Mar 9 2018
If you’ve ever met Dave Adkins, you might ﬁnd yourself surprised to ﬁnd the larger-than-life persona on stage is exactly that off stage, as well. He’s a powerhouse of talent, and his vocals, songwriting, and excitable stage presence simply astound audiences, drawing them
in almost instantaneously within the ﬁrst few moments of a live performance experience.
Right Or Wrong personiﬁes everything that makes up Dave Adkins. The album kicks off into high gear with
“Blue Blue Rain” – a sureﬁre future hit with fans who lean more toward the traditional side of bluegrass. Following suit are “Him And West Virginia,” “Roll Little River,” and the album’s successful ﬁrst single, “Blood Feud (Hatﬁelds & McCoys),” a duet/co-write with Larry Cordle. But beyond the traditional sound that Dave presents so well on this new album for Mountain Fever Records, are some real gems that touch the heart and show the softer side of Adkins. “Goodbye Caroline” is so melodically beautiful that you almost forget it’s a song about leaving. And “I Can Only Imagine,” a remake of the very popular song ﬁrst recorded by Christian rock group Mercy Me, is anything but a copy of the original. Dave effectually delivers each lyric with true believability, poignancy, and heart. As with all of Dave’s earlier releases, Right Or Wrong showcases his craft as a songwriter, but it’s important to note Dave’s penchant for being part of an incredible songwriting community that includes Jerry Salley, Eli Johnston, Blake Grisham, Greg Preece, Bart Millard, Terry Foust, Mitchell Brown, Carl Caldwell, Craig Lackey, Kenneth Johnson, Ray Bruce, Daniel Salyer, Dave Morris, and Dawn Kenney, all of whom have credits on this project.