Shedding Light on Hidden Gems Composed by Trace Adkins

Today, we celebrate the 60th birthday of no other than Trace Adkins. This Louisiana native is most notorious for his albums Songs About Me, which was released back in 2005. Popular songs from this hit album had included “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Arlington,” however, it is also important to take note of the lyrical masterpieces composed by Adkins which deserve a new light on his special day.


1. “I Wish It Was You” from the album Songs About Me (2005)

“I’ll meet someone who could be the one / But somethin’ always happens before the night is through / There’s that certain look and that certain smile / There’s that old familiar pattern / And I wish it was you.”



2. “Fightin’ Words” from the album Dangerous Man (2006)

“Chevrolet or Ford / The south or the north / That ain’t gonna get me worked up / But I’ll draw the line every time when it comes to the things that I love.”



3. “I’m Gonna Love You Anyway” from the album More… (1999)

“Go ahead and tell me that you’re sorry no one else could take my place / I know that’s what you’re thinking I can see it by the way it’s written on your face / Don’t worry, darling / Don’t worry, darling, that’s okay / ‘Cause I’m gonna love you anyway.”



4. “Poor Folks” from the album Proud to Be Here (2011)

“We could have drove this old truck into town and caught the nine o’clock show / But I’d just as soon be sitting here with you listening to the radio / I’ve got your name on my left arm, and your body in my right / I wonder what the poor folks are doing tonight?”



5. “No Thinkin’ Thing” from the album Dreamin’ Out Loud (1996)

“It’s a chemical, physical, emotional devotion / Passion that we can’t hold back / There’s nothin’ that we need to analyze / There ain’t no rhyme or reason why / ‘Cause this ain’t, this ain’t no thinkin’ thing.”


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