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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
Careers don't see as many twists and potholes as the one Rodney Atkins has going - it took him six years between his first charted single just to release an album. While that did modestly well, it was 2006's "If You're Going Through Hell" that really put a crater on the charts: two consecutive singles for a total of eight weeks at number one and a platinum record. The next two recordings came in quick succession with big lead singles, but slow album sales. »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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