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Atkins is "Caught up in the Country"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Rodney Atkins is back with a new single, "Caught Up In The Country," the lead single from his forthcoming fifth studio album.

The song, goes for adds on April 23, includes vocals from the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The historic a cappella vocal group consists of students at Nashville's Fisk University.

Atkins recently collaborated with the group at the Ryman Auditorium. "Listening to the Fisk Jubilee Singers with their hand clapping and foot stomping music is really a spiritual experience," said Atkins. "When I heard 'Caught Up In The Country,' I just felt like the two things had to come together. It doesn't sound like anything I've recorded or released before and that also excites me."

Atkins has not released a CD since 2011's "Take a Back Road." Since then, he had domestic issues with his ex-wife, which made the news.

Atkins married fellow performer Rose Falcon, with whom he welcomed new baby Ryder Falcon Atkins in December, and her impact - whether lyrically, in a duet or just in spirit - is evident throughout Atkins. "I equated it to my bow and arrow moment," Atkins said. "I felt like I needed to stop, take a few steps back. Re-aim. Re-adjust. Get back on target, and to the level I wanted to operate on."

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It's America 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. »»»
If You're Going Through Hell CD review - If You're Going Through Hell
You know, kids, believe it or not, back in the day, country singers didn't have to sing about how country they were. When they opened their mouths and sang - even if they were singing about being chairman of General Motors and living in the big city - you knew it was a country song. But nowadays when country and pop rock are all but indistinguishable, artists have to waste a lot of valuable time establishing their country credibility. Take Rodney Atkins for instance. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: No lead singer? No problem for The Earls of Leicester – The Earls of Leicester have been in a bind that could have caused other bands to cancel the show. The bluegrass band's lead singer Shawn Camp has suffered from laryngitis for 11 days. What to do? Put the vocals on the cords mainly of acoustic guitarist Jeff White and to a lesser extent Dobro player supreme Jerry Douglas.... »»»
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