Travis Tritt Performs ‘Smoke In a Bar’ at the Grand Ole Opry: WATCH

Travis Tritt returned to the Grand Ole Opry to perform a few songs over the weekend, including his new single, “Smoke In a Bar.” The song was written by Tim Montana, Jeremy Bussey and Derek George.

“I do have a brand-new album coming out, called Set in Stone, in May. May 7. But next weekend, March 5th, I’ve got my new single coming out off of that album, and it’s a song that kind of talks about nostalgia. It’s called ‘Smoke In a Bar.'”

Montana also co-wrote all five songs on his own recently-released Cars on Blocks EP, including the title track, which he wrote with Bussey, George, Monty Criswell and Frank Rodgers. For Montana, his rural upbringing in Montana is at least partly what inspired him to write great songs.

“I didn’t have many friends when I was growing up,” Montana recalled to Everything Nash. “I didn’t go hang out with kids. I don’t think I went on a date until later in high school, and I didn’t even have girlfriends to talk to on the phone. So I spent a lot of time alone and I spent a lot of time playing by myself.  I’d make up characters in the woods with my little stick guns. And then I just started writing songs in my head, because there was nobody around … And I think that taught me how to paint pictures of different things with my lyrics.”

Tritt begins his performance of “Smoke In a Bar” at the 5:20 mark in the video above. Set in Stone will be released on May 7, and is currently available for pre-order here.