This Nashville journeyman can lay on the aw-shucks shtick pretty thick in Take a Back Road: On ”Lifelines,” he sits down to Sunday dinner at ? Mama’s house and tells her he’s feeling good — ”almost as good as your gravy.” (No wonder Cracker Barrel released his best-of last year.) At his most relaxed, though — as on ”Growing Up Like That” or the hit title track — Atkins makes for a first-rate correspondent from Anytown, USA. Home is where his heart is. B
COUNTRY 'ROAD' Listeners on any street, anywhere will appreciate Atkins' aw-shucks demeanor
Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Rodney Atkins; Status: In Season; Music Label: Curb
Posted October 4 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT
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