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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 27, 2023) – After a highly successful album release in September for Adam Hood’s fifth studio album, Bad Days Better, he is sending another single to Texas radio, “Can’t Stand Leavin’, impacting today. This song, along with the rest of the album, was highly lauded by numerous outlets for its “rock-solid grooves and hooks anchoring solid compositions” (The Musical Divide) and called “true, soulful, and authentic” by Today’s Country Magazine. Boasting an impressive roster of collaborators from Brent Cobb in the producer’s chair and members of Blackberry Smoke playing on the record, “Can’t Stand Leavin'” is southern music at its finest and this release will appeal to the historically rich Texas music scene.

Hood says, “I was in Texas on I-35 W driving into Fort Worth. I was merging onto I-30 W and it’s a high overpass.  A pretty vicious storm was rolling in as I was driving over and when I got to the high point, I saw all these leaves blowing over the middle of the interstate in downtown Fort Worth. My first thought was ‘where are all these leaves coming from?’ My second thought was ‘why on earth am I doing this?’ I wrote some lines down and took them to Rob Snyder and we came up with the song.”

Hood previously sent “Harder Stuff” featuring Miranda Lambert to Texas radio where it peaked at No. 8 on the chart. Bad Days Better peaked at No. 10 on the Americana Album chart and “Harder Stuff” peaked at No. 12 on the Americana Singles chart. 

Due to the success of Bad Days Better, along with his storied success through the years, Hood made his Grand Ole Opry debut in October and recently made his return on February 24 where he performed “Speed of the South” and “You Love Me Like That.”


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About Adam Hood
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 to take 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 album, Somewhere in Between. In 2022, Hood released his critically-acclaimed sixth 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. “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.”

Photograph Credit: Sarah Pennington