Single Review: Trace Adkins – Jesus and Jones

Trace Adkins

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.

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Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.


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