Trace Adkins – (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing, is a song written by Tim Nichols and Mark D. Sanders and recorded by American country music singer Trace Adkins. It was released in January 1997 as the third single from his debut album Dreamin’ Out Loud. It reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, marking his first Number One single.
The music video for this song features Adkins singing the song with his band at a concert, as well as him performing the song beneath a sunset orange backdrop, with an acoustic guitar. This video was directed by Michael Merriman.
This song debuted at number 44 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated January 25, 1997. Having charted for 20 weeks on that chart, it also became his first Number One single on the country chart dated April 5, 1997. It would remain his only Number One hit until ten years later, when he topped the country charts again with “Ladies Love Country Boys.”
Trace Adkins – (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing
From the album Dreamin’ Out Loud
B-side “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)”
Released January 21, 1997
Recorded January 1996
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) Tim Nichols, Mark D. Sanders
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks