Rodney Atkins finally plans new CD release
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Rodney Atkins finally plans new CD release

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 – With four number one singles under his belt from "If You're Going Through Hell," Rodney Atkins will move onto a new CD. "It's America" comes out March 31 on Curb, his third release for the label.

The title track and first single is a patriotic song he first shared with audiences on the 2008 CMA Awards and later for President George W. Bush on his return home to Midland, Texas after the November election.

"I try to sing songs with an honest view of ourselves, of myself, of the struggle, of the laughter," he said. "It's about being human."

"With this record, I knew I wanted to keep making songs that folks can sing along with and laugh at and pump their fists to," he said. "Sometimes it is the simple things in this great country that really make me appreciate it. When we share this sense of pride through music, you become friends with everybody listening. It's an honor to go out there and represent the everyday man, and to represent country music and what it's all about."

Atkins' career blew wide open with his last release. He had huge hits with If You're Going Through Hell [Before the Devil Even Knows] in 2006 and Watching You in 2007.


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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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