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.
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.
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.