Rodney Atkins, ‘Take a Back Road’ – Song Spotlight
We have no doubt that this song — reportedly the lead single from Atkins’ forthcoming TBA album — is destined to be the road trip song of the year, with its clever singalong lyrics, groovin’ guitar licks, and the ‘These Are My People’ singer’s free-searching attitude.
Atkins seems especially eager to escape day-to-day life in the chorus, where he describes grabbing his lady and hitting the gravel roads:
“Yeah, makes me wanna take a back road / Makes me wanna take the long way home / Put a little gravel in my travel / Unwind, unravel all night long / Makes me wanna grab my honey / Tear down some two-lane country / Who knows / Get lost and get right with my soul / Makes me wanna take / Makes me wanna take a back road.”
The best part of this Tennessee twanger tune is that it’s as mobile as the path it outlines — and it’s headed to your local country station on April 25 — so jump in the driver’s seat, set that dial and ‘Take a Back Road.’
Listen to Rodney Atkins, ‘Take a Back Road’