Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins


3/28/1969, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Birth Name

Rodney Atkins


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Rodney Atkins has made his mark with his smash hit "If You're Going Through Hell." Rodney was adopted as an infant from the Holston Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee. He was a very sick child and finally found a family that would take him. He had…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Rodney Atkins performs between ten and fifteen concerts for charity a year. On December of 2007, he performed a concert for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. It was organized by Paul Trudel, whose daughter, Maddie, died of bone cancer at age 7. The concert honored her and she has made a big impression on Rodney Atkins.

    • In 2006, Rodney Atkins won "Top New Male Vocalist" at the Academy of Country Music awards.

    • On October 25, 2006, Rodney Atkins performed at the hospital bedside of a seven year old little girl named Madeleine Rose Trudel who was suffering from bone cancer. She later died on November 26, 2006. He performed her favorite song "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)."

    • In November of 2007, Rodney Atkins performed during the National Adoption Month ceremony at the White Bush. President Bush was in attendance during the event. Atkins got a VIP tour of the White House and even got to bowl in the President's bowling alley.

    • One of Rodney Atkins' hobbies is playing baseball.

    • Rodney Atkins debut album was called Honesty, which was released in 2003.

    • Rodney Atkins' first number one single was "If You're Going Through Hell."

    • Rodney Atkins co-produced and co-wrote six songs on his 2006 album If You're Going Through Hell.

    • Rodney Atkins recorded his latest album If You're Going Through Hell in his studio at his house.

    • Rodney Atkins album If You're Going Through Hell sold more than 55,000 copies with in the first week that it was released.

    • Rodney Atkins discography includes: Honesty released in 2003 If You're Going Through Hell released in 2006.

    • Rodney Atkins co-wrote 8 out of the 12 songs on his album called Honesty.

    • If Rodney Atkins acted in a movie, he would like to co-star with John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, or Robert Deniro.

    • Rodney Atkins is addicted to his chap stick.

    • Rodney Atkins would like to do a duet with Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.

    • Rodney Atkins can play the guitar.

    • The first song that Rodney Atkins performed live was "Away in a Manger."

    • Rodney Atkins has worked as a carpenter, a delivery truck driver, and a repo-man.

    • Rodney Atkins' wife's name is Tammy Jo.

    • Rodney Atkins is 6'4" tall.

    • Rodney Atkins started recording his first album in 1997, but never released it because he didn't like the finished product.

    • Rodney Atkins got his first guitar as a Christmas present, while he was in high school.

    • Rodney Atkins met his future wife while he was driving a delivery truck.

    • Rodney Atkins has a son named Elijah.

    • Rodney Atkins' debut album was called Honesty, which was released in 2003. He had previously recorded an album called Rodney Atkins in 1997, but it was never released.

    • Rodney Atkins' first number one single was "If You're Going Through Hell."

    • Rodney Atkins has a record contract with Curb Records.

    • Rodney Atkins worked at the Woodland Residential Center, in Tennessee, as a clinical counselor.

    • Rodney Atkins majored in psychology at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee.

    • Rodney Atkins was adopted as an infant and is a spokesperson for the National Adoption Council.

  • Quotes

    • Rodney Atkins: I was traveling back and forth doing writers' nights, playing everywhere I possibly could. I was playing restaurants, bars and shopping malls. One time, I sang at a wedding in a grocery store.

    • Rodney Atkins: It was such a comfortable process doing vocals this way. I'm home. I'm singing when I feel like it. My little boy would be sitting in the floor behind me coloring. It was during the winter when I was working on this. So I could go check the stove and see if I needed some more wood on the fire.

    • Rodney Atkins: (talking abouut playing the Grand Ole Opry for the first time) It was unbelievable. Playing the Opry is like playing in church. It's such an honor and it's amazing to realize the history of that place. It's the coolest thing in the world.

    • Rodney Atkins: Artists search and search for songs that will connect for a new artist because the familiarity is so low. People don't know what you look like. It's just so unbelievable to find a song that people are relating to. To have a song that people will actually pick up the phone and call the station to ask. It's a blessing.

  • I'm a real Rodney Atkins fan

    Rodney Atkins is so handsome. He has such a good voice, too. I also like the cap he wears on his head, I just think Rodney is so talented. I have not heard his hit 'Honesty (Write Me A List)' much. I really love his hit 'If You're Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)'. That's also the titled-track to his new CD that was released on July 18, 2006. I like his hit 'Watching You', too. I love the part where he sang about his son saying the four-letter cuss word that started with 'S'. I just think Rodney is handsome and talented.moreless