X (Trace Adkins album)

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X
Studio album by Trace Adkins
Released November 25, 2008 (2008-11-25)
Genre Country
Length 49:08
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Frank Rogers
Trace Adkins chronology
American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II
(2007)
X
(2008)
Cowboy's Back in Town
(2010)
Singles from X
  1. "Muddy Water"
    Released: August 4, 2008
  2. "Marry for Money"
    Released: January 12, 2009
  3. "All I Ask For Anymore"
    Released: May 18, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The 9513 4/5 stars[2]
Slant 3/5 stars[3]

X is the eighth studio album by American country music artist Trace Adkins. The album's name is the Roman numeral for ten, as counting his two Greatest Hits packages it is his tenth album overall. X was released November 25, 2008 on Capitol Records Nashville. The album includes the singles "Muddy Water", "Marry for Money" and "All I Ask For Anymore", all of which have charted in the Top 40 on Hot Country Songs, with the latter two becoming Top 20 hits.

Content[edit]

"Muddy Water"[edit]

"Muddy Water" debuted at No. 45 on Billboard Hot Country Songs dated for the week of August 23, 2008.[4] It spent eighteen weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 22 on the week of December 6, 2008 and holding that position for three weeks. The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy.

"Marry for Money"[edit]

Main article: Marry for Money

"Marry for Money" is the album's second single release. The song debuted at No. 47 on U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart the week of January 17, 2009. It spent seventeen weeks on the chart, reaching a peak of No. 14 on the week of April 11, 2009.

"All I Ask For Anymore"[edit]

Main article: All I Ask For Anymore

"All I Ask For Anymore" is the album's third single, released to radio on May 4, 2009. It was written by Casey Beathard and Tim James.

Other songs[edit]

After Adkins performed "'Til the Last Shot's Fired" live at the Academy of Country Music awards in April, the song received unsolicited airplay which brought it to No. 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart while "Marry for Money" was active. "'Til the Last Shot's Fired" also peaked at No. 5 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 based on downloads.

"I Can't Outrun You" was not released as a single, although it was made into a music video before the release of "Marry for Money." It was covered by Thompson Square on their 2013 album Just Feels Good.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sweet"   Kelly Garrett, Kendal Marvel, Tim Owens 3:07
2. "Happy to Be Here"   Patrick Jason Matthews, Jim McCormick, Mike Mobley 3:15
3. "All I Ask For Anymore"   Casey Beathard, Tim James 3:57
4. "Let's Do That Again"   Jim Beavers, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton 3:41
5. "Hauling One Thing"   Monty Criswell, Tim Mensy 3:34
6. "Better Than I Thought It'd Be"   Jay Knowles, Marvel 3:41
7. "Marry for Money"   Jimmy Melton, Dave Turnbull 3:04
8. "Til the Last Shot's Fired"   Rob Crosby, Doug Johnson 4:59
9. "I Can't Outrun You"   Ben Glover, Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers 3:36
10. "Hillbilly Rich"   David Frasier, David Lee, Johnny Park 3:31
11. "Sometimes a Man Takes a Drink"   Larry Cordle, Amanda Martin 4:44
12. "Muddy Water"   Criswell, Rick Huckaby 3:55
Total length:
49:08

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 32
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US
[5]
CAN
2008 "Muddy Water" 22 109
2009 "Marry for Money" 14 98 84
"All I Ask For Anymore" 14 95
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country US
2009 "'Til the Last Shot's Fired" 50 105

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "X review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Malec, Jim. "Album Review: Trace Adkins – X (Ten)". The 9513. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Album Review: X". Slant. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chart listing for "Muddy Water"". Billboard. 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2009-06-02. [dead link]
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 20. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.