Songs About Me

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
In the midst of the title track's aggressive southern rock, Trace Adkins describes his music as "country...mixed with a little rock and a little blues," a right-on summation of his sound on this disc. These songs may not be exactly, precisely, indisputably about Adkins, but their themes inspire uniformly thoughtful, deeply emotional performances, and his muscular baritone has never been so effectively employed over the course of an album. With a potent band behind him its members include Aubrey Haynie on fiddle and Bryan Sutton on guitar, Adkins confidently steers his way through a couple of touching ballads and some raucous workouts centered on themes of love, family, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
In the midst of the title track's aggressive southern rock, Trace Adkins describes his music as "country...mixed with a little rock and a little blues," a right-on summation of his sound on this disc. These songs may not be exactly, precisely, indisputably about Adkins, but their themes inspire uniformly thoughtful, deeply emotional performances, and his muscular baritone has never been so effectively employed over the course of an album. With a potent band behind him its members include Aubrey Haynie on fiddle and Bryan Sutton on guitar, Adkins confidently steers his way through a couple of touching ballads and some raucous workouts centered on themes of love, family, friendship, sacrifice, and the old in-out. Haynie sets the stage with an evocative fiddle intro on the meditative "Arlington," as the singer delivers a measured, proud testimony told from the point of a view of a fallen soldier being laid to rest a "thousand stones away" from his granddad in the field of honor. "My Way Back Home" fuses country with a touch of R&B and adds a searing '80s-style rock guitar solo in buttressing a story about never forgetting "where I'm from." Offering himself up as a safe haven for a troubled, lonely soul in "Bring It On," Adkins matches the band's white heat with a gritty, bluesy vocal that more than holds its own against the pounding drums and wailing guitar lines driving the whole thing home. Toss in a couple of juicy, overtly salacious odes to the joys of the flesh the country blues-based "Baby I'm Home" and the intentionally silly dancehall barnburner, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", and Songs About Me sounds like it's about us too -- very human, in a phrase.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's not entirely a coincidence that Trace Adkins sounds like a streamlined Toby Keith on his sixth album, Songs About Me, since Keith was the biggest country star of the 2000s, or at least the biggest star who shares Adkins' low, deep voice and taste for traditional country. But it's not entirely fair to peg Adkins as a Keith wannabe, either, since Trace has been around as long as Toby, and has mined a similar neo-traditionalist vein for just as long. Still, Songs About Me has the self-conscious air of a Nashville studio product, one that's tailored to a specific sensibility and sound -- one that's not far removed from either Adkins' previous work or Keith's current music, but still feels like it was made with the rough, ready, red-state mentality of the mid-2000s in mind. This sober professionalism has its drawbacks -- everything from the production to the lyrics is a little too studied, and it can't help but pale in comparison to Keith's bawdy, robust redneck anthems -- but it also has its advantages, particularly because Adkins is an assured, professional singer who can sell this material even when it's at its most generic. That he can't quite make it transcend the generic is nothing to fault him for -- if he had better songs, a livelier setting, or a looser production, he might have been able to make this take off -- and even if Songs About Me isn't much more than a solid piece of craftsmanship, it's quite enjoyable at that level.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Liberty
  • UPC: 724386451224
  • Catalog Number: 64512
  • Sales rank: 65,062

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Songs About Me (3:24)
  2. 2 Arlington (4:07)
  3. 3 Find Me a Preacher (3:43)
  4. 4 My Way Back (3:51)
  5. 5 I Wish It Was You (4:07)
  6. 6 Bring It On (3:42)
  7. 7 My Heaven (3:25)
  8. 8 Baby I'm Home (3:58)
  9. 9 Metropolis (3:20)
  10. 10 I Learned How to Love from You (3:05)
  11. 11 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trace Adkins Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Chip Davis Background Vocals
David Angell Violin
Bruce Bouton Dobro, Steel Guitar
Mike Brignardello Bass
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
John Catchings Cello
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Connie Ellisor Violin
Paul Franklin Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Jim Grosjean Viola
Dann Huff Electric Guitar, Soloist
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow Percussion, Drums
Gordon Mote Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ
Steve Nathan Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kris Wilkinson Conductor, Viola
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle, Mandolin
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Michael Spriggs Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Terry Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Resonator)
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Larry Beaird Acoustic Guitar
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Scotty Sanders Pedal Steel Guitar
DeWayne Strobel Electric Guitar
Jeff King Electric Guitar
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Billy Falcon Composer
Tim Mensy Composer
David Angell String Section
Jeff Balding Engineer
Derek Bason Engineer, Digital Editing
Steve Bogard Composer
John Catchings String Section
Connie Ellisor String Section
Ben Fowler Engineer
Jim Grosjean String Section
Mark Hagen Engineer
Scott Hendricks Producer, overdub engineer
Dann Huff Producer
Anthony LaMarchina Arranger, String Section
Steve Nathan Composer
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
George Teren Composer
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale String Section
Kris Wilkinson String Section
Neil Thrasher Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Wendell Mobley Composer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Shaye Smith Composer
Shane Minor Composer
Chris Wallin Composer
Randy Houser Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Chip Matthews Engineer
Mike Connors Digital Editing
Fred Wilhelm Composer
Jamey Johnson Composer
Jeremy Spillman Composer
Dave Turnbull Composer
Dylan Altman Composer
Tony Martin Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I THIS CD.

    I have only had this cd for a week or so but i love it i espesoly like the song honky tonk badonky donk every time i here this song i just want to dance this will be another hit for TRACE ADKINS i all so like his song crome with is on his cd crome if you are a fan of trace adkins you must get this cd.joanna

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