Trace Adkins Readies New EP, ‘Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy’

Trace Adkins is gearing up to release new music. The country icon just announced a new EP, which will be…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 20, 2020


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Trace Adkins; Photo by Chase Lauer

Trace Adkins is gearing up to release new music.

The country icon just announced a new EP, which will be available beginning October 16. Dubbed Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy, the project will feature six tracks, including his brand new release, “Just The Way We Do It.

Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy serves as the follow-up to 2017’s Something’s Going On and was produced by Bart Butler.

“It was great to work with Bart and Mickey Jack (Cones) on these handpicked songs from some of my favorite writers,” shared Adkins. “I’m really proud of these songs and looking forward to what’s to come.”

“We released Trace’s first two songs on Verge starting in March of this year,” adds President and COO of Verge Mickey Jack Cones. “Those songs have garnered millions of streams and views in just four short months – more than any songs in his career in that span of time – proving what we already knew. There is a huge demand for Trace Adkins’ music! This EP is an answer to that demand and is sure to leave the listeners wanting more. Get ready…it’s coming!”

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Adkins shared “Just The Way We Do It” ahead of the EP release. Click above to listen.

Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy EP track listing:
1. “Better Off” (Hillary Lindsey/Corey Crowder)
2. “Mind on Fishin’” (Aaron Raitere/Wynn Varble)
3. “Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy” (Justin Lantz/Stephen Wilson)
4. “Big” (TJ Osborne/John Osborne/John Pierce)
5. “Running Into You” (James Slater/Tony Lane)
6. “Just The Way We Do It” (Jeffrey Steele/Danny Myrick/Kip Raines/Bart Allmand)

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.