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Take a Back Road

Take A Back Road This Nashville journeyman can lay on the aw-shucks shtick pretty thick in Take a Back Road: On ''Lifelines,'' he sits down to Sunday...Take A Back RoadCountry This Nashville journeyman can lay on the aw-shucks shtick pretty thick in Take a Back Road: On ''Lifelines,'' he sits down to Sunday...2011-10-04
Rodney Atkins, Take A Back Road | COUNTRY 'ROAD' Listeners on any street, anywhere will appreciate Atkins' aw-shucks demeanor

COUNTRY 'ROAD' Listeners on any street, anywhere will appreciate Atkins' aw-shucks demeanor

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Take A Back Road

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Rodney Atkins; Status: In Season; Music Label: Curb

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

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