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Atkins is "Caught up in the Country"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Rodney Atkins is back with a new single, "Caught Up In The Country," the lead single from his forthcoming fifth studio album.

The song, goes for adds on April 23, includes vocals from the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The historic a cappella vocal group consists of students at Nashville's Fisk University.

Atkins recently collaborated with the group at the Ryman Auditorium. "Listening to the Fisk Jubilee Singers with their hand clapping and foot stomping music is really a spiritual experience," said Atkins. "When I heard 'Caught Up In The Country,' I just felt like the two things had to come together. It doesn't sound like anything I've recorded or released before and that also excites me."

Atkins has not released a CD since 2011's "Take a Back Road." Since then, he had domestic issues with his ex-wife, which made the news.

Atkins married fellow performer Rose Falcon, with whom he welcomed new baby Ryder Falcon Atkins in December, and her impact - whether lyrically, in a duet or just in spirit - is evident throughout Atkins. "I equated it to my bow and arrow moment," Atkins said. "I felt like I needed to stop, take a few steps back. Re-aim. Re-adjust. Get back on target, and to the level I wanted to operate on."

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Caught Up in the Country CD review - Caught Up in the Country
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Take a Back Road CD review - Take a Back Road
Rodney Atkins' breakthrough album, "If You're Going Through Hell," produced the top singles of both 2006 and 2007. His moment in the spotlight was brief, with his follow-up album,"It's America," being largely ignored except for the title track. From the get go on "Take a Back Road," Atkins comes across as a regular guy, not a detached superstar. There are songs about hanging out on back roads away from the hustle of daily life, getting fatherly »»»
It's America CD review - It's America
When you've recorded Billboard's number 1 country song of 2006 (If You're Going Through Hell) and 2007 (Watching You), what do you do for an encore? Rodney Atkins is here to tell us: you don't mess with the recipe. As usual, the hook-seeking guitar licks lead the pop country charge, with the occasional appearance of fiddles and banjos for seasoning. Atkins tapped into the services of an army of writers for the 11 songs, including 3 he helped write. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter – Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs. Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
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