With over 11 million albums sold and a new EP on Verge Records on the horizon, Country music icon Trace Adkins releases his new song “Mind On Fishin,'” accompanied by a music video starring T. Graham Brown premiering on One Country.
“As a man who still likes to fish about every evening, ‘Mind On Fishin” is very relatable to me,” Adkins shared with One Country. “The song, co-written by one of my favorite writers, Wynn Varble, along with Aaron Raitiere, humorously tells the story of a struggle we have all faced a time or two.”
“‘Mind On Fishin'” was one of the first tracks Trace and his team played me after Trace signed with Verge,” shared Mickey Jack Cones, president and COO of Verge. “I’ve loved it since the first listen. It’s an honest, feel good, uptempo, positive song – which are usually the ingredients of a potential hit. Not to mention, the song is fitting for the times since we’re unable to congregate in Church due to social distancing.”
Written by Aaron Raitiere and Wynn Varble and produced by Bart Butler, “Mind On Fishin'” has a nostalgia-like charm that emphasizes country living:
I’d rather be on a lake with my mind on God
In the middle of his creation
In an old john boat with my Zebco rod
For some private conversation
There might be a few people talking bad about me
When they see that I’m a missin’
But I’d rather be on a lake with my mind on God
Than in church with my mind on fishin’
Listen to “Mind On Fishin'” HERE.
Adkins’ first single “Better Off” from his upcoming EP has garnered 5 million streams since its release in mid-March, with a video premiere on Viacom/CBS Times Square billboards, CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com. Watch the video for “Better Off” HERE.
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About Trace Adkins
Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. With over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million per month), one million followers on Spotify and nearly 200 million plays on YouTube, the Louisiana native is back in the studio after releasing his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, in 2017. A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand Ole Opry member is also an author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service members across 12 USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, Adkins recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has also acted in multiple films and television shows, playing a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in “Deepwater Horizon” (starring Mark Wahlberg), a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew), and as MercyMe’s real-life manager, Brickell, in the box office smash “I Can Only Imagine.” The film was the third biggest selling movie on its opening weekend in America. His latest role was as a grandiloquent former general in the film “Badland” which was released in select theaters and on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV in November 2019. Adkins released “Better Off” from his upcoming EP for Verge Records on March 20. For more information and announcements, visit http://www.traceadkins.com/ or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.