana McVicker (background vocals).
Recorded at The Castle, Franklin, Tennessee and Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personnel: Travis Tritt (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr. (vocals, background vocals); Jack Holder (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Larry Byrom (guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar); Aaron Braun, Billy Joe Walker (guitar); Marty Stuart (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Wendell Cox, Reggie Young (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar, baritone guitar, box); Terry Crisp (steel guitar); B‚la Fleck (banjo); Mark O'Connor , Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Jimmy Joe Ruggiere (harmonica); Billy Livsey (piano, harmonium, Clavinet, Wurlitzer organ); Matt Rollings, Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); Steve Turner (drums, percussion); Sam Bacco (tambourine, timbales, percussion, gong); Dana McVicker, Dennis Locorriere, John Cowan (background vocals).
Travis Tritt, the personable country-rocker, has released another solid offering with his fifth album TEN FEET TALL AND BULLETPROOF. Known for his verbal run-ins with various non-traditional country artists and others, it is not surprising to hear the theme of the album in its first chorus, "Well I start to feel like Superman, then I pick a fight..." But with all the confrontation, Travis continues to prove himself musically, and his fans stay true to his neo-traditional country rock.
The ballad "Foolish Pride," written by Travis, is an outstanding piece of songwriting. Had this been recorded by someone without such a Southern twang, this would have hit the top of the pop charts. The emotional vocal, lamenting steel, and dramatic drum flourishes add up to a perfect country ballad.
"Outlaws Like Us," sung with Hank Williams, Jr. and Waylon Jennings, sums up Travis' musical style, when he wails "I was born a country singer...but I love to rock and roll...rhythm and blues is in my blood..."
This album has it all: killer ballads and uptempo, good-time rockers, all drowned in thick country gravy.
Rolling Stone (12/1/94, p.124) - 3.5 Stars - Good - "...hews closer to country....A monster writer as well as singer...rightfully stakes his claim to his own place in the country pantheon...manifests so mightily country's time honored-traits of character and credibility..."