If you've been a Trace Adkins fan since the very beginning, there's one song that immediately comes to mind, and that's his first Top 5 hit single, "Ever Light In The House".
The memorable and catchy ballad was written by Kent Robbins and recorded by Adkins. It was released in August 1996 off his debut album, Dreamin' Out Loud. It peaked at #3 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
"Every Light In The House" tells the story of a heartbroken man leaving every light in his house on just in case his former lover decides to return home. "The backyard's bright as the crack of dawn / the front walk looks like runway lights / it's kind of like noon in the dead of night." These lyrics express the lengths the narrator goes to in order to welcome his love back into his arms if she ever does "get tired of being gone."
Rick Cohoon from AllMusic says the mid-tempo tune "is a creative approach to the age-old good-bye I miss you song." We agree when Cohoon goes on to say that Adkins "communicates pain so well with his deep baritone."
The official music video starts off with Adkins sitting on his front porch with his dog. He heart-wrenchingly states, "It's just you and me, boy," as the music starts. The black and white video shows Adkins' character working endlessly around his yard and at his job, trying to keep himself busy as the woman who left him behind does the same, except in the big city with her modeling career. Fortunately, at the very end of the video, the woman runs back into his arms and the bright lights dissipate into the night - a happy ending.
Throw it back with some classic Trace Adkins and we're sure you won't be able to stop yourself from singing along.
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