Trace Adkins performs “I’m Tryin'” Official video Music.

The song reached # 6 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs. Was included in Trace's fifth studio album, Chrome (Capitol 2001)

YouTube Trace Adkins Channel
YouTube Trace Adkins Channel

I’m Tryin’:

Single cover Trace Adkins ( Capital 2001 )
Single cover Trace Adkins ( Capital 2001 )

A song written by Jeffrey Steele, Chris Wallin, and Anthony Smith, was recorded by Trace Adkins for the Capitol label, recorded in April 2001, between Emerald Sound Studio studios, 1033 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN and Soundshop Studio, 1307 Division St., Nashville, TN. In the recording of the album, Trace was accompanied by: Brent Mason (guitar), JT Corenflos (guitar), Dann Huff (guitar), Pat Buchanan (guitar), Jerry MacPherson (guitar), Biff Watson (guitar), B.James Lowry (guitar), Michael Spriggs (guitar), Paul Franklin and Steve Hinson (steel) , Alison Prestwood (bass), Lonnie Wilson, Mike Brignardello, Chris McHugh, and Greg Morrow (drums), Larry Franklin and Aubry Hayne (fiddle), Matt Rollings, Steve Nathan, John Hobbs, Tim Akers and Tony Harrell (piano and keyboards), Trey Bruce and Eric Darken (percussion), Brian D. Siewert (synthesizer), Tim Coats (jewharp), Jonathan Yudkin (mandolin, violin and cello) and Thomas Flora, Wes Hightower, Russell Terrell and Curtis Wright (background vocals) With the production of Dan Huff, the song was released on July 2, 2001, on December 15, 2001, reached # 6 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs.

Album cover Trace Adkins ( Capitol 2001 )
Album cover Trace Adkins ( Capitol 2001 )

The song was included in Trace’s fifth studio album, Chrome (Capitol 2001), the album was released on October 9, 2001, and on October 27 reached number # 4 on the US Top Country Albums charts. He kept 93 weeks on the charts. It has also been certified gold by the RIAA.

“I’m Tryin ‘” is a mid-tempo narrated by a recently divorced man who is facing troubles in his life, such as working double shifts just to make enough money to pay alimony to his ex-wife. In the chorus, the male expresses his struggles.

Trace Adkins – I’m Tryin’ Lyrics

This gettin up early, pulling double shifts,
Gonna make an old man of me long before I ever get rich.
But I’m tryin
It’s been two years since we’ve finalized,
I still ain’t used to puttin ex in front of wife.
But I’m tryin.
Send more money right away, is pretty much all she has to say when she
Calls these days and don’t you be late

But all I can do, is all I can do and I keep on tryin
And all I can be is all I can be and I keep on tryin
There’s always a mountain in front of me,
Seems I’m always climbin and fallin and climbin
But I keep on tryin

I remember daddy sayin keep your eye on the ball, run like hell, play to win,
Get up when you fall
I’m tryin
Don’t say nothin that you can’t take back
Never do anything you might regret
No don’t do that
Daddy I’m tryin
Know the difference between heaven and hell
Go easy on the bottle be hard on yourself
And I know he meant well

But all I can do, is all I can do and I keep on tryin
And all I can be is all I can be and I keep on tryin
There’s always a mountain in front of me,
Seems I’m always climbin and fallin and climbin
But I keep on tryin

There’s always a mountain in front of me
Seems I’m always climbin and stumblin
And then fallin’
And then climbin’
But I keep on tryin’

This gettin up early pullin double shifts
Gonna make an old man of me
Long before I ever get rich
But I’m tryin’

Single Trace Adkins ( Capitol 2001 )
Single Trace Adkins ( Capitol 2001 )

Miquel Batlle
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