If You're Going Through Hell (before The Devil Even Knows) (Single)
Released: Jan 2006
Label: Powerhouse Records
Damn, it's getting more and more difficult to differentiate new country crooning from contemporary Christian music. Like many of his saved contemporaries, Rodney Atkins puts his faith into his formula. On this narrative single about tying yourself to the proverbial mast when the storm hits hard and hellish, Atkins sings about temptation, angels and devils over a boot-stomping roadhouse rhythm with traditionally twangy instruments and pop hooks that are catchier than a crown of thorns.