Country Pop Bites: Rodney Atkins – September 8
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2007 Rodney Atkins climbed to #1 on the Billboard chart with "These Are My People"?
It’s true! Check out the video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Rodney Atkins.
- Rodney Allan Atkins was born on March 28, 1968 in Knoxville, TN, and not long afterwards was put up for adoption.
- He was a sickly infant, and two couples who had taken him home brought him back again. A third couple, Allan and Margaret Atkins adopted him, and even though he had medical problems, they would not give him up.
- It wasn't until he was in high school that he received his first guitar, and he began to play in events and festivals in the area
- After high school, he attended college at Tennessee Tech, where he continued to work at various jobs to help pay for his education.
- His musical influences are Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, ZZ Top and Ray Charles.