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.
Listen: Muddy Water