Released four albums and seven years into Trace Adkins' career, Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1 summarizes the first part of his career quite nicely. During this time, he had 13 singles on the Billboard country charts -- including the Top Ten hits "Every Light in the House," "I Left Something Turned On at Home," "The Rest of Mine," "More," "I'm Tryin'," and the number one "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" -- and this contains all but one, the minor hit "I'm Gonna Love You Anyway." The other two cuts on this 14-track collection are new, and one -- the sentimental "Then They Do," which finds Adkins watching his kids grow up -- also went to number one, making this a good collection of Adkins at his best. He may not have been one of the flashiest country singers of the '90s, but thanks to his deep baritone, his music was sturdy and reliable, as is this fine collection.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine