Trace Adkins leans into his classic country baritone and ropes in unexpected collaborators to create an album that reflects the various tastes of recent country music fans. The Way I Wanna Go celebrates Trace’s 25 years in country music with a sweeping 25-song collection that includes songs with Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg, Melissa Etheridge, Keb’ Mo’ with Stevie Wonder on harmonica and Luke Bryan with Pitbull, both featured at the single “Where The Country Girls At.” The song is a genre-jumping, boot-stomping banger that asks what each and every cowboy at the dance floor wants to grasp. Other songs include the tongue-in-cheek Blake Shelton collaboration “If I Used to be a Woman” and the bluesy West Tennessee stride “Memory to Memphis” with Keb’ Mo’ and Stevie Wonder on harmonica. On his own, Trace bear hugs the rustic tenets on which he built his career – flirty up-tempos (“Cadillac’n”), sentimental odes (“The Way I Wanna Go”) and heartache songs (“I Must Let You Go” and “Heartbreak Song”). The result’s a cohesive package that both hits country fans within the chest and piques the interest of the playlist crowd.