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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