The feel-good track narrates how a Jesus-lovin’ southern man chooses to skip church on a Sunday just to go fishing. “There might be a few people talkin’ bad about me / When they see that I’m a-missin’ / But I’d rather be on the lake with my mind on God / Than in church with my mind on fishin’,” Adkins sings on the chorus with his signature country baritone.
“As a man who still likes to fish about every evening, ‘Mind On Fishin’’ is very relatable to me,” Adkins shared with One Country. “The song, co-written by one of my favorite writers, Wynn Varble, along with Aaron Raitiere, humorously tells the story of a struggle we have all faced a time or two.”
In the accompanying music video, the protagonist, played by country star T. Graham Brown, was visibly torn between his spiritual Sunday obligation and leisurely desire. However, despite initial hesitation, Brown follows his heart and finds a good middle ground: he chooses to worship on the lake—with a fishing rod and bible in his hand for his weekly Sunday conversation with God.
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Trace Adkins (@traceadkins) on
“‘Mind On Fishin’ was one of the first tracks Trace and his team played me after Trace signed with Verge,” shared Mickey Jack Cones, president and COO of Verge. “I’ve loved it since the first listen. It’s an honest, feel good, uptempo, positive song – which are usually the ingredients of a potential hit. Not to mention, the song is fitting for the times since we’re unable to congregate in Church due to social distancing.”
Prior to this, Adkins released “Better Off,” his debut release with Verge Records. Both tracks will be included in the country singer’s upcoming EP.
Watch the video for “Mind On Fishin’” above, and listen to Trace Adkins’ music below.