Trace Adkins‘ latest anthem “Tough People Do” has been rushed out to all digital retailers over the holiday weekend after his performance of the single at a charity concert in Tampa, Florida. He introduced the song as one “for all of us” and is his latest American anthemic tune to hit airwaves – on talk radio! The single has drummed up debate on if it was an American anthem or a political one.
Trace explained what the song meant to him in an interview with ABC radio:
“I’m just really proud of the song, and to me, the song just says — sometimes we need to be reminded of who we are, where we come from and what our history is. We’ve made it through tougher times than this.”
The song was a co-write by Chris DuBois, Jason Matthews and Joel Shewmake and will appear on Trace’s upcoming album. There’s no title or release date yet for his new album which will once again be on Show Dog-Universal Records.
“My grandma was the toughest old woman I ever saw in my life,” Trace told Mansfield. “She’d still work in the garden with an old push-plow until her late 70s. Just the toughest old woman I ever knew and, at the same time, the godliest creature that I ever knew. That’s the point of this song. That’s what we have in our DNA. That’s what we come from.”
Check out the lyric video of Trace’s new message. Do you agree with the song?