Trace Adkins Returns With New Single, ‘Better Off’

After signing a record deal with Verge Records, Trace Adkins has unveiled his brand new single, “Better Off.” Written by…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 23, 2020


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After signing a record deal with Verge Records, Trace Adkins has unveiled his brand new single, “Better Off.

Written by Hillary Lindsey, Corey Crowder and Liz Rose, the sultry mid-tempo track turns up the heat with lyrics like “Those thoughts in your head and/ Those pillows on your bed and/ That dress these lights/ They’re all better off.”

To coincide with the release of the song, Adkins also shared a brand new music video with fans.

“I wanted to do a performance style video where I could use my band, so we started there,” he shared with CMT. “[Director] Mike Stryker suggested using the dancers to add some elegance. The fact that the dancers also happen to be a couple added authenticity to their scenes.”

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Produced by Bart Butler, “Better Off” is lead single from Adkins’ forthcoming new album.

Adkins will soon take his new music on the road with The Way I Wanna Go Tour 2020. Fans can visit Trace Adkins’ official website for additional details.

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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.