Rodney Atkins is back with another future hit song on his hands, 'Take a Back Road.' Penned by Rhett Akins, who also co-wrote Atkins' last. Rodney Atkins: Take a Back Road Live () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. "Take a Back Road" is a song written by Rhett Akins and Luke Laird and recorded by American country music singer Rodney Atkins. It was released in April. Rodney Atkins has proven that he has a wonderful view of life. His earlier recordings have given us a glimpse into his love for his family, his home. and his . Lyrics and video for the song Take A Back Road by Rodney Atkins - Songfacts. Take a Back Road is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Rodney Atkins. It was released on October 4, via Curb Records. The album's. Take A Back Road by Rodney Atkins song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position. Take a Back Road Lyrics: Sit in that six-lane backed up traffic / Horns are honking , I've about had it / I'm looking for an exit sign / Gotta get out of here, get it all off.