By Mikael Wood
Updated July 27, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Not long ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine this NASCAR-courting Nashville star singing about ballet shoes, training wheels, and kittens, as he does on ”Just Fishin’,” the lead single from his 10th studio album. But Proud to Be Here furthers Adkins’ transformation from mischievous lout into upstanding family man: On ”Million Dollar View,” it’s not some hottie’s honky-tonk badonkadonk he’s taking in, but the scene ”right here in my living room in this little tin-roof house.” B

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