Like any country, the United States has experienced its fair share of tough times over the course of its history. The Great Depression, two world wars, 9/11...all of these events had the ability to shatter the strength of the American people. Yet they managed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and carry on.
It is this unbreakable strength which Trace Adkins sings about in his song "Tough People Do." The song is a sort of tribute to those who carried on through tough times and made it through to help raise their families and give them a better life.
Adkins sings about historical events that shook the country, since as the Great Depression, and how the wife of four kids with a husband fighting in the war would have to feed her kids with "rationed out beans and watered down milk." But despite the tough times she experienced, that woman made it through to become a 92-year-old grandmother.
More modern events are also covered in "Tough People Do," as Adkins sings about rising gas prices and foreclosures on homes in almost every neighborhood. Although news reporters predict the country is going downhill, Adkins reminds them in his song that these tough times will not last, but the tough people will.
Adkins never released "Tough People Do" as any kind of official single, but he did share a tribute video set to the song on his YouTube channel. The video shows footage and pictures from the various events Adkins discusses in the song, providing a powerful visual to the lyrics. You can see that video below.
While tough times don't last, Adkins sings about the moments he wishes would last a little longer in his new single, "Lit." These moments, such as enjoying a crispy piece of fried chicken, seem to be gone in a flash, but are thrilling while they last.
You can watch Adkins' fiery lyric video for "Lit" below. If you want to enjoy the song for many more moments to come, then be sure to head over here to iTunes, where you can download it to listen to!
Interested in becoming a partner?
Contact us for more info.