Though country singer Rodney Atkins didn’t get his first guitar until one Christmas in high school, he took to the instrument instantly and was soon playing anywhere he could around his Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, home. While at college at Tennessee Tech, Rodney used the opportunity to go into Nashville as often as he could, and by the time he graduated, he was starting to make himself known as a performer in the area.
With a few more years of performing and recording under his belt, Rodney soon garnered six #1 hits from his first three albums. “With any successful song, you’ve got to sit back and ask yourself, why did this song connect?” Rodney said. “With a lot of songs, the approach is about how perfect things are or how messed up things are — it’s one or the other. For me, real life is the ups and downs, and if I can, I like to get both sides of that in a song.”
Those sentiments are found in many of Rodney’s best known songs, including “Honesty (Write Me a List),” “Watching You,” “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows),” “These Are My People,” “Farmer’s Daughter,” and “Take a Back Road.”
Rodney Atkins will make his AMT debut on Wednesday, March 20. Country artists Josh Thompson and Tyler Farr will open for Rodney, providing a full night of top-notch country music for area fans.
Rodney Atkins – Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. – Purchase tickets here