Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2013 Interview with Rodney Atkins
“Sit in that six-lane backed up traffic, horns are honking, I’ve about had it, I’m looking for an exit sign, gotta get out of here, get it all off my mind.” Lets head to Stagecoach to see Rodney Atkins.
Rodney Atkins is performing at Stagecoach for the first time in his career and he is going to blow the crowd away. Atkins is from Knoxville, Tennessee and was adopted at a very young age.
Watch him talk about George Jones with the Frogmen:
“I’m still thinking back to when I was in high school learning Dwight Yokum and Charlie Daniels songs, and now they’re both here. It’s awesome!”
Rodney Atkins has written songs from situations that he has encountered including the song he wrote about his son, Elijah, called “I Have Been Watching You”. This single became Atkins’ second number one single on the charts.
He calls his son ‘Little Bear’, and was proud to share that he got straight A’s this year. He also started playing Little League this year. “He’s a great little baseball player. He’s a catcher now.”
Playing baseball runs in the family, as we learned from a story Rodney shared about his days in Little League as a first baseman. “A taller kid on the team played first base, but his family went on vacation so I got to play first. I caught some crazy balls, so when he came back, I got to stay at first. Steve Garvey became my biggest hero on the planet. Ever since then I’ve been a Dodger fan.”
Atkins also shared his thoughts about the passing of George Jones. “He was the best to ever hold a microphone. Watching him sing is like watching a great movie, you just get pulled in. He’s the best ever, and it was crazy singing with him on stage.”
We’re looking forward to seeing Rodney on stage here at Stagecoach.
-Sierra Dallas KFRG 95.1/Riverside
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