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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Trace takes his 'Swing'

Baseball and music have always gone hand in hand.

There was the famous Joe DiMaggio line in "Mrs. Robinson." John Fogerty begged "put me in coach, I'm ready to play" in "Centerfield." Alabama then told of a small town's love affair with its minor-league team in "Cheap Seats."

Now Sarepta's own Trace Adkins is adding baseball to his musical landscape. Well, sort of. Adkins', a former Louisiana Tech football player, new single is called "Swing" and it incorporates two of America's favorite pasttimes -- baseball and pickup lines.

While mixing in play-by-play type narration behind tales of a group of buddies trying to pick up a woman, Adkins has created a ballpark-type feel in the song that climbed to No. 22 on the country charts this weekend.

Though it remains to be seen if Adkins connects with "Swing," it is definitely worth a listen if for no other reason to crack a smile or shake your head.


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