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After 30 years in the business, Trace Adkins has certainly generated his fair share of hit songs. The country superstar has no plans of slowing up, and is eyeing his next big hit with his current single, “Watered Down.”
Released off of his brand-new album Something’s Going On, “Watered Down” is the perfect fit for Adkins at this time in his life. The song is written from the perspective of someone who has experienced some wild times, and still has a bit of a rebellious streak inside. But now that they’re older, they realize the importance of slowing things down a bit.
Adkins has said before that “Watered Down” is his favorite track on Something’s Going On. He doesn’t ordinarily name his favorite songs, but he feels so strongly about “Watered Down” that he couldn’t help himself.
This is something that Adkins mentioned when he joined Billboard in March for a session to celebrate the release of Something’s Going On. Before he moved into the new stuff, Adkins decided to dish out a couple of his greatest hits, starting with the rowdy “Ladies Love Country Boys.”
Released in 2006, “Ladies Love Country Boys” topped the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, making it the second number one hit of Adkins’ career. It also managed to cross over to the pop chart, where it peaked at the 61st spot.
The second song that Adkins sang during his Billboard session was the emotional “You’re Gonna Miss This.” Released in 2008, “You’re Gonna Miss This” was a country chart-topper for Adkins, making it the third number one of his career. The tune was also a major crossover hit, claiming the 12th position on the Billboard Hot 100.
Finally, Adkins wrapped the whole medley up by delivering a powerful performance of “Watered Down.” We couldn’t think of a better way for him to conclude his career-spanning medley!
Tune in below to watch Adkins’ medley in full. Which of the three songs is your favorite? If it’s “Watered Down,” then be sure to download Something’s Going On so you can listen to it wherever you go. Get a copy here!