Songs About Me

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Songs About Me
Studio album by Trace Adkins
Released March 22, 2005
Genre Country, Southern rock
Length 40:48
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Scott Hendricks (all tracks except 4, 7, 11)
Dann Huff (tracks 4, 7, 11)
Trace Adkins chronology
Comin' On Strong
(2003)Comin' On Strong2003
Songs About Me
Dangerous Man
(2006)Dangerous Man2006
Singles from Songs About Me
  1. "Songs About Me"
    Released: December 13, 2004
  2. "Arlington"
    Released: June 11, 2005
  3. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
    Released: October 3, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Songs About Me is the seventh studio album of country music singer Trace Adkins. It was released on March 22, 2005 on Capitol Records Nashville. His highest-selling album to date, it has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA[2] and had sold 1.5 million copies.[3] Singles from this album include the title track, Arlington, and Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. The title track and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" both went to No.2 and Arlington went to No.16 on the U.S. BillboardHot Country Songs charts. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" was also a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 as well.

The track "Metropolis" was originally recorded by Anthony Smith on his 2003 album If That Ain't Country, and Sammy Kershaw on his 2003 album I Want My Money Back.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Songs About Me" Shaye Smith, Ed Hill 3:24
2. "Arlington" Jeremy Spillman, Dave Turnbull 4:07
3. "Find Me a Preacher" Shane Minor, Wendell Mobley 3:43
4. "My Way Back" Neil Thrasher, Tony Martin 3:51
5. "I Wish It Was You" Tom Shapiro, Steve Bogard 4:07
6. "Bring It On" George Teren, Rivers Rutherford 3:42
7. "My Heaven" Chris Wallin, Jim Collins 3:25
8. "Baby I'm Home" Dylan Altman, Fred Wilhelm, Billy Falcon 3:58
9. "Metropolis" Anthony Smith, Wallin 3:20
10. "I Learned How to Love from You" Steve Nathan, Tim Mensy 3:05
11. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" Randy Houser, Dallas Davidson, Jamey Johnson 4:01
Total length: 40:48


Chart performance[edit]

Songs About Me was a No.1 album on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week of April 9–15, 2005. It became a No.11 one on the U.S. Billboard 200 that same year.


Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 11
Preceded by
Kerosene by Miranda Lambert
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 9–15, 2005
Succeeded by
The Right to Bare Arms by Larry the Cable Guy


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US US
2004 "Songs About Me" 2 59
2005 "Arlington" 16 102
"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" 2 30 33
  • US: Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[2] 2× Platinum


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Songs About Me review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "American album certifications – Trace Adkins – Songs About Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ Cashmere, Paul (13 January 2007). "Undercover News: EMI Share Price Drops On Restructure Announcement". Undercover Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 21 March 2011.