Trace Adkins
American country music singer
Trace Adkins
Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1996 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations.
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Trace Adkins reportedly drunk at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser
Fox News - 9 months
Country singer Trace Adkins was reportedly drunk at a charity performance Wednesday night in New Jersey.
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TV This Week, May 29-June 4: 'Peaky Blinders' and more
LATimes - 10 months
  SUNDAY The Beach Boys, soprano Renee Fleming, Katharine McPhee, Trace Adkins and final “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon perform at the 27th edition of the “National Memorial Day Concert.” Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna return as co-hosts. 8 p.m. KOCE “Yeti or Not,” Animal Planet’s annual “Monster...
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Trace Adkins shares his appreciation for our heroes
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Musician gives a star-studded salute
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Jennifer Hudson To Headline Carnival Cruise Line Concert Series, 'Carnival Live'
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again — this time as the headliner for a new concert series on Carnival Cruise Lines called Carnival Live. "I used to work on a cruise ship, a long time ago," said Hudson before performing at a Carnival news conference in midtown Manhattan. "That's what I did before I did 'American Idol.'" Her stint aboard a Disney cruise ship was "my test," she said. "Two days later, I went in and auditioned for 'American Idol.'" Headlining the Carnival series "is like a full circle," she added. Hudson is scheduled to perform June 18 on Carnival Ecstasy and June 19 on Carnival Breeze, when the ships are in port in Cozumel, Mexico. The new concert series is being announced as Carnival tries to restore its image after three ships broke down last year. Images of passengers stranded at sea, ships ...
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Trace Adkins suffers setback, enters rehab
CNN - about 3 years
Country singer Trace Adkins suffered "a setback in his battle with alcoholism" and has entered a rehab facility for help, his representative told CNN on Thursday.
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Trace Adkins
CNN - about 3 years
Country singer Trace Adkins suffered "a setback in his battle with alcoholism" and has entered a rehab facility for help, his representative told CNN on Thursday.
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Trace Adkins enters rehab after brawl aboard cruise ship
LATimes - about 3 years
Country star Trace Adkins has entered rehab after an alleged confrontation with a Trace Adkins impersonator aboard a cruise ship, according to reports.
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Trace Adkins enters rehab after fight with impersonator
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
Country star Trace Adkins has checked into rehab to seek treatment for alcoholism.
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Trace Adkins enters alcohol rehab
USA Today - about 3 years
The country star, who has battled drinking problems before, consumed alcohol on a cruise ship.
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Trace Adkins drops Sea World show
CNN - about 3 years
Country star Trace Adkins has decided not to sing at SeaWorld to avoid controversy over how the Orlando, Florida, theme park treats its orcas.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Trace Adkins
  • 2016
    Age 54
    On July 4, 2016, Adkins made a surprise appearance at his hometown Independence Day celebration in Sarepta, Louisiana.
    More Details Hide Details He joined on stage the Backbeat Boogie Band with several unrehearsed songs.
  • 2015
    Age 53
    Rhonda dismissed her divorce petition in June 2015; Adkins says the couple is still getting a divorce, however as of August 2016, no judgement for divorce has been entered and the couple remain legally married.
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    He also performed the National Anthem at Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam's second inauguration in 2015.
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    In August 2015, Broken Bow announced that Adkins was one of the first artists signed to the label's new imprint, Wheelhouse Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single, "Jesus and Jones", was released to country radio on January 18, 2016. The album's second single, "Lit" released to country radio on July 25, 2016.
    On April 6, 2015, it was announced that Adkins had signed with Broken Bow Records.
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    Adkins started hosting his own SiriusXM radio show on March 15, 2015, a weekly countdown of Billboard's Top 30 country songs from the same week the show is airing, but from a different year.
    More Details Hide Details The Throwback 30 show plays on SiriusXM Y2Kountry. Adkins was a January–March 2008 contestant on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice. Each celebrity contestant was playing for donations to their selected charity. Adkins played for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Adkins chose the charity because his daughter suffers from life-threatening reactions to peanuts, milk and eggs. Ultimately he was the runner-up of that season, losing to Piers Morgan. Adkins returned for the All-Stars version of The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. He was project manager for his team, Plan B, in the first task, which was to sell meatballs and won $670,072, a Celebrity Apprentice record for a first task, for his charity The American Red Cross. Together with Vegas illusionist Penn Jillette, he made it to the finals again (becoming the first and only person in the history of the show to do so), where Adkins won and became The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. He also broke the record for the highest amount of money raised for his charity by any one person in the history of the show, with $1,524,072 raised for the American Red Cross.
  • 2014
    Age 52
    In March 2014, Trace Adkins and his wife Rhonda filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
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  • 2013
    Age 51
    Adkins released his first Christmas album, The King's Gift, on October 29, 2013.
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    In September 2013 it was announced that he was no longer on the Showdog roster according to the official website.
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    Adkins released a new album, Love Will, on May 14, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single, "Watch the World End", was released to country radio on May 13, 2013.
