Rodney Atkins

June 06, 2020

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Rodney Atkins

Country music superstar Rodney Atkins’s life sounds like the lyrics to a classic country song. Born to a teenage mother and put up for adoption as a baby, his medical conditions kept the Tennessee native bouncing through foster homes until he found a forever family with the Atkins. During college, the songwriter moved to Nashville where he signed with Curb Records in 1996. 13 million albums sold later, Rodney still has that laid-back, blue-collar country vibe that audiences and other musicians alike love and emulate. His most recent hit album Caught Up In The Country was released in May 2019.

About Rodney Atkins’ Caught Up In The Country:

Rodney Atkins’ fifth studio album, Caught Up in the Country (5/10/19), reveals an artist who is confident enough to know that making your best music can require patience and experimentation. While his storied career has reached such heights as being named the Top New Male Vocalist at the 2006 ACM awards and seeing his single "Watching You" become the Number One Song of the Decade according to Country Aircheck, it’s been more than seven years since Take a Back Road, his last record of new material. But Atkins knew that this time, he wanted to bring his songs further than he had ever gone before.

“I’ve never taken it lightly,” he says, “but with some of the other albums, I got to take my time for part of the album. But then when you get that first single finished, you gotta go, and you start working at a faster pace for the second half of the album. This time, I got to take that time with every song.”

The results, he believes, are the most daring collection of his career, touching on emotions and sounds which continue to expand his range—from the twangy celebration of the album’s title track (featuring the roof-raising vocals of the Fisk Jubilee Singers) to the slow-burn cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up.” And with six Number One singles, eight Top Five singles, and over 13 million units sold, Atkins sees that his track record validates his approach.

With Caught Up in the Country, one of country music’s biggest stars is starting his next chapter.

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