The deluxe edition of “Proud to Be Here” by Trace Adkins offers the scheduled 10 plus four extra songs.
“Just Fishin’,” the first single from the CD, is about the joys of a father-daughter relationship. Adkins has five daughters.
For the fun of it, check out “It’s a Woman Thang,” and for more fun, check out “Love Buzz,” about getting high on love rather than drink or drugs.
In the deluxe edition there is some strong red, white and blue. “More of Us,” which, among other
things, complains about “the mess in D.C.” and notes that there are more “true blue Americans” than there are dissenters. The song that will elicit tons of applause is a tribute to the Corps: “Semper Fi.”
Another item to watch out for in the top 10 is “Poor Folks.” The line “I wonder what the poor folks are doin’ tonight” is a borrow from Fats Waller who added to that line, “I’d like to be doin’ it with them.”
The other two deluxe edition songs are pure fun. “Damn You Bubba” has to do with sibling rivalry. It reminds you of the Smothers Brothers routine on the subject. And there is “If I Was a Woman,” which features Blake Shelton. The two have a blast on the piece, and you will, too.
– Frank Roberts
Tracks to download “If I Was a Woman,” “Damn You Bubba,” “Just Fishin’ ”
In concert 8 p.m. Sept. 1; nTelos Wireless Pavilion. $16-$45.75. (800) 745-3000.
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