Atkins makes return visit to Kimmel
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
– Rodney Atkins will return to the ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 1midnight eastern.
Take A Back Road in celebration of its RIAA Platinum Single Certification having surpassed the 1 million mark in digital sales. Atkins also will sing his new single, He's Mine.
"The last time I was on the show, Guillermo [Rodriguez] and I performed a little skit - or I guess song, if you can call it that - honoring our active and former military on Veterans Day," said Atkins, "so I'm looking forward to seeing him again as well as performing on the show."
Atkins begins his year of touring this February with a stop in Verona, N.Y. His tour has him stretching the country from upstate New York to south Mississippi and western Oregon, including a USO visit with our troops.
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