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All Music Guide - Todd Sterling
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Todd Sterling
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187913226
  • Catalog Number: 79132
  • Sales rank: 31,970

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tell a Country Boy (3:32)
  2. 2 Chasin' Girls (3:29)
  3. 3 Got It Good (3:33)
  4. 4 Best Things (2:55)
  5. 5 Friends with Tractors (3:32)
  6. 6 15 Minutes (2:40)
  7. 7 Simple Things (3:18)
  8. 8 It's America (3:32)
  9. 9 Rockin' of the Cradle (3:28)
  10. 10 When It's My Time (3:36)
  11. 11 The River Just Knows (3:39)
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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
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
Angelo Petraglia Composer
Craig White Engineer
Lonnie Wilson Engineer
Brett James Composer
Rodney Atkins Composer, Producer, Engineer
James Slater Composer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Annie Tate Composer
Sam Tate Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Judd Fuller Contributor
Dave Berg Composer
Sandi Harrison Art Direction
Monica Butts Contributor
Tony Mullins Composer
Justin Luffman Contributor
Jon Henderson Composer
Neal Coly Composer
Sarah Babish Contributor
Kristi Curry Contributor
Jennifer Poppe Contributor
Sandi Rapillo Contributor
Leighanna Smith Contributor
Jessica Suchter Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Rodney rules!

    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!

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