Trace Adkinsis a tough dude.Songs about the man's morals and patriotic principles could transcend your typical break-up song.Yet his most memorable song is "Every Light in the House," which tells the heartbreaking story of a husband and wife separated by life's ups and downs.

In itsmusic video, Adkins keeps his promise to leave alight onin case the woman who"d left to pursue big city dreams gets tired of being gone. Being able to truly say that "every light in the houseis on" becomes an extreme case when Adkins, with his loyal dog in tow, strings added bulbs in the front yard "like runway lights."

"Dreamin' Out Loud" comes from artist Scott Hendricks' 1996 debut album.


Adkins got paired with greatcountry musicsongwriters right out of the gate.Kent Robbins, the writer or co-writer of George Strait"s "Write This Down,"JohnAnderson"s "Straight Tequila Night" and The Judds" "Love is Alive," penned what became the last big hit of his shortened life. He died in a car wreck at age 50 on Dec. 27, 1997.

Almost every light is on. The backyard glows like the first rays of lightThe front walk looks like runway lightsIt's like noon in the dead of nightAlmost every light is on Just in case you ever get bored being away Oh every light in the house is onThe backyard"s bright as the crack of dawnThe front walk looks like runway lightsIt's kinda like noon in the dead of nightEvery light in the house is onJust in case you ever do get tired of being goneOh every light in the house is onThe backyard"s bright as the crack of dawnThe front walk looks like runway lightsIt's kinda like noon in the dead of nightEvery light in the house is onJust in case you ever do get tired of being goneEvery

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