Today we’re going back just over a decade now. Has that much time really passed? Life sure is crazy.
Trace Adkins is a country music veteran. He’s been around a long time. Every artist, though, has peaks and valleys. It’s just the nature of life. Some have peaks and then take things to new levels. You never know. Any peak is something to be proud of.
Trace hit a bit of a peak in about 2004-2005 and right in the middle of that run came a song called Songs About Me. Talk about an anthem for country music and perhaps the small town values and life in America.
This song is powerful. You’re always going to get that with Trace. The man has one of the most unique voices in country music. You can feel the windows rattle sometimes when his music is turned up.
The song is a bit of a story song as well. You have a guy that’s really getting into some country music and he’s connecting with how the words, the style and everything about it is hitting home to how he lives his life. I think a lot of country fans feel that way about country songs. They’re songs about life. They’re songs about us. The music connects us.
This song was also a hit because it was really catchy. The melody is something you can easily sing along with and really let the feeling sink into your soul as you listen.
Trace took this one all the way to #2 on the charts. It’s one of his best in a long line of great songs from him.