It’s been an interesting few years for Trace Adkins. He left his longtime label and joined up with Toby Keith on Keith’s label. Since then it’s been a mixed bag for Trace. He’s had huge hits and other releases that have struggled. This time he’s back with a song that is right in his pocket. The song is a simple country song about the great people Trace has known in his life. It’s a great song.
Tough People Do – Trace Adkins
The meaning of the song and the main point is that tough times don’t last, but tough people do. Perseverance is a big part of life. You can keep fighting knowing that your tough times won’t last and only you and your attitude can outlast the times that make life difficult. That’s what makes you one of the tough ones out there in the world.
Trace is the perfect person to sing this song. The man has been shot in the heart before and survived. I don’t know what else would be more tough in the world for a person.
Anyway, the chart is hard to predict these days because sales are brought into the mix instead of just radio airplay. I think this song will sell well and will get played on the radio quite a bit. Trace seems to be back on the upswing with this song. Now the man just needs to keep things rolling with a couple hits in a row. If there’s anyone out there that can do it that would be Trace Adkins.
Great song from a veteran in the country business.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 80/100