Trace Adkins‘ sixteenth album, “Something’s Going On” continues to prove its worth in the country music industry. The album debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200, and No. 5 on Top Country Albums in its first week of release. Two new singles were introduced in the album — “Jesus and Jones” and “Lit”.
“Jesus and Jones” discusses Trace being “In a War” since he was a kid trying to be like Jesus and at the same time be like country music icon George Jones.
On the other hand, “Lit” talks about satisfaction and happiness found in simple things such as “chicken fryin’ on a chicken bone” and of course a kiss from the sweet lips of your lover. The cheery beat of the songs will definitely make you get off your feet and keep those boots stampin’ on. In fact, line dance steps were already created for this Adkins’ song.
Trevor Thornton and Candee Seger choreographed the dance steps which was considered to be an intermediate level dance. The moves include few stamping and turning together with the casual swaying of the hands – all these combined together make up a countrified dance craze!
Line dancing showcase steps performed by a number of people all facing in the same direction and moving in lines. Everybody in the line does the same steps. A line dance consists of a sequence of steps repeated several times to a particular piece of music. Line dances are defined by three things: level of difficulty, walls, and count.
Level of difficulty is divided into beginner (simple dance, easy to learn), intermediate (getting harder, but without many tricky steps, even though the music may be fast) or advanced (tricky steps and/or fast music). Walls are a requirement. You always turn or do part of a turn during a line dance sequence. The number of ‘walls’ tells you how many sequences you do before you end up facing in the original direction. And the count is the number of beats one sequence of the dance runs over. The count will usually be a multiple of eight or 16. Common counts are 16, 32, 40 and 48.
Origin of the Word “lit”
According to Meriam-Webster Dictionary, ‘Lit’ has been a slang term meaning “intoxicated” for over a century. More recently, it has acquired the meaning “exciting,” as well as a broader meaning along the lines of “excellent.”
Trace Adkins’ “Lit” reminds about the bliss brought by small things around us. That we should be thankful as we find the beauty that each day offers.The beat of the song added to its optimistic effect. So fellas, why don’t you put your best boots on as we jive together and fill our days with “Lit”!