American Man: Greatest Hits, Vol. II

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
After the complete crash-through success of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, a second Greatest Hits volume by Trace Adkins was a shoe-in. When was always a question, but on the tail of the release of his first book, Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was issued on November 13, 2007, it became necessary -- evidence for this is that his eighth studio album, "American Man," was temporarily shelved to release this second greatest hits with three new tracks, including the single "I've Got My Game On" which was the lead-off for the "American Man" record. That's not meant to sound cynical, it's simply marketing in the 21st century: everything has...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
After the complete crash-through success of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, a second Greatest Hits volume by Trace Adkins was a shoe-in. When was always a question, but on the tail of the release of his first book, Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was issued on November 13, 2007, it became necessary -- evidence for this is that his eighth studio album, "American Man," was temporarily shelved to release this second greatest hits with three new tracks, including the single "I've Got My Game On" which was the lead-off for the "American Man" record. That's not meant to sound cynical, it's simply marketing in the 21st century: everything has to have a tie in. If Celine Dion were doing this -- again -- nobody would bat an eye. Musically, the new material is similar to what he's been releasing since the beginning, but Adkins' confidence has given him a greater consistency and refinement of what it is he does so well and he hones in on it. Rockers with a semi-funky backbeat are plentiful on tunes like "Ladies Love Country Boys," "Chrome," "Rough & Ready," and "Hot Mama." Adkins is in his element with the rowdy style of contemporary country but he also has a sensitive side, as evidenced on one of the new songs, "You're Gonna Miss This," the deeply moving "Arlington," and "I Came Here to Live." The other new track here is the title cut for "American Man," giving listeners an additional sneak listen. Adkins is well rounded as a recording artist; his career has risen steadily over the last decade, and as evidenced by his regular rotation on radio, his near ubiquitous appearances on the aforementioned video channels, and his concert receipts show he is also a monster of a box office draw. Fans are gonna want this, even if they already have most of it, for the three new tracks. For those who don't know Adkins but are attracted to the big, rollicking guitars, the fist-pumping, anthemic, arena sounding drums, and the tales of patriotism and the All-American Wildman back to basics contemporary country-rock, this is for you, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2007
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094637692721
  • Catalog Number: 76927
  • Sales rank: 34,127

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ladies Love Country Boys (3:42)
  2. 2 I Got My Game On (3:10)
  3. 3 You're Gonna Miss This (3:44)
  4. 4 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (3:59)
  5. 5 Hot Mama (3:19)
  6. 6 Rough & Ready (3:10)
  7. 7 Arlington (4:09)
  8. 8 Songs About Me (3:23)
  9. 9 Chrome (3:23)
  10. 10 I Wanna Feel Something (3:48)
  11. 11 Swing (3:39)
  12. 12 American Man (4:13)
  13. 13 I Came Here to Live (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trace Adkins Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Mike Brignardello Bass Guitar
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Greg Morrow Drums
Gordon Mote Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, 12-string Guitar
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Brian White Composer
George Teren Composer
Craig Wiseman Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Brian David Willis Digital Editing, overdub engineer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Tony Lane Composer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
Wendell Mobley Composer
Blair Mackichan Composer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Shaye Smith Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Richard Barrow Engineer, overdub engineer
Brady Barnett Digital Editing
Frank Rogers Composer, Producer
Randy Houser Composer
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Lee Thomas Miller Composer
Jamey Johnson Composer
Tyler Moles Digital Editing
Jeremy Spillman Composer
Dave Turnbull Composer
Ashley Gorley Composer
Chris Stapleton Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
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