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CURB’S PERENNIAL HIT MAKER RODNEY ATKINS TAKES A BACK ROAD TO THE MARKET OCTOBER 4th
 
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
 
NASHVILLE, TN (August 15, 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.
 
TAKE A BACK ROAD Track Listing:
  1. Take A Back Road
  2. He’s Mine
  3. Family
  4. The Corner
  5. She’s A Girl
  6. She’d Rather Fight
  7. Feet
  8. Cabin In The Woods
  9. Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll
  10. Growing Up Like That
  11. Tips
  12. Lifetime
  13. Farmer’s Daughter  
ON THE ROAD:
 
08.17.2011
Dodge County Fair
Beaver Dam, WI
 
08.18.2011
Muskingum County Fair
Zanesville, OH
 
08.19.2011
Genessee Country Fair
Mt. Morris, MI
 
08.20.2011
Delaware County Fair
Walton, NY
 
08.21.2011
Darke Country Fair
Greenville, OH
 
08.27.2011
Winterville Watermelon Festival
Winterville, NC
 
09.01.2011
Stark County Fair
Canton, OH
 
09.03.2011
Walworth County Fair
Elkhorn, WI
 
09.08.2011
Heroes Music Festival
Hampton, GA
 
09.09.2011
Celebrate Virginia
Fredericksburg, VA
 
 09.10.2011
Historic Morganton Festival
Morganton, NC
 
09.13.2011
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Crownsville, MD
 
10.01.2011
Bloomsburg Fair
Bloomsburg, PA
 
10.14.2011
South Carolina State Fair
Columbia, SC
 
10.15.2011
Alabama National Fair
Montgomery, AL
 
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  www.rodneyatkins.com
 

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