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Adkins does it "The Way I Wanna Go"

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – Trace Adkins returns "The Way I Wanna Go," on Aug. 27.

Adkins released a new song, "Where The Country Girls At," featuring Luke Bryan and Pitbull.

Adkins' 13th album will be released on Verge Records.

"I don't know where my place is gonna be when the history of what I did is written," Adkins said. "But 90 percent of the time, I said what I wanted to say and stuck to my guns and did what I wanted to do. And, this album is as good as anything I've ever done."

Produced by Mickey Jack Cones and Derek George, the disc features 25 songs to celebrate the silver anniversary of the release of Adkins' debut, "Dreamin' Out Loud." Melissa Etheridge, Keb' Mo' and Stevie Wonder on harmonica, and Snoop Dogg all help out.

"I am at the top of my game right now as far as my craft goes," he said. "I'm better at this than I've ever been in my life."

"I've got to the point I think in my career where it's all up to me now," Adkins said. "I can do whatever I want to do, and that's a beautiful place to be. I love where I'm at, I really do. I've had the perfect career, and I'm right where I want to be."

The track list is:
"Where I Am Today" (Mark Holman/ Rhett Akins/ Dallas Davidson/ Ben Hayslip)
"Heartbreak Song" (Greg Crowe/ Johnny Garcia/ Adam Wood)
"Where The Country Girls At (featuring Luke Bryan and Pitbull)" (Monty Criswell/ Derek George/ Michael White)
"Cadillac'n" (Kendell Marvel/ Dan Auerbach/ Paul Overstreet)
"Finding My Groove" (Dan Smalley/ Casey Beathard/ Houston Phillips)
"Cowboy Boots and Jeans" (Jim Beavers/ Lindsay Rimes/ Jonathan Singleton)
"Live It Lonely" (Kelsey Hart/ Kyle Schlienger)
"Love Walks Through The Rain (featuring Melissa Etheridge)" (Mickey Jack Cones/ Marla Cannon-Goodman/ Kelly Archer)
"Honey Child" (Monty Criswell/ Robert Counts/ Jimmy Ritchey)
"It's A Good Thing I Don't Drink" (Kerry Kurt Phillips/ Jamie Teachenor – produced by Mickey Jack Cones/ Kenny Beard)
"Jesus Was A Hippie" (Monty Criswell/ Randy Montana)
"Memory to Memphis (featuring Keb' Mo' & Stevie Wonder on harmonica)" (Monty Criswell/ Derek George/ Curt Chambers)
"You're Mine" (Mickey Jack Cones/ Steven Dale Jones)
"The Way I Wanna Go" (Barry Dean/ Troy Verges/ TJ Osborne/ John Osborne – produced by Jon Coleman)
"It All Adds Up To Us" (Trace Adkins/ Kenny Beard/ Matt Nolan)
"If I Was A Woman (featuring Blake Shelton)" (Trace Adkins/ Sherrié Austin/ Jeff Bates/ Kenny Beard – produced by Mickey Jack Cones/ Kenny Beard)
"Got It Down" (Craig Wiseman/ Brandon Kinney)
"Careful Girl" (Monty Criswell/ Tony Lane/ Brice Long
"Empty Chair" (Lance Miller/ David Frasier/ Lonnie Fowler)
"Cowboy Up" (John Pierce/ Tony Lane/ Jordan Walker)
"Somewhere In America" (Jon Nite/ Hunter Phelps/ Michael Hardy/ Zach Crowell)
"So Do The Neighbors (featuring Snoop Dogg)" (Monty Criswell/ Derek George/ Shane Minor/ Calvin Broadus)
"I Should Let You Go" (Monty Criswell/ Tim Mensy)
"Low Note" (Monty Criswell/ Derek George/ Michael White)
"Welcome To" (Craig Wiseman/ Jacob Rice/ James McCormick)

Adkins has already shared early tracks like "Empty Chair" and "Heartbreak Song.

Adkins is back on the road and will resume touring with Shelton on the Friends & Heroes Tour 2021 on Aug. 18.


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