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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 22, 2022) – Acclaimed songwriter and singer, Adam Hood, released a new single today, “Speed of the South” available now to stream! Hood’s known for writing and recording “Southern songs” and with the help of southern rockers, Blackberry Smoke, this one is no different. This release is a part of Adam’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Bad Days Better due out in September. Listen to the single here:

And I feel like a rock with nowhere to roll
But I’ve come too far to sell my soul
And everybody moves at the speed of light
And I barely get around
Moving at the speed of the south

“The subject matter of this song is not quite as ‘self-explanatory’ as I hope for most of my material. This one is written from the perspective of a musician living in the southeast (my neck of the woods) who’s facing the hard truth of his musical mortality. He realizes the limits of his abilities while facing the fact that his ‘stand by’ songs don’t really connect like they used to. Hence the line ‘these kids don’t give a damn about how they drove old Dixie down.’ I think it goes without saying that this song is an effort to confront my own DAILY fears without actually admitting it!'” says Adam.

This release comes after his previous single, “Harder Stuff” featuring the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert. “Harder Stuff” has broken the Top 15 on the Americana chart and is currently climbing the Texas chart. To stay up to date with Adam’s upcoming releases and tour dates, please visit

Adam Hood Tour Dates
July 29 – Dadeville, Ala. – Lake Martin Recreation Area
July 30 – Dadeville, Ala. – Lake Martin Recreation Area
Aug. 5 – Fort Walton Beach, Fla. – Docie’s Dock
Aug. 6 – Macon, Ga. – Society Garden
Aug. 19 – Anna, Tex. – Gar Hole
Aug. 20 – Windhorst, Tex – Hidden Oaks Concert Series
Sept. 1 – Galveston, Tex. – Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Sept. 2 – New Braunfels, Tex. – Billy’s Ice
Sept. 9 – Jasper, Ala. – Foothills Festival
Sept. 23 – Little Rock, Ark. – Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack
Sept. 24 – Springfield, Mo. – The Bam House Event Center
Sept. 30 – The Woodlands, Tex. – Dosey Doe Big Barn
Oct. 13 – Decatur, Ala. – Princess Theatre

About Adam Hood
Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than 2 decades, Adam Hood has left his mark onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package. It’s a sound that began shape in Opelika, Alabama. Raised by working-class parents, Hood started playing hometown shows as a 16 year-old, landing a weekly residency at a local restaurant. He’d perform there every Friday and Saturday night, filling his set list with songs by John Hiatt, Steve Warner, Hank Williams Jr, and Vince Gill. As the years progressed, the gigs continued — not only in Alabama, but across the entire country, where Hood still plays around 100 shows annually. These days, though, he’s no longer putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars. Instead, many of those acts are playing his music. Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Travis Tritt, Riley Green, Whiskey Myers, Anderson East, Frankie Ballard, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann Womack, and Brent Cobb are among the dozens of artists who’ve recorded Hood’s songs. An in-demand songwriter, while still maintaining a busy schedule of tour dates in support of his third solo release, Welcome to the Big World and Two years later, he continues the balancing act with his newest album, Somewhere in Between. And now in 2022, his fifth studio album, Bad Days Better, recorded at Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia with the help of members of Blackberry Smoke, and Brent Cobb in the producer’s chair will be released with 10 new songs. “It’s southern music,” he says, “That’s what it represents: the soulful side of southern music, the country side of southern music, the genuineness of southern culture, and the way I grew up. One of the t-shirts I sell at every show simply says ‘Southern songs’ and that’s a good summary of what I do. It’s what I’ve always done.”