The Bottom Line
- "Then Came The Night"
- "Comin' On Strong"
- "One Nightstand"
- Fifth studio album.
- Songs are more mature in subject matter.
- Co-produced by Scott Hendricks and Trey Bruce.
Guide Review - Comin' On Strong - Trace Adkins
Along with the change in style from the more pop-leaning songs off 'Chrome' comes a more mature subject matter, starting with the spicy debut single from the album, "Hot Mama." The song speaks of a man telling his wife that even though she may not still fit in those jeans she wore when she was 17, he still sees her as incredibly sexy, and she still turns him on.
The title cut has the makings of a No. 1 song. The guy in the song is involved with a woman who is being aggressive in the relationship and it's scaring him, but he just lets her. He sings, "She's comin' on strong from out of nowhere. She's some kind of sweet and I'm some kind of scared..."
Fans of Tommy Shane Steiner will recognize "Then Came The Night," and I love Trace's arrangement of the song. I hope he releases it as a single.
On "Missing You," Trace sings about being an oil worker, and missing his lady. This is one Trace can really relate to as he used to be an oil driller himself, and you can really hear the pain in his voice.
"One Nightstand" is about a man who faces the consequences of a one night stand. "Rough and Ready" closes the album with a look at a guy who is blue collar, don't-take-no-crap, what you see is what you get type of guy. Lots of fun!
If you like your country traditional, with some spice, this is the album for you.