Rodney Atkins makes history
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Rodney Atkins makes history

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – Rodney Atkins became the first act since 2001 to land four number one singles off the same album on Billboard's country singles chart with "Cleaning This Gun" off his current CD If You're Going Through Hell."

The last person to do that was fellow Curb artist Tim McGraw.

Two of Atkins' previous number one singles were also named most played songs of the year according to Billboard and Country Aircheck - "Watching You" in 2007 and "If You're Going Through Hell" in 2006. "These are My People" was the third number one.

"I just can't believe it and am so humbled that radio and the fans have given me this shot," said Atkins. "I just want to keep working hard to make music and record songs that are worthy of this. In my wildest dreams, I never could have hoped for four number one records in a row."

Atkins currently is on the road as part of Brad Paisley's Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour.

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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. ...
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 ...
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. ...

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