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Rodney Atkins takes the road to new CD

Monday, August 15, 2011 – Rodney Atkins will release his new disc, "Take A Back Road," currently also his hit single, will be out on Curb on Oct. 4.

Atkins is spending most of his summer traversing the country on a non-stop touring schedule that kicked off in Nashville on June 7. He hosted and organized the first annual "Music City Gives Back" concert that closed down the streets of Lower Broadway benefitting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund entertaining thousands of fans and raising money for the ongoing need for contributions to help victims of recent natural disasters.

Atkins is currently working with Pillsbury's Biscuitfest platform that will focus on promotional opportunities in over 30,000 outlets across the U.S. coupled with Atkins' fall tour culminating with a trip to the annual CMA Awards.

"I have put a lot of time into the recording of this album and am excited to say I think it is progressive and representative of who and where I am today, " states Atkins. "We are thrilled with the reaction of Take A Back Road."

The track listing is:

1. Take A Back Road

2. He's Mine

3. Family

4. The Corner

5. She's A Girl

6. She'd Rather Fight

7. Feet

8. Cabin In The Woods

9. Just Wanna Rock N' Roll

10. Growing Up Like That

11. Tips

12. Lifetime

13.Farmer's Daughter

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Take a Back Road 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 »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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