Country music stars are some of the best storytellers. From their heartfelt lyrics to moving music videos, fans can always expect an endless array of creativity. We’ve seen videos based around love lost, love found, and everything in between, but one country star switched up the pace. Singer Rodney Atkins shared his love for the outskirts of the country.
Rodney Atkins began his country music career in 1997 with his first debuted single “In a Heartbeat.” The young singer went on to produce his first album Honesty, in 2003 which featured his first hit “Honesty (Write Me A List).” It wasn’t long before Atkins music was all over the charts. In 2006, his second released album If You’re Going Through Hell was the mother to four of his hit singles including “Watching You” and “These Are My People.” The singer’s early success was just a glimpse into the career he built for himself.
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Atkins has definitely kept up his reputation for chart-topping hits over the years. His most recent single “Caught Up In The Country” has spent 30 weeks on the Billboard Country chart. The feel-good tune features the talented Fisk Jubilee Singers. Their heavenly vocals harmonize perfectly in the background. The song tells the story of Atkins’ true love for the country.
“Miles and miles of John Deere Green, freedom far as I can see. A road to run and room to breathe, that’s who I am and I’ll always be. Caught up in the country. The only way I wanna be.”
Every last lyric describes the perfect country scene: full of “sky blue” and “barn red.” It’s no doubt that Atkins was inspired by his country roots with his song. Luckily for us, his music video visualizes that scene perfectly.
Atkins just released his official music video for his hit “Caught Up In The Country.” The video begins with the singer sitting on his motorcycle on the edge of an open ocean. With several different scenes of grassy land and open fields, we get another glimpse of Atkins. With his wife, Rose, driving the tractor, he is attached to the back in a wide-open trailer with just windows and a fence.
As scenes switch throughout the video, Atkins travels across the country on just his motorcycle. Featuring an array of different locations, he catches the eye of several bystanders intrigued by his journey. People of all ages, colors, and backgrounds begin to follow the singer as he treks on toward his destination. Atkins reaches a grassy field with just a single red barn door and he stops right before it. What happens when Atkins steps through the door will give you chills.
Through the door awaits the beautiful choir, Fisk Jubilee Singers and a lit up barn. As the singer steps in, the rest of his followers trickle in behind him. Atkins takes over the stage for one rowdy and exciting barn party. As he plays the bridge to his tune, everyone claps and sings along with smiles glued to their faces. His wife and son, Ryder are seen joining the dance party as well!
Watch the full video below to see Rodney Atkins’ incredible journey (and the video’s breathtaking visuals!)