Love Will...

Love Will...

by Trace Adkins


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Love Will...

This is a romantic album, as the title Love Will... suggests: sweet, soulful, and slow, almost entirely ignoring the honky tonk that was once Trace Adkins' stock in trade. In its stead comes a duet with Colbie Caillat, a singer who has nothing to do with country, and a cover of Exile's disco-country classic "Kiss You All Over" cut with the group itself, two indications that Adkins is mining a distinctly smooth and seductive territory, one that sonically could cross over into the pop mainstream if it weren't for his burly baritone, a signature that keeps him planted in country. This is country music but it's rooted in the masculine slickness of the heyday of urban cowboy. The occasional slight Auto-Tune placed on Adkins' voice strongly signals this album was cut in the present day but, otherwise, Love Will... plays a bit like a throwback to the glory days of soft country, crossed with a little bit of new millennial production flair (chiefly achieved in the echo, ringing, single-note riffs that are there for texture, not hooks). Perhaps Love Will... doesn't make itself known the way earlier Adkins records did, but this is charmingly low-key and suggests a nice mature second act as a crooner for the singer.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
Label: Show Dog Nashville
UPC: 0602537077540
catalogNumber: 001705802

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trace Adkins   Primary Artist,Vocals
Exile   Background Vocals
J.P. Pennington   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Beagles   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Angell   Violin
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
Jimmy Carter   Bass
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Steve Goetzman   Drums
Marlon Hargis   Keyboards
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Jim Hoke   Saxophone
John Jarvis   Piano
Sonny LeMaire   Bass
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Gordon Mote   Piano,Hammond B3
Steve Nathan   Hammond B3
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Scott Sanders   Steel Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Harlem Gospel Choir   Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Scotty Sanders   Steel Guitar
Frank Rogers   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar
Mickey Jack Cones   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Sari Reist   Cello
Shawn Fichter   Drums
Colbie Caillat   Background Vocals
Pam Sixfin   Violin
Aly Cutter   Background Vocals
Charlie Judge   Keyboards
Mike Johnson   Pedal Steel Guitar
Pat Buchannan   Electric Guitar
Mickey Cones   Background Vocals
Charles "Pevy" Pevahouse   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Hill   Bass
Wei Tsun Chung   Violin

Technical Credits

Marty Brown   Composer
J.P. Pennington   Composer
Steve Bogard   Composer
Tony Brown   Producer
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Julian King   Engineer
Sonny LeMaire   Composer
Even Stevens   Composer
George Teren   Composer
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Mark Wright   Producer
Billy Montana   Composer
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
Trace Adkins   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer
Kenny Beard   Composer,Producer
Monty Criswell   Composer
Jimmy Yeary   Composer
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Ken Levitan   Management
Rick Huckaby   Composer
Tim James   Composer
Darin Murphy   Booking
Frank Rogers   Producer
Susannah Parrish   Art Direction
Mickey Jack Cones   Producer,Engineer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
Matt Nolen   Composer
Ray Scott   Composer
Jeremy Spillman   Composer
Debra Wingo Williams   Groomer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer
Chris Stapleton   Composer
Natalie Moore   Art Direction
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Aly Cutter   Composer
Tiffany Shipp   Publicity
Matt Nolan   Composer
Brett Eldredge   Composer
Will Lydgate   Engineer
Ward Davis   Composer
J.W. Williams   Management

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