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Comin' on Strong
Genres: Country, Pop
For Comin' on Strong, Adkins rejoins producer Scott Hendricks, who discovered the rangy Louisiana native in the '90s, signed him to a recording contract, and helmed his initial hits. On Chrome, Adkins's previous release, ... more »
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For Comin' on Strong, Adkins rejoins producer Scott Hendricks, who discovered the rangy Louisiana native in the '90s, signed him to a recording contract, and helmed his initial hits. On Chrome, Adkins's previous release, producer Dan Huff had taken him the predictable pop route--and scored a top five album--but apart from his perfect fit with blue-collar themes, Adkins never sounded completely at home with the album's gussied-up backgrounds. Now Hendricks brings him back to a rootsier sound and makes the most of his distinctive, deep-sea baritone, the likes of which country hasn't heard since Ed Bruce's early-'80s hits. "Missing You," which captures the loneliness of a oil driller far from home, is one of several tunes that show a new maturity and believability in the singer's material, just as "I'd Sure Hate to Break Down Here" and "One Nightstand" again prove Adkins's ability to convey vulnerability in an ultra-masculine fashion. Yet none of those tracks are likely to receive as much attention as "Hot Mama," a tune of middle-aged lust that's sure to keep Adkins popular with both polyester-clad Wal-Mart shoppers and jaded radio programmers, the real gatekeepers of any country singer's career. --Alanna Nash
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Jo V. (Jo) from BOISE, ID
Reviewed on 10/27/2007...
My favorite Trace Adkins' CD. So many good songs.
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Tammy P. from LANDRUM, SC
Reviewed on 2/18/2007...
One of my favorite cds.
Tina M. (fab4fan) from COLUMBUS, GA
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
Definately Coming On Strong!
PGHFAN | South Park, PA United States | 12/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Had to find some polyester to go to Walmart to get this!!! Worth being called a Polyester-clad Walmart Shopper!!! From Hot Mama to Rough and Ready this CD has a little of everything! When Trace sings Then Came the Night you just want to close your eyes because you can visualize every detail as you listen to Trace's voice on this song. Make you feel just like you are there. I think this is Trace's best work yet. Anyone that loves good country music get this CD. Trace is putting the word country back in country music on this CD! If he does not get nominated for any awards after this CD there is definate kick backs going on....The songs are great and the cover is well worth the price of the CD....."
Not just another pretty face
J. K. Smith | Texas | 06/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In an industry filled with popstar wannabes, this man reminds you of why you love country music. His gorgeous baritone swings from melancholy to sensual to cocky in this, his best, CD. Great road trip music - but make sure your friends don't mind your singing along at the top of your voice!"