Trace Adkins is officially back on the country music scene with his new single via Wheelhouse Records part of BBR Music Group titled “Jesus and Jones.” The single is a uptempo track about temptation and good intentions, and finding the middle ground between the two scenarios. The song was written by Jim McCormick, Casey Beathard and Tyler Farr.
In a special email to fans with a limited-time free download of the new song, Adkins stated, “This is our first single off a new album that’ll come out later this year. This is a song that’s auto-biographical. The first thing I ever did behind a microphone was singing bass in a gospel quartet. At the same time, I was playing guitar and singing in honkytonks, so, that’s when the struggle began…the wrestling match between ‘Jesus’ and ‘Jones’ and I still struggle with that.”
The roughneck singer is known for his blue collar sound and this single is no different. It’s a risque sound that showcases Adkins raspy baritone vocals. Lyrically strong, the track describes the struggles between right and wrong and lost and found. Adkins sings:
“I need to find a little middle ground between let her rip and settling down, but I go from dry to drowned, lost to found, Stone cold sober to just plain stoned. Trying to live like my heroes did is the hardest kind of livin’ there is. Been a tug o’ war since I was a kid between Jesus and Jones.”
It’s a catchy melody with strong instrumental ground. Trace Adkins is bound to take this single straight to the top.