The third single from Take a Back Road
is an uplifting cut that finds Atkins encouraging listeners not to get bogged down by life's troubles. "Rodney Clawson wrote that song. It's about your happy switch," said the singer to The Boot
. "You choose to be happy, and in life we have as many good days as bad days. I try to find and record those songs that pull you through the bad days, and keep you believing that the good days are just around the corner.
Sometimes it's just a matter of singing [Atkins sings] 'oh, oh, oh' when you feel that thing in your head, where you're stressed out or messed up. It's crazy, but it works. It carries you through some tough times.
I see the crowd singing 'Rock 'N Roll' or 'Back Road
' at my concerts ... they are anthems and they lift up your life."