All I Ask For Anymore
|"All I Ask For Anymore"|
|Single by Trace Adkins|
|from the album X|
|Released||May 18, 2009|
|Trace Adkins singles chronology|
"All I Ask For Anymore" is a song written by Casey Beathard and Tim James, and recorded by American country music singer Trace Adkins. It was released in May 2009 as the third single from his album X. The song overlapped with the chart run of Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone", on which Adkins is also credited.
The song is a mid-tempo in which the narrator tells of how he used to pray to God and ask for material items, but now wishes only for his family's safety.
CM Wilcox of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs up, stating that while he did not consider it groundbreaking, Adkins gave a strong vocal performance: "Adkins' performance is all manly restraint, an effective counterbalance to the sentimental message. This is one of his most nuanced vocals yet." He also mentioned that he "has a voice like a slab of concrete, seemingly made to deliver sturdy songs of fatherly affection." Thom Jurek of Allmusic said that the song" "arrives with strings, an acoustic guitar, and a pedal steel whispering in that big gritty baritone of Adkins. It's a ballad drenched in personal truth, and gratitude that is profound."
On the week ending December 12, 2009, "All I Ask For Anymore" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 99. It peaked at number 95. In September 2009, it peaked at number 14 on the country chart, as did his previous single, "Marry For Money."
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||14|
|US Billboard Hot 100||95|