The biggest challenge of male country music singers today is BEING UNIQUE. After hearing so many singles and buying so many albums, one singer seems to melt into the next, with nothing to differentiate them. So the question is: does Trace have what it takes to separate himself from the herd? This is not so easy to answer. His barritone voice, like Eddie Montgomery's from Montgomery Gentry, is sexy and unique- he should use it more! Every now and then a low note is hit but besides that, he stays in a normal range. As per the songs, the more I listen to the cd, the better they are. Yes, some songs in the middle of the cd seem to drag and melt into each other, but for the most part, Trace Adkins provides some unique material, such as "I'm Goin' Back"- I've never heard anything like it! So has he separated himself from the pack? He's on the right track, but he definitely has room for improvement.