I'm Tryin'

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"I'm Tryin'"
Trace Adkins - I'm Tryin'.jpg
Single by Trace Adkins
from the album Chrome
B-side"Chrome"[1]
ReleasedJuly 2, 2001
GenreCountry
Length4:45 (album version)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)Jeffrey Steele
Anthony Smith
Chris Wallin
Producer(s)Dann Huff
Trace Adkins singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Love You Anyway"
(2000)
"I'm Tryin'"
(2001)
"Help Me Understand"
(2002)

"I'm Tryin'" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele, Chris Wallin, and Anthony Smith and recorded by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It released in July 2001 as the lead-off single from his album Chrome. It peaked at number 6 in the United States.

Content[edit]

"I'm Tryin'" is a mid-tempo narrated by a recently divorced man who is facing troubles in his life, such as working double shifts just to make enough money to pay alimony to his ex-wife. In the chorus, the male expresses his struggles.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann, and was filmed in Canada.

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[2]

  • Trace Adkins — lead vocals
  • Mike Brignardello — bass guitar
  • Eric Darken — percussion
  • Paul Franklin — steel guitar
  • Dann Huff — electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry — acoustic guitar
  • Brent Mason — electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan — keyboards
  • Russell Terrell — background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson — drums
  • Jonathan Yudkin — violin, cello, mandocello

Chart positions[edit]

"I'm Tryin'" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 7, 2001.

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 44

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 53
Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 18. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Chrome (CD booklet). Trace Adkins. Capitol Records. 2002. 30618.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Trace Adkins Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Trace Adkins Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved August 13, 2012.

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