X (Trace Adkins album)

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Studio album by Trace Adkins
Released November 25, 2008 (2008-11-25)
Genre Country
Length 45:04
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Frank Rogers
Trace Adkins chronology
American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II
Cowboy's Back in Town
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]
Slant 3/5 stars[2]

X is the tenth 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.


"Muddy Water"[edit]

"Muddy Water" debuted at No. 45 on Billboard Hot Country Songs dated for the week of August 23, 2008.[3] 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]

"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]

"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 2009, 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 charting. It also peaked at No. 5 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.

"I Can't Outrun You" was not released as a single, although it received a music video treatment. It was later covered by Thompson Square on their 2013 album Just Feels Good, whose version was released to country radio on June 23, 2014, and reached a peak of number 52 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

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: 45:04


Chart performance[edit]


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


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


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