Back in 2006 this album came out and kind of caught just about everybody off guard. The artist was Rodney Atkins. He had a top five hit a few years earlier, but I don’t think anyone was expecting what would happen next. The song If You’re Going Through Hell kind of took over country music late in 2006 and into 2007.
I was in college at the time and my side job was delivering furniture. We would have the radio on in the truck between stops and this song would probably play a handful of times throughout the day. People couldn’t get enough.
The album went on to have three other number one hits. So that’s pretty unheard of in country music. You just don’t get four numbers ones on one album.
And if you’ve heard the entire album you know there even a few more good ones including About The South. It’s incredibly catchy and fun. I remember friends playing this record in the car or just hanging out and they would always sing along with this one.
And I’m from Wisconsin. We’re obviously not in the South, but we could roll with the vibe and we kind of put the music to our own lives with things we do up in the North. A lot of it is the same with backyard cookouts and hanging out at the lake with friends during the summer.
Anyway, I wanted to look back today at this album cut that probably wouldn’t have done well as a single, but that doesn’t always work out.
About The South – Rodney Atkins
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