Muddy Water (Trace Adkins song)
|Single by Trace Adkins|
|from the album X|
|Released||August 4, 2008|
|Trace Adkins singles chronology|
"Muddy Water" is a song recorded by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released in August 2008 as the first single from his eighth studio album, X. The song was written by Monty Criswell and Rick Huckaby.
Adkins said of the song, "That has haunted me -- because it just spoke to me. I related to it. That's the way my life is."
Leeann Ward of Country Universe gave the song an B grade, writing that Adkins "sings this song of redemption with power, but does not cross the line of vocal theatrics" and "the production accurately presents the swanky southern rock sound that one might imagine from a song with its title." In his review of the album, The 9513 reviewer Jim Malec says that the song "aptly does what it sets out to do without being really memorable or particularly moving."
The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in October 2008. Stephen Baldwin stars in the video. The church where the video was filmed, the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, was destroyed by a fire in July 2009.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||22|
|US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100||9|
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