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Rodney Atkins @The Stage on Bay

THE Stage on Bay brings more chart-topping country to Savannah.

Rodney Atkins hit the Billboard charts in 1997 with "In a Heartbeat." After a break, he returned in the early 2000s with singles "Sing Along," "My Old Man," and Top 10 hit "Honesty (Write Me a List)."

2006’s “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” won fans with its quick banjo licks and relatable lyricism. It marked the beginning of a new era for Atkins—the image of an Everyman who dons baseball caps and sings songs about life that speak to his audience members. Those songs check off the country boxes too, with images of trucks, cotton fields, cows, peaches, and pretty girls. If You’re Going Through Hell produced additional hits like “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” “These Are My People,” and “Watching You.” It was the first country album to include four number 1 singles since Tim McGraw’s Set This Circus Down.

His last album, Take a Back Road, featured a number-one single of the same name. The hit was named “Song of the Year” at the 2012 BMI Awards.

Friday, April 7, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $37.50-57.50, all-ages