Dangerous Man

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Dangerous Man
Studio album by Trace Adkins
Released August 15, 2006 (2006-08-15)
Genre Country
Length 61:44
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Frank Rogers (Tracks 1 - 4 and 8 - 11)
Dann Huff (Tracks 5, 6, 12, and 13)
Casey Beathard, Kenny Beard, and Trace Adkins (Track 7)
Trace Adkins chronology
Songs About Me
Dangerous Man
American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II
Singles from Dangerous Man
  1. "Swing"
    Released: May 15, 2006
  2. "Ladies Love Country Boys"
    Released: September 18, 2006
  3. "I Wanna Feel Something"
    Released: April 16, 2007

Dangerous Man is the eighth studio album by country music singer Trace Adkins, released on August 15, 2006 on Capitol Records Nashville. The album produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 2006 and mid-2007. The first of these, "Swing", reached number 20 while the second single, "Ladies Love Country Boys", became his second number one hit and his first since "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" in 1997. The third single, "I Wanna Feel Something", reached number 25 on the same chart. Overall, Dangerous Man is certified Gold by the RIAA.

The track "I Came Here to Live" was previously recorded by Brad Cotter on his 2004 debut album Patient Man.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Entertainment Weekly B−[1]
Slant Magazine 1/5 stars[2]
Stylus Magazine B[3]

Thomas Inskeep of Stylus Magazine praised the album's collection of country party tracks and soft introspective ballads that allow Adkins to show not only his brand of reckless attitude but also show honest sincerity where Songs About Me failed to deliver, concluding that, "Whether his tempo’s fast or slow, the subject matter lascivious or tender, the mood is consistent across Dangerous Man. It sounds like Adkins has finally nailed down who he is as an artist, and by all accounts, it’s not much different from who he is as a man (by all accounts): a good ol’ boy from Louisiana who’s fully embraced it, and found a set of songs that express it. In doing so, he’s made the most complete album of his career."[3] Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly was put-off by the album's mood-shifts between tracks either being endearing or salacious, but praised tracks like "I Wanna Feel Something" and "The Stubborn One" for finding the right balance, saying that "Both prove Adkins can grab us by our hearts and minds... when he's not so fixated on ogling rears or thumping chests."[1] Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine heavily criticized the album for being one of the worst the Nashville music assembly line has to offer, with hook-less guitar-driven tracks and cornball ballads being delivered through Adkins' limited range as a performer, concluding that it "isn't awful in any of the creative or important ways that would make it truly dangerous, but in perpetuating every unfortunate, ugly stereotype of the genre, Dangerous Man is still an embarrassment."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dangerous Man" Craig Wiseman, Brad Crisler 3:19
2. "Ladies Love Country Boys" Jamey Johnson, George Teren, Rivers Rutherford 3:42
3. "I Came Here to Live" Tony Lane 4:29
4. "Swing" Chris Stapleton, Frank Rogers 3:38
5. "Ain't No Woman Like You" Casey Beathard, Michael White 3:41
6. "Southern Hallelujah" Dann Huff, Darrell Brown, Jay DeMarcus 4:10
7. "I Wanna Feel Something" David Lee, Lane 3:49
8. "High" Pam Rose, Catt Gravitt, Gerald O'Brien 3:50
9. "Fightin' Words" Tim James, Kendall Marvel 4:00
10. "The Stubborn One" Liz Hengber, Fred Wilhelm 3:53
11. "Ride" Wiseman, Peter Kvint 3:58
12. "Words Get in the Way" Troy Verges, Aimee Mayo, Gordie Sampson 4:15
13. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" (video remix) Randy Houser, Dallas Davidson, Johnson 4:00

DVD extras[edit]

The "Dangerous Man" CD features a DVD that includes three bonus audio remixes of "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk": A country club mix, a 70's groove mix, and a eurofunk mix. The DVD also features three bonus music videos, for "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", "Arlington", and "Swing". In addition, the DVD features behind-the-scenes footage and access to ringtones.


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 3
Preceded by
Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 2–15, 2006
Succeeded by
Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US
2006 "Swing" 20 76 75
"Ladies Love Country Boys" 1 61
2007 "I Wanna Feel Something" 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold


  1. ^ a b Willman, Chris (August 14, 2006). "Dangerous Man review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Keefe, Jonathan (August 22, 2006). "Album Review: Dangerous Man". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Inskeep, Thomas (September 20, 2006). "Trace Adkins - Dangerous Man - Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Trace Adkins – Dangerous Man". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH