Take A Back Road
Label: Curb Records
Rodney Atkins' brand of down-home country shines a light on small town living. "He's Mine" features a dad expressing his love for his rambunctious son; that sentiment is echoed in "Family": "I didn't choose 'em/ Wouldn't want to lose them/ You got to love them/ Man, they're family." Other highlights include "Feet," an insanely cute song about going to bed mad at each other ("We'll go to bed butting heads and tugging sheets/ But we never fall asleep without touching feet") and "Tips," which cleverly incorporates a riff from Skynyrd's "Gimme Three Steps" before unleashing some sage advice.