It's America (song)

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"It's America"
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Single by Rodney Atkins
from the album It's America
Released November 24, 2008
Format CD single
Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:29
Label Curb
Writer(s) Brett James
Angelo Petraglia
Producer(s) Ted Hewitt
Rodney Atkins singles chronology
"Invisibly Shaken"
(2008)
"It's America"
(2008)
"15 Minutes"
(2009)

"It's America" is a song written by Brett James and Angelo Petraglia, and recorded by American country music singer Rodney Atkins. It was released in November 2008 as the first single and title track from the album It's America.

Content[edit]

"It's America" is an up-tempo, backed by banjo, in which the narrator lists off various American images before saying that he is proud to live in the United States. The first verse describes his stopping at a lemonade stand and considering the stand a "picture-perfect postcard", while in the second verse, he describes watching a news story about people voluntary gathering to rebuild their community after a tornado.

Reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song a mixed review.[1] Bjorke called it "a song that aims to reaffirm what made Rodney Atkins a star". He added that although the message was good, the song's production did not fit Atkins' voice and detracted from the lyric.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"It's America" debuted at #57 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated November 29, 2008, and entered the Top 40 in its third chart week. The song became his fifth Number One on the chart dated May 2, 2009.

Chart (2008–2009) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 44
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 17
Preceded by
"Here Comes Goodbye"
by Rascal Flatts
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

May 2-May 9, 2009
Succeeded by
"She's Country"
by Jason Aldean

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt. "Rodney Atkins – "It's America" Single Review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Rodney Atkins – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Rodney Atkins. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Rodney Atkins – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rodney Atkins. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009.