It's America

It's America

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by Rodney Atkins
     
 
If following up a breakthrough album isn't challenging enough, following up a breakthrough album that produced four number one singles (in a row) is even more daunting. Just ask Rodney Atkins. After years of struggle, Atkins broke through in a big way with his 2006 sophomore album, If You're Going Through Hell. The singer/songwriter went from delivering

Overview

If following up a breakthrough album isn't challenging enough, following up a breakthrough album that produced four number one singles (in a row) is even more daunting. Just ask Rodney Atkins. After years of struggle, Atkins broke through in a big way with his 2006 sophomore album, If You're Going Through Hell. The singer/songwriter went from delivering firewood to country legend Alan Jackson one year, to opening concert dates for him the next. Heady stuff. And so, armed with a platinum record and enough credibility to draw the cream of the songwriting crop from the Nashville publishing community, Atkins found himself in an enviable position as he headed into the studio for album number three. On It's America, the singer plays it safe and sticks to the same formula used on If You're Going Through Hell. Atkins sounds like he's having a heck of a good time throughout the 11 tracks. Songs like the revved "Tell a Country Boy," the honky tonk mash up "Fifteen Minutes," and the chest-swelling title cut have a ton of heart, even if they do sound a bit calculated. More songs, like the thought-provoking "The River Knows," a steel guitar masterpiece, and less songs, like "Chasing Girls," a cheesy number that should have been left on the cutting room floor, might just make Atkins country music's next superstar. Hopefully the singer will take a few more chances on album number four.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2009
Label:
Curb Records
UPC:
0715187913226
catalogNumber:
79132
Rank:
82690

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Atkins   Primary Artist
Gary Prim   Keyboards
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Ted Hewitt   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Gordon Mote   Keyboards
Larry Paxton   Bass,Bass Guitar
Duane Sciacqua   Electric Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Tim Buppert   Background Vocals
Fifteen Minutes   Background Vocals
Steven Sheehan   Acoustic Guitar
Angela Hurt   Background Vocals
Kevin Rapillo   Percussion
Liam Bailey   Background Vocals
J.D. Simon   Electric Guitar
Mike Johnson   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Dean   Composer
Connie Harrington   Composer
Ted Hewitt   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Angelo Petraglia   Composer
Craig White   Engineer
Lonnie Wilson   Engineer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Neal Coty   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Kim Williams   Composer
Rodney Atkins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
James Slater   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Annie Tate   Composer
Sam Tate   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Judd Fuller   Contributor
Dave Berg   Composer
Doug Johnson   Composer
Sandi Harrison   Art Direction
Monica Butts   Contributor
Ed Hill   Composer
Tony Mullins   Composer
Justin Luffman   Contributor
Jon Henderson   Composer
Sarah Babish   Contributor
Kristi Curry   Contributor
Jennifer Poppe   Contributor
Sandi Rapillo   Contributor
Leighanna Smith   Contributor
Jessica Suchter   Contributor
Jamie Lee Thurston   Composer
Ben Hayslip   Composer
Dallas Davidson   Composer
Mike Mobley   Composer

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It's America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This CD is so awesome! Rodney has a powerful voice. Any type of song genre is on this cd from party tracks ("15 Minutes") to patriotic tracks ("It's America"), Rodney keeps me entertained from beginning to end! Rock on, dude!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago