Just Fishin'

Album: Proud To Be Here (2011)
Charted: 61

Songfacts®:

  • American Country music artist Trace Adkins is a doting father of five daughters, (Tarah, Sarah, Mackenzie, Brianna, Trinity) and in the first single from his tenth studio album, he sings about spending time with his girls. "'Just Fishin',' sounds like it's some redneck thing, but it's a song about a father going fishing with his little girl, and she thinks it's just fishin', but it's about much more than that," Adkins told The Boot. "As a father of daughters, it hit all the right buttons. I've taught all my girls to fish, and it's about the lessons that you learn from teaching your children to fish. It's the time that you spend together doing it. That's what's really important."
  • The Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill penned tune was originally earmarked to be the lead single from Adkins' Cowboy's Back In Town album. "The folks at [my label] Show Dog-Universal wanted it to be the first single, and I said no," he explained to The Boot. "I had just come off of 'You're Gonna Miss This,' and this song is very much in the same vein. I said, 'I don't want those songs that close together. We need to spread them out.' I knew that if I put that song on this album, they would really want to release it too early. So I kept it."
  • The song's music video was filmed on Adkins' property south of Nashville and features his youngest daughter. Adkins had put his other daughters in other videos, and felt it was Trinity's turn to be in one.

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