Problems. They’re something that we all have and can never seem to escape. But for country folks, their problems are much different than those of their city counterparts.
It’s this whole phenomenon that Trace Adkins explores in one of his new tracks. Appropriately titled “Country Boy Problems,” the song was written by Max T. Barnes and Craig Campbell and was included on Adkins’ new album, Something’s Going On.
Undoubtably one of the rowdiest and most humorous songs on the album, “Country Boy Problems” both celebrates and pokes fun at the problems country folks have to deal with. Just a few of the problems Adkins’ rattles off are having an uncle that makes moonshine too strong and having a girlfriend with legs that are too long.
On the surface, the song seems like it isn’t supposed to be taken seriously. But as Adkins explained in his Story Behind the Song series on his YouTube channel, it actually has a deeper meaning than it appears.
“Let’s just all kind of keep things in perspective,” he said. “Sometimes problems that we think we have, not really that big of a deal. And that’s kinda what this song is about.”
However, Adkins was quick to admit that he’d much rather have “country boy problems” than city problems. “We got ’em, we’ve all got ’em,” he said with a laugh. “I like country boy problems, they’re the best kind to have. Much better than city problems.”
He is right…we’d much rather deal with moonshine that’s too strong than have to handle city traffic!
Adkins has always been good at serving as the driving force behind fun-lovin’ tunes. It’s his vocal delivery that really pushes “Country Boy Problems” to the sky, giving it just the right amount of edginess.
Now that you’ve learned all about the song, it’s time for you to hear “Country Boy Problems.” Check it out in the clip below, then let us know what you think!
Once you’re done, be sure to download a copy of Something’s Going On so you can listen to “Country Boy Problems” and other cool tracks like “Lit” and “Ain’t Just The Whiskey Talkin’.” Get your copy here!