Rodney Atkins is heading into the Oct. 4 release of his new Curb Records album with a rising single and video. He’s also set to perform in New York City at the CMA Songwriters Series.
Title track “Take A Back Road” (Luke Laird/Rhett Akins) is at No. 5 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart. The accompanying video premieres today, and Atkins shot it recently in the Nashville area, including locations in Carthage and White Bluff.
For the video he teamed with Hollywood director Andy Tennant (Fool’s Gold, Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama, Fools Rush In). It is the filmmaker’s first music video, and he describes the treatment: “Think of Rodney as the angel from Wender’s Wings of Desire, but instead of Brandenberg gate, he’s perched high on an old water tower. [He’s] beckoning people, like the call to prayer, back to the country Mecca of small town America…White Bluff.”
Atkins will perform Nov. 3 as part of the CMA Songwriters Series at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Joining him will be Dave Berg, Marla Cannon-Goodman and host/performer Bob DiPiero. Details at cmasongwritersseries.com.