Trace Adkins, “Muddy Water”

Maybe he was helped by his stint in a gospel quartet, but Trace Adkins’ voice sounds like it was specifically made to sing gospel music. He sings this song of redemption with power, but does not cross the line of vocal theatrics. Instead, his voice is strong while sounding as though he is singing with complete ease.

While “Muddy Water” isn’t overwhelmingly engaging, it is very well executed. Furthermore, the production accurately presents the swanky southern rock sound that one might imagine from a song with its title.

Grade: B

Listen: Muddy Water

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7 Responses to Trace Adkins, “Muddy Water”

  1. Aeroyacine

    I love this man ; so new single mean new album

  2. You’re Gonna Miss This received a B- in its review and ended up number one for weeks, so with a B, Muddy Water is doing well.

    I haven’t heard the studio mix, but have listened to the U-Tube version a dozen times. I love the soul Trace puts into this song, no pun intended.

  3. LeeannNo Gravatar

    Laura,

    You probably can’t really compare the two grades too closely, because there are two people who write reviews for the site. I wrote this one and Kevin wrote the review for “Your Gonna Miss This.” While we both try to be as fair as possible with our reviews, I’m sure we grade songs a little differently.

  4. karen

    i just love this new song!!!! his music keeps getting better nad better!!!!!!!!!!!1

  5. RhondaNo Gravatar

    The first time I heard his voice I was hooked. I’ve been an ardent fan for 12 years
    and just love to hear him sing. Muddy Waters gave me butterf;ies and I love it.

  6. KimNo Gravatar

    Trace is one of a small group of country artists today that can sing songs with such conviction. When he sings and puts so much heart and soul into telling a story you get the sense that he’s actually feeling, or felt, the situation. I have a hard time listening to an artist who’s never experienced parenthood sing about what it’s like watching their child grow up. That’s why I’ll probably always be a fan of Trace’s music. He believes in what he’s singing and it always shows.

  7. PatrickNo Gravatar

    Yeah, its an alright song

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