Rodney Atkins Makes Triumphant Return with "Caught Up In The Country"

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 3:45pm

Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins celebrates a powerful return to country music with his new single, “Caught Up In The Country,” available on digital and streaming platforms tomorrow, March 23, and impacting country radio on Monday, April 23.
 
The lead single off his forthcoming fifth studio album features Atkins’ timeless twang while pushing boundaries through a thunderous beat and vocals from the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Atkins recently collaborated with the historic vocal group from Nashville’s Fisk University at a live event and knew he had to include them on his album.
 
“Listening to the Fisk Jubilee Singers with their hand clapping and foot stomping music is really a spiritual experience,” says Atkins. “When I heard ‘Caught Up In The Country’ I just felt like the two things had to come together. It doesn’t sound like anything I’ve recorded or released before and that also excites me."

Atkins’ new music follows a season of personal renewal for the platinum-selling artist, which he credits for helping him to take stock not just of where he had been but also where he is going. He married fellow performer Rose Falcon, with whom he welcomed new baby Ryder Falcon Atkins in December, and her impact - whether lyrically, in a duet or just in spirit - is evident throughout Atkins’ new music.
 
“I equated it to my bow and arrow moment," Atkins says. "I felt like I needed to stop, take a few steps back. Re-aim. Re-adjust. Get back on target, and to the level I wanted to operate on."
 
At a listening event previewing his new music on March 21, Atkins was honored with a plaque celebrating his nine career Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA certifications to date. In addition to his sales success, which includes over 13 million units sold, Atkins has also amassed six No. 1 hits. He was recently celebrated by Country Aircheck for his Platinum-selling No.1, “Watching You,” the top song of the decade based on airplay, and was the second most-played artist of the decade overall.
 
For more information, visit www.rodneyatkins.com or follow online @RodneyAtkins.