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Atkins’ fastest rising single of career “TAKE A BACK ROAD” is stirring dust inside the Top 10 at country radio while Atkins tours the US and readies upcoming release

August 15th, 2011 - Rodney Atkins is one of country music’s most reliable hit makers with his streak continuing with the fastest rising single of his career, “Take A Back Road,” currently sitting inside the Top 10 at country radio at fast-break speed positioning strong single sales ringing in over 350,000 at the pace of close to 40,000 a week. TAKE A BACK ROAD is the Curb Records’ platinum selling act's fourth album slated to hit the marketplace on Tuesday, October 4th. Atkins is spending most of his summer traversing the country on a non-stop touring schedule that kicked off in Nashville on June 7th. He hosted and organized the first annual “Music City Gives Back” concert that closed down the streets of Lower Broadway benefitting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund entertaining thousands of fans and raised much needed donations and awareness for the ongoing need for contributions to help victims of recent natural disasters. Atkins is currently working with Pillsbury’s Biscuitfest™ platform that will focus on promotional opportunities in over 30,000 outlets across the US coupled with Atkins’ fall tour culminating with a trip to the annual CMA Awards. “I have put a lot of time into the recording of this album and am excited to say I think it is progressive and representative of who and where I am today, “ states Atkins. “We are thrilled with the reaction of ‘Take A Back Road’.” Beyond the road, Atkins is keeping busy with an upcoming GAC shoot for the popular “ORIGIN” series and will be shooting the video for “Take A Back Road” in several locations in the coming weeks.

Track Listing:

SONG #1: “Take A Back Road”
WRITERS: Rhett Akins, Luke Laird

SONG #2: “He’s Mine”
WRITERS: Casey Beathard, Phil O’Donnell, Tim James

SONG #3: “Family”
WRITERS: Jim Collins, George Teren

SONG #4: “The Corner”
WRITERS: Dale Dodson, Dean Dillon, Jessie Jo Dillon

SONG #5: “She’s A Girl Ain’t She”
WRITERS: Tony Martin, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley

SONG #6: “She’d Rather Fight”
WRITERS: Tony Martin, Tom Shapiro, David Lee Murphy

SONG #7: “Feet”
WRITERS: Tony Haselden, Walker Hayes

SONG #8: “Cabin In The Woods”
WRITERS: David Lee Murphy, Jim Collins

SONG #9: “Just Wanna Rock N Roll”
WRITERS: Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins

SONG #10: “Growing Up Like That”
WRITERS: Rodney Atkins, Ted Hewitt, Ben Hayslip

SONG #11: “Tips”
WRITERS: Rodney Atkins, Ted Hewitt, Bob Regan

SONG #12: “Lifelines”
WRITERS: Rodney Atkins, Ted Hewitt, Ben Hayslip

Produced by Ted Hewitt and Rodney Atkins.

p 2011 Curb Records, Inc.

About Rodney Atkins
Curb Records recording artist Rodney Atkins has been successfully leading the country music charts and selling albums since his career began in 2006 when he hit the scene with his first number one, “If You’re Going Through Hell,” which was also the Number One Country Song of the Year according to Billboard in 2006. The East Tennessee native has recorded three studio albums, Honesty, If You’re Going Through Hell and It’s America and charted seven Top 20 singles including five No. 1s: “If You’re Going Through Hell,” “Watching You,” “These Are My People,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In),” and “It’s America.” His hit “Farmer’s Daughter” is a platinum-selling single; increasing his single sales to over 4 million. He has also scored a platinum selling record and several gold releases. Atkins has been a staple on national television. He has performed or appeared on Good Morning American, The Today Show, CBS “The Early Show,” The Tonight Show, Extreme Home Makeover, CMA and ACM awards show, to name a few. Atkins current single, “Take A Back Road”, was one of the most added records at country radio debut week. Massey Ferguson® is the “official tractor” of Atkins for 2011. Atkins released an exclusive album with Cracker Barrel that features four number one hits including “Farmer’s Daughter” and an unreleased song. Atkins was the 2010 spokesman for the National Council for Adoption and is heavily involved within the organization. He was also the 2010 spokesman for the Chevy Silverado. Kraft Velvetta sponsored his “Best Side of Dinner” tour last summer and he was featured as the writer/singer on the national ad campaign for Velvetta Shells and Cheese. For more information on Rodney Atkins, visit

Rodney Atkins
Take A Back Road
In Stores October 4th