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Trace Adkins' strong first single on the Show Dog label signals a new chapter in his career and serves as the initial taste of his new album, due in August. Penned by Tony Lane, Marcel and David Lee, "This Ain't No Love Song" describes a man coping with a relationship's demise. Adkins uses his gift for interpreting a great lyric to infuse this breakup tune with the right mix of denial, ache, resignation and kiss-my-butt attitude that will surely resonate with listeners. One of the industry's most underrated vocalists, Adkins has always scored well at country radio but has yet to rack up major industry awards. Here's hoping this new deal and a fresh start yield even greater success for this talented artist. --Deborah Evans Price
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