In Honor of Travis Tritt’s 54th Birthday Today, We’re Throwing It Back to a Video Breakdown of the Greatest Song About Pocket Change in Country Music History

In Honor of Travis Tritt’s 54th Birthday Today, We’re Throwing It Back to a Video Breakdown of the Greatest Song About Pocket Change in Country Music History

Happy 54th birthday to the man, the myth, the legend . . . Travis Tritt. The double-Grammy winner was born in Marietta, Ga., on Feb. 9, 1963. In honor of Travis’ b-day, we’re throwing it back to a video breakdown of “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares).”

Today’s installment features the video to Travis’ 1991 Billboard No. 2 hit, “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),” complete with timely notes to help you further appreciate the nuances of Travis’ irresistible manliness.

Let’s get started.

“Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)”


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This is our first clear look at Travis, with his beautiful mane of hair bobbing in the breeze as he exits his bus. Notice Travis’s casual bus attire: Harley-Davidson wolf t-shirt, skintight jeans and a belt with triple conchos. Classy. You’ll also notice Travis has something in his left hand.

Yeah, it’s a quarter . . . because he can’t fit it in the pocket of his skintight jeans.


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A slight continuity problem as Travis’ truck keys magically appear in hand. There’s no way he got those out of his pocket. Nonetheless, we move on.


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We get a close-up of Travis’ love interest, who, for some reason, “wants to come back” to him.

SIDEBAR The actress playing the love interest, Leighanne Wallace, later married Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys.


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Unmoved by his former lover’s plea, Travis flips her a quarter, because in 1991, that’s how much it cost to use a pay phone.

Nowadays, the song would be titled, “Here’s a Cell Phone (Call Someone Who Cares).”


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Now we cut to a live performance shot of Travis singing “Here’s a Quarter.” Travis has decided to sport a puffy pirate shirt and black vest for this showcase, and man, does he pull it off in style.


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We get our first glimpse of Travis’ girl having a “sordid affair.”

It’s hurts, Travis, it hurts.

She also cats around at 1:04, 1:28, 1:31, 1:37, 1:57 and 2:21.


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Cut to Travis in a diner reading a newspaper. The headline: “Donald Gives Ivanna a QUARTER of a Billion.” The “Donald,” of course, is Donald Trump.

This eerie precursor to the present day is our first hint that Travis may, in fact, be Nostradamus.


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Travis breaks the fourth wall by making eye contact with the camera. He’s allowed to do this because he’s a badass.


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Cut to a yard sale with Travis donning a Hawaiian shirt, white pants and sunglasses. Being a cuckold never looked so comfortable.


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We’re back to Travis’ live performance of the song, and now he’s flipping a quarter behind his back and catching it. Impressive on all accounts.


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Back at the yard sale, Travis’s ex drives by in a convertible. It was ’91, so convertibles were super-cool. We’re lucky it wasn’t a three-wheeled ATV. Travis lowers his shades to show her exactly what’s she lost, seemingly saying, “This guy, right here.”


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Still at the yard sale, a kid with an ice cream cone gives the trampy woman a quarter for a stuffed bunny. This pleases Travis, very much, as evidenced by what we imagine to be a very guttural laugh.


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Through the magic of 1991 cinematography, a quarter—which, I forgot to mention, was flying mid-air throughout the video after Travis flipped it at the :26 mark—lands in the pay phone slot.

Bull’s-eye, baby.


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Travis gets in his truck and leaves. End scene. End awesomeness.

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