Trace Adkins has been around for a long time, perhaps even been counted out once or twice along the way. He’s had a handful of big singles that have brought back some forward momentum when his career has started to lull.
But even when he has faltered, it usually hasn’t been because of a lack of good material or good vocal performances. But therein lies the rub: his material and vocal performances are usually good, not great.
“This Ain’t No Love Song” continues that pattern. This is a good song, and he sings it well. But it’s not a great song, and he doesn’t sing it well enough to elevate it beyond what it already is.
Listen: This Ain’t No Love Song