Emotional Country Music Trilogy by Travis Tritt – Three Music Videos Telling A Compelling Story in Mini Movie Format
Three Travis Tritt Hit Songs, Each a Sequel to the Other – Telling a Story Like a Movie
If you listened to Country Music in the 1990’s, then you’re already familiar with the trilogy of videos that tell the story of a Veteran, named Mac Singleton. If you haven’t watched the videos or heard these songs, you’re in for a treat as they’re masterful ballads with distinctive gut wrenching messages in each of them. The video featured below plays all three songs in order; Anymore, Tell Me I Was Dreaming, and If I Lost You. I’ve also included a video of Travis Tritt singing ‘Anymore’ Live; it’s spectacular.
The First Song of the Trilogy; ‘Anymore’
‘Anymore’ is the first chapter about the story of Mac and Annie Singleton. Mac, a war veteran returns home to a veterans hospital and during his rehabilitation, has a difficult time accepting that he’ll never walk again..so much so, that he’s unable to respond to Annie’s letters. Eventually his friend Al, who’s his friend throughout all the videos, convinces him that he cannot do this thing called ‘life’ on his own. As the song ends, Mac eventually wins the battle with mind and self, and decides he’s ready to go home and begin anew with Annie.
The Second Song; ‘Tell Me I Was Dreaming’
The song begins with Mac and Annie living a happy life with their first baby on the way. Just when things seem perfect, Annie has a terrible fall on their boat dock. Mac, understandably panicked, rushes over and begs for Annie’s life. At the hospital the doctor tells Mac he has a beautiful little girl, but they couldn’t save his wife. I have to say, the first time I watched this video, I found it very upsetting…it’s hard to wrap your mind around the heartache Mac’s been asked to endure through his life. The song ends with the conflicting feelings of joy for his newborn baby girl, who he names Annie, and terrible sadness knowing he’ll have to face the rest of his life without his wife, and Annie without a mother.
The Third Song; ‘If I Lost You’
In terms of mood and lyric, ‘If I Lost You’ will send shivers up your spine. This song goes deep into the soul of any man expressing his undying and never ending love for a child. Of course there’s a double message in this video; the thought of losing his daughter the way he lost his wife. The story in this video takes place on Annie’s birthday, when Annie is a little girl; Mac always brings her to the spot her mommy was buried – As you’ve probably figured out, it’s a birthday and a death day. Little Annie asks her daddy at the end, ‘Daddy, why do you always bring me here on my birthday’..and Daddy answers, ‘well it’s kind of a special day for mommy too’.
All Three Songs are On Different Album Releases
The trilogy itself is a compelling way to feature country music. It takes story telling to it’s natural next level. However, having these songs created for three separate albums is artistically smart! You’ll find the first song, ‘Anymore’ on his album, ‘It’s All About to Change’ (it was released as the second single in 1991); Tell Me I Was Dreaming was released on his album, ‘Ten Feet and Bulletproof’ as the fourth single in 1995; and finally, ‘If I Lost You’ was released as a single on his 1998 Album, ‘No More Looking Over My Shoulder’.
About Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt, born James Travis Tritt, is a country music institution – His staying power in the music industry is proof of that. His accolades include numerous nominations and winnings over the years, including two Grammy Awards, one in 1992 and the other in 1999. You’ll still find Mr. Travis Tritt touring and filling up venues with very dedicated fans. Find more about Travis Tritt on his Website, Twitter and Facbook.
Watch the Entire Trilogy Here – A Wonderful Mini Movie
Here are the Other Two Albums You’ll Find the Trilogy of Songs on – You’ll Find ‘If I Lost You’ on No More Looking Over My Shoulder, ‘Tell Me I was Dreaming’ on Ten Feet Tall and Bullet Proof, ‘Anymore’ is featured on the above Album, ‘It’s All About to Change’.