Country Music Veteran Trace Adkins Releases Twelfth Studio Album, Something’s Going On
In a time where much of modern country music feels and sounds alike, it’s always refreshing to hear from a familiar voice that stands out amongst the rest. Country music veteran, Trace Adkins prepares to release his twelfth studio album, Something’s Going On, on Friday, March 31st.
Something’s Going On features twelve brand new tracks from the pens of some of today’s most sought after Nashville songwriters. In fact, you’ll probably recognize a few of them: Terry McBride of McBride & The Ride, Craig Campbell, Tyler Farr, Casey Beathard, Shane McAnally, Chris Cavanaugh amongst others all have a hand in this new material.
While it can be argued that the best songs always come when the artist has a hand in the writing themselves, Trace Adkins is a special case. With his instantly recognizable bass-baritone singing voice, anything that he records becomes his. Something’s Going On is no different.
Three songs from the new album have already been released as radio singles with “Jesus And Jones” and “Lit” debuting throughout 2016 and “Watered Down” just hitting airwaves over the last month. Adkins has struggled to reach the Top 10 since “Just Fishin'” in 2011 and unfortunately, the first two singles didn’t break that pattern. I truly hope that “Watered Down” can finds its audience and get Trace back to where he belongs on the country music charts.
Upon first listen, I tend to lean more towards the back half of Something’s Going On, but overall, the record is a solid release from Adkins. While it’s far from traditional country, I think that “Country Boy Problems” has to make its way to radio come this summer. Sure it feels a little like the typical “list” songs about what makes one “country,” but this is classic Trace and could very well be the tailgating favorite that deservingly climbs Adkins up the charts once again. “Whippoorwills And Freight Trains” also comes highly recommended.
Something’s Going On hits stores and digital outlets on Friday, March 31st. Visit Amazon below to pre-order your copy, today!
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