Trace Adkins released a new song "Mind On Fishin,'" accompanied by a music video starring T. Graham Brown.
"As a man who still likes to fish about every evening, 'Mind On Fishin' is very relatable to me," Adkins said. "The song, co-written by one of my favorite writers, Wynn Varble, along with Aaron Raitiere, humorously tells the story of a struggle we have all faced a time or two."
"'Mind On Fishin'" was one of the first tracks Adkins and his team played me after he signed with Verge," said Mickey Jack Cones, president and COO of Verge. "I've loved it since the first listen. It's an honest, feel good, uptempo, positive song, which are usually the ingredients of a potential hit. Not to mention, the song is fitting for the times since we're unable to congregate in church due to social distancing."
"I'd rather be on a lake with my mind on God
In the middle of his creation
In an old john boat with my Zebco rod
For some private conversation
There might be a few people talking bad about me
When they see that I'm a missin'
But I'd rather be on a lake with my mind on God
Than in church with my mind on fishin'"
Adkins' first single from the upcoming EP was "Better Off."
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