Rodney Atkins

Ages 18 and up
Friday, February 24
Show: 8pm
$35 to $1725.60

LRH Presents Rodney Atkins live on Friday, February 24th


With Caught Up in the Country, one of country music’s biggest stars is starting his next chapter… 



Atkins’ fifth studio album, Caught Up in the Country, reveals an artist who is confident enough to know that making your best music can require patience and experimentation. While his storied career has reached such heights as being named the Top New Male Vocalist at the 2006 ACM awards and seeing his single “Watching You” become the Number One Song of the Decade according to Country Aircheck, it’s been more than seven years since Take a Back Road, his last record of new material. But Atkins knew that this time, he wanted to bring his songs further than he had ever gone before. 

“I’ve never taken it lightly,” he says, “but with some of the other albums, I got to take my time for part of the album. But then when you get that first single finished, you gotta go, and you start working at a faster pace for the second half of the album. This time, I got to take that time with every song.”


The results, he believes, are the most daring collection of his career, touching on emotions and sounds which continue to expand his range—from the twangy celebration of the album’s title track (featuring the roof-raising vocals of The Fisk Jubilee Singers) to the slow-burn cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up.” And with six Number One singles, eight Top Five singles, and over 13 million units sold, Atkins sees that his track record validates his approach.

“As I was working on this album, we put out the Greatest Hits,” he says of his 2015 compilation album. “Country Aircheck amassed the most played artists of the decade, and I was the second-most-played male solo artist—but I hadn’t even released a single in five of those years. So that was really the justification for taking time to work on this record.


Looking to add some different elements to the sound, Atkins and longtime collaborator Ted Hewitt brought in Blake Bollinger as a co-producer, and Bollinger offered up the song “Burn Something,” which became the album’s opening track. “That fit the profile of the kind of love song I was looking for,” says Atkins. “Not just blue skies and no bills, because that’s not what love is. A song like that motivates people to be in love—to work, dig, express themselves, and be vulnerable.”

Blake Tyler is a Lebanon, Ohio native who has recently begun his journey as a singer/songwriter. 2021 he took stage for the first time in his short career and has built an entertaining and young band with ambitions to play on big stages. Country music is in his blood. His Grandmothers band holds a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame forever as the first all-female group in country music history. Blake has played all over Cincinnati building a local fan base and has had the pleasure of opening for Diamond Rio here at Lori’s Roadhouse. He brings the new style of mainstream country music, with influence from Morgan Wallen, Hardy and Luke Combs to name a few.