Rodney Atkins’ Son Plays His Younger Self in ‘Thank God for You’ Music Video
Rodney Atkins' "Thank God for You" video is a family affair — fans will recognize a few familiar faces, including his eldest son, Elijah, and his wife, Rose Falcon.
Elijah, 18, stars in the video, playing a younger version of his dad throughout the first half of the video. Atkins has most certainly showed Elijah a thing or two over the years, as he fits the role just perfectly.
The country star goes back to his roots, singing us through his journey thus far while showing how thankful he is for everyone in his life. The video brings us to a dive bar where Elijah represents his father up on stage, performing for a beer-drinking crowd.
While the song depicts Atkins' life and how appreciative he is for his loved ones, he didn't write the song. Atkins' "Thank God for You" was penned by Blake Chaffin, Jon McElroy, Logan Mize and Randy Montana.
"I wanted a song that said thank you to not only my wife and family, but to all the fans, to the record labels, the booking agents - to all the people that have kin of believed in me and stuck with me," the country singer tells Billboard.
Atkins quite literally shows us why he thanks God for the days on his front porch swinging, to the nights he spends performing onstage. The singer's younger son, Ryder, and the family's newest addition, Scout, also make their debut in the video.
The refreshing tune was originally delivered to country radio in August of 2019 through Curb Records. It is the second single to be released following the title track from the 50-year-old's fifth studio album, Caught Up in the Country.
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