Rodney Atkins Son Hit By Drunk Driver

August 7, 2018

In case you didn't hear this. Rodney Atkins' 16-year-old son Elijah was involved in a car accident last week. He was hit by a "methed-out drunk driver" and as horrific as that sounds, he wasn't injured. Fortunately, Elijah sustained no injuries and he returned to high school earlier this month.

“He’s fine. Not a scratch on him, but it totaled his truck,” said Atkins, who is also father to 7-month-old son Ryder Falcon.

My boys❤️.

A post shared by Rodney Atkins (@rodneyatkins) on

In late 2005, Atkins released his single “Watching You,” which was inspired by his parenting experiences and raising Elijah with his ex-wife Tammy Jo McDonald.

Eli & Ry...bros. #brothersinarms

A post shared by Rodney Atkins (@rodneyatkins) on

Atkins’ songwriting partner Brian White told The Boot in November 2015, “Elijah was standing in line going, ‘If you’re going through hell, hell, hell.’ And I said, ‘You know, you probably don’t want him saying that.’ Rodney said, ‘I want him to understand the sentiment of the song, but I have to teach him not to say that.”

“I told him, ‘Man, he’s just watching you. He’s picking up on what Dad does.’ Rodney’s eyes lit up, and he goes, ‘Wow. We need to write that,’ ” White remembered.

Atkins’ fifth album, his first new music project in seven years, is slated for later this year.