Adkins makes label debut
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
– Trace Adkins will release his 12th studio album and debut for a Broken Bow Records subsidiary in late March. Adkins also will tour behind the release.
"Something's Going On" drops March 31 on Wheelhouse Records. "Watered Down" is the first single.
"When I first heard 'Watered Down,' I felt an immediate connection with what I wanted to say," Adkins said. "A man comes to a point in his life where he begins to reflect on his past and what he's learned and that's what fueled this song. If you've led the kind of life I've led, at some point you have to temper your vices."
Tyler Farr, Craig Campbell and Shane McAnally had a hand in writing several songs on the 12-song disc, which was produced by Mickey Jack Cones.
The track list is:
1. "Ain't Just The Whiskey Talkin'" (Terry McBride, Brett Beavers)
2. "Jesus And Jones" (Tyler Farr, Jim McCormick, Casey Beathard)
3. "Watered Down" (Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnal
4. "Something's Going On" (Chris Cavanaugh, Mark Stephen Jones)
5. "If On
July You Were Lone
July" (Jon Coleman, Troy Johnson)
6. "Gonna Make You Miss Me" (Tommy Lee James, Matt Nolan, Andrew Dorff)
7. "I'm Gone" (Craig Campbell, Max T. Barnes)
8. "Country Boy Problems" (Tommy Lee James, Josh Osborne)
9. "Lit" (Mickey Jack Cones, Monty Criswell, Derek George)
10. "Still A Soldier" (Phil O'Donnell, Wade Kirby)
11. "Whippoorwills And Freight Trains" (Phil O'Donnell, Jeff Middleton, Brandon Kinney)
12. "Hang" (Lynn Hutton, Phil O'Donnell)
Adkins' last studio album "Love Will..." was released in 2013.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 4 - Universal Studios - Mardi Gras Celebration, Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 25 - BlueWater Resort Amphitheater, Parker, Ariz.
Mar. 23 - Keswick Theatre, Glenside, Pa.
Mar. 24 - St. George Theatre, Staten Island, N.Y.
Mar. 25 - The Paramount, Huntington, N.Y.
April 6 - Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio
April 7 - Del Lago Resort and Casino, Waterloo, N.Y.
April 8 - Palace Theatre, Greensburg, Pa.
April 9 - Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, Md.
April 21 - Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass.
April 22 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, N.H.
April 23 - State Theatre, Easton, Pa.
April 27 - Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, Orange Park, Fla.
April 28 - Anderson Music Hall, Hiawassee, Ga.
April 29 - Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Festival, Biloxi, Miss.
May 5 - Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.
May 6 - University of Arkansas, Hope, Ark.
May 18 -
Mayo PAC, Morristown, N.J.
May 19 - Salem Civic Center, Salem, Va.
May 20 - Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley, Ky.
May 21 - American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pa.
May 27 - Rhythm City Casino Resort - Event Center, Davenport, Iowa
June 30 - Welk Resort & Theater, Branson, Mo.
July 1 - Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, Okla.
July 20 - Honeywell Center, Wabash, Ind.
July 21 - CEFCU Center Stage, Peoria, Ill.
July 22 - Country Jam USA, Eau Claire, Wis.
Aug. 5 - Richland County Fair, Sidney, Mont.
Aug 18 - Brown County Fairgrounds, Aberdeen, S.D.
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