Rodney Atkins Rodney Atkins, born March 28, 1969 in Knoxville, Tennessee, is an American country singer. He was an adopted child. As an infant at the Holston Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee, he was so sick that two couples who had taken him home returned him just a few days later. A third couple from Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, adopted him as well and, even though his ailments worsened, refused to give him up. His adoptive mother had been raised in a coal mining family near a tannery camp, and his dad survived an upbringing marked by poverty and episodes of abuse.
Album Description It's America is the new album that follows in the wake of the platinum selling CD, If You're Going Through Hell which produced four #1 singles, three #1 videos and a slew of accomplishments including ACM s New Male Vocalist of the Year. The new album features the down home message of 'Tell A Country Boy' to the raucous and playful '15 Minutes' to the fist pumping hit single, 'It's America'. Rodney Atkins music has always had the uncanny ability to relate to people s everyday lives. As Rodney puts it, 'sometimes it is the simple things in this great country that really make me appreciate it. When we share this sense of pride through music, you become friends with everybody listening. It s an honor to go out there and represent the everyday man and woman, to represent country music and what it's all about.'