There is no mistaking the raw and powerful vocals by singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Adkins. His significant chart success, coupled with his stellar live performances, have made him one of most talked about artist in acoustic music. He received a 2016 ICM Nomination for Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.
Adkins is celebrating his new self-titled album on Mountain Fever Records hat made is 2016 debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart for retail sales. This impressive project has been a true radio hit garnering including the first single release “Change Her Mind” that hit #1 on Sirius XM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks and #1 three times on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Song Chart. The second single, “Sold,” also reached #1 on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20.
Adkins carefully chose each track for the album including the clever “Fool-o-sophy” co-written by Larry Cordle and Chris Stapleton to the unforgettable and beautiful “Angel Song” co-written by Corey Lee Barker and Chris Laffey, he once again proves he is a powerhouse of vocal talent. The impressive Singer-Songwriter contributed six original songs to the album including “Change Her Mind,” “A Whole Lot More To Tell,” and “One and Only.” He co-wrote three additional tunes – “You Don’t Have To Go To Be Gone” with Paula Breedlove and Brink Brinkman, and two with Dawn Kenny and David Morris – the impressive “Russell Fork River” and the fast paced “Turn and Burn.” Country music fans will no doubt love his rendition of the hit song “Sold” made famous by John Michael Montgomery and “It’s Not Over (Til I Get Over You)” by Terry Foust, Ray Edwards, and Tom T. Hall. Radio stations have also been spinning the Kentucky flavored “Emmaline” by Michael Huffman, Richard Williams, and Alan Laney along with “Wasting Away” written by Randall Hylton.
Adkins refers to his loyal legion of fans as his friends. With a heart made of gold, he is truly sincere with his appreciation of their support for so many years. Those friends have anxiously been awaiting his new album that will release February 26, 2016 on Mountain Fever Records. With a killer track list of tunes written by the industry’s most talented songwriters, along with Adkins original songs and co-writes, fans will not be disappointed.
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