Travis Tritt performs “Country Club” Live On Grand Ole Opry.

The song It reached number # 9 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs, remaining in the charts a total of 26 weeks. In the Canada Country Tracks charts, I reach number # 22.

YouTube Travis Tritt Fan Channel
YouTube Travis Tritt Fan Channel

Country Club:

Country Club, a song written by Catesby Jones and Dennis Lord, was recorded by Travis Tritt for the Warner label, recorded in mid-1989, at Omnisound Recording Studio, 1806 Division Street, Nashville, TN, at the recording session, Travis was accompanied by: Mike Brignardello (bass guitar), Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar), Terry Crisp (steel guitar), Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar), Dennis Locorriere (background vocals),
Dana McVicker (background vocals), Mark O’Connor (fiddle), Mike Rojas (piano), Jim “Jimmy Joe” Ruggiere (harmonica), Steve Turner (drums), and with the production of Gregg Brown, the song was released on August 7, 1989. It reached number # 9 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs, on December 2, 1989, remaining in the charts a total of 26 weeks. In the Canada Country Tracks charts, I reach number # 22.

Album cover TravisTritt ( Warner 1990 )
Album cover TravisTritt ( Warner 1990 )

The song was included in Travis’s debut album, Country Club (Warner 1990), the album was released on February 22, 1990, on May 19, 1990, reached # 3 on the US Top Country Albums charts, and it remained a total of 159 weeks in the charts. The album was certified double platinum in the USA and gold in Canada. The album was released in the formats: LP, CD and cassette.



About the song:

If it wasn’t for a snooty country club in Kansas City, Travis Tritt wouldn’t have scored his first hit single. Dennis Lord never got over the way he and his bandmates were treated during a gig at that club, so years later, when he was driving by Belle Meade Country Club, these lyrics popped into his head: “I’m a member of a country club / Country music is what I love. ”
I’ve brought the idea to co-writer Catesby Jones, and after a few months and several rewrites, a country hit came to life. Lord told the story of “Country Club” to Bart Herbison of Nashville Songwriters Association International.





Travis Tritt – Country Club Lyrics

I took a double take out on the interstate
When I saw her makin’ eyes at me
So I followed her down to clubhouse drive
Past the pool & the 18th green
& In the parkin’ lot…I said it’s mighty hot
Maybe I could buy you a beer
She said I’m glad you asked…but I’ll have to pass
Cause only members are allowed in here…and I said

[Chorus:]
Well I’m a member of a country club
Country music is what I love
I drive an old Ford pick-up truck
I do my drink-in from a dixie cup
Yea I’m a bona-fide dancin’ fool
I shoot a mighty mean game of pool
At any honky-tonk or roadside pub
I’m a member of a country club

You look so invitin’…thought it might be excitin’
For a woman with a limousine
To go bouncin around…in a beat up truck
With a man…in wore out jeans
It’s five o’clock before Friday night
Here’s where the fun begins
So don’t worry ’bout your reputation
Cause you can tell all your friends

[Chorus 2x]

Single Travis Tritt ( Warner 1989 )
Single Travis Tritt ( Warner 1989 )

Miquel Batlle
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