- Released: November 2, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: EMI Special Products
Entertainment Weekly - 11/26/99, p.99
"...suprisingly brave....Adkins, who owns one of country's most sonorous baritones, looks more like a star every minute." - Rating: B+
Country Music People (1/00, pp.24-6) - 4 out of 5
- "...good songs...delivered in Adkins' trademark lazy, sleepy baritone....a pleasing and solid, above-average album..."
- 2.I'm Gonna Love You Anyway
- 3.She's Still There
- 5.Can I Want Your Love
- 6.Don't Lie
- 7.Working Man's Wage
- 8.The Night He Can't Remember
- 9.I Can Dig It
- 10.Everything Takes Me Back
- 11.All Hat, No Cattle
- 12.Every Other Friday At Five
Personnel includes: Trace Adkins (vocals); Michael Spriggs, Paul Worley, Ray Benson (acoustic guitar); J.T. Corenflos (electric & gut string guitar); Pat Buchanan (electric & slide guitar); Brent Mason (electric guitar); Steve Hinson (steel & lap steel guitar); Jonathan Yudkin (mandolin, fiddle); Rob Hajacos, Larry Franklin (fiddle); The Siewart String Thing (strings); Michael Francis (saxophone); Tony Harrell (piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards); John Hobbs (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer); Brian D. Siewert (synthesizer); Glenn Worf, Alison Prestwood (bass); Greg Morrow (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Wes Hightower, Liana Manis, Curtis Wright (background vocals).
Producers: Trey Bruce, Paul Worley, Ray Benson.
Engineers: David Buchanan, Bob Clark, Larry Seyer.
Recorded at The Sound Kitchen, Cool Springs, Tennessee and Bismeaux Studios, Austin, Texas.
Personnel: Ray Benson (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Michael Spriggs, Paul Worley (acoustic guitar); Jason Roberts (electric guitar, fiddle); J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar); Cindy Cashdollar, Steve Hinson (steel guitar); Johnny Gimble, Larry Franklin (fiddle); Michael Francis (saxophone); John Hobbs (piano, synthesizer); Chris Booher, Floyd Domino (piano); Joe Chemay (bass guitar); David Sanger , Greg Morrow (drums); Curtis Wright, Troy Johnson , Wes Hightower, Liana Manis, David Earl Miller (background vocals).
Photographer: Pamela Springsteen.
Trace Adkins' imposing stature, baritone voice, and electrifying live shows set him apart from other "hat acts," but with his third album, MORE, its Adkins' choice of material that truly puts him head and shoulders above the rest. MORE is a fine collection of mature, pure country songs, each sung with a depth of emotion that suggests Adkins has lived every one of these lines.
In the powerful "Don't Lie," he's the man begging his wife not to sugarcoat the fact that she's leaving him for someone else. In "Every Other Friday at Five," he's the divorced father, dying inside because he doesn't see his kids enough. And in "The Night He Can't Remember," he's the reformed alcoholic whose final fall off the wagon cost him his relationship. Adkins lightens up on a few tracks--"I Can Dig It" is a sharp, funny two-stepper, while "All Hat & No Cattle" is a Western swingin' put-down of urban cowboys--but MORE's strength is the sad songs. Don't miss "She's Still There," a heart-wrenching track whose subject matter is so unique, it'll take you a few listenings to fully digest its emotional impact. Message to Mr. Adkins: MORE, please.