  • 2012
    Age 50
    In March 2012, Adkins visited the Lady Bears while on tour in Kansas City to encourage them before their NCAA Championships semi-final match; the team attended one of his concerts later that week.
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    Adkins performed "The Star-Spangled Banner"at the West Virginia Mountaineers' home football game against the Baylor Bears on September 29, 2012; his was just the third live performance of the national anthem in the 32-year history of Mountaineer Field.
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    In February 2012, Adkins appeared as a guest vocalist on Meat Loaf's album Hell in a Handbasket.
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  • 2011
    Age 49
    He appeared once again on the May 13, 2011, episode of SmackDown live from Nashville, Tennessee, as the special member of the WWE audience.
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    In April 2011, Adkins revealed that he had a crush on the Baylor Lady Bears' head coach, Kim Mulkey, while the two were in college at Louisiana Tech, then dedicated his performance of "One in a Million You" to her.
    More Details Hide Details Mulkey's sister arranged a phone call in December 2011 between the singer and coach, during which Kim Mulkey invited him to sing at Baylor's home game against Connecticut; Adkins, unable to attend, arranged to perform the National Anthem at the Lady Bears' February 2012 home game against the Texas A&M Aggies.
    On October 20, 2011, Adkins sang the National Anthem at game 2 of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis.
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    On June 4, 2011, at approximately 3:35pm, Adkins' home in Brentwood, Tennessee burned down.
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    In March 2011, Adkins released "Just Fishin" which featured his youngest daughter, Trinity, in the video which was shot at their farm.
    More Details Hide Details The song reached #6 on Billboard.
  • 2010
    Age 48
    On December 18, 2010, Adkins performed at WWE's annual extravaganza Tribute To The Troops to amazing reception by the soldiers in attendance.
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    On October 10, 2010, Adkins sang the National Anthem at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
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    Two men in a small Dodge pickup truck lost their lives after crashing into one of Trace Adkins' tour buses on February 13, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The truck was believed to have crossed the "no passing" line in the center of the road which resulted in the crash. Several members of Adkins' band were aboard the bus, but did not suffer any major injuries. Adkins himself was not on board the bus at the time.
    Adkins' first single with the label, "This Ain't No Love Song," was released on May 17, 2010, and served as the lead-off single to his ninth studio album, Cowboy's Back In Town. It debuted at No. 54 on the chart for the week of May 29, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The album's second single "Brown Chicken, Brown Cow" released to country radio on January 10, 2011.
    In January 2010, Adkins parted ways with his long-time record label, Capitol Nashville, and subsequently signed with Show Dog-Universal Music.
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    On October 18, 2009, Adkins made an appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to help Ty Pennington and his design team build a new home for the Marshall family.
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    Also in 2009, he recorded a duet with Blake Shelton titled "Hillbilly Bone," which was released as the lead-off single from Shelton's upcoming sixth album.
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    In November 2009, Adkins embarked on the Shine All Night Tour, a co-headling venture with fellow country artist Martina McBride.
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    In 2009, Adkins appeared in local Kansas City commercials to advertise season tickets and the 50th season of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs.
    More Details Hide Details Adkins recorded a duet with country legend Ronnie Milsap called "My First Ride" to benefit fire-fighters and police officers in the U.S. and Canada. Then, after the song's release the label said 'no' to radio stations playing it with no explanation given. Milsap led a protest at Capitol Records to "Free Trace" and allow the song to be played.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    In November 2008, Adkins made an appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
    More Details Hide Details He rode with his family on the "Jimmy Dean" float and performed his popular song "You're Gonna Miss This."
  • 2007
    Age 45
    In August 2007, Adkins released a single entitled "I Got My Game On".
    More Details Hide Details Originally, the song was planned to be the lead-off to a new album, tentatively titled Game On; however, Adkins decided not to release a full album, and instead released his second Greatest Hits compilation, American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II, for which "I Got My Game On" served as the lead-off single. The album has also produced Adkins' fastest-climbing single to date in its second single, "You're Gonna Miss This". "You're Gonna Miss This" has also become his third Number One hit on the Hot Country Songs, as well as the most successful single to date on the Billboard Hot 100 (#12), Billboard Pop 100 (#19), and Hot Digital Songs charts (#8). Adkins released his first book, entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck.
  • 2006
    Age 44
    2006 saw the release of Adkins' seventh studio album, Dangerous Man. "Swing", the album's lead-off single, peaked at No. 20, while the follow-up "Ladies Love Country Boys" became Adkins' second Number One single on the country charts and his first since "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Adkins daughter, Brianna, was featured in the "Ladies Love Country Boys" video. The album's final release, "I Wanna Feel Something", proved unsuccessful on the charts; as a result, Adkins announced that he would stop supporting the single.
  • 2005
    Age 43
    In March 2005, Adkins released his album entitled Songs About Me.
    More Details Hide Details The title track was released as its first single in December 2004. The album's second single, "Arlington", generated controversy over its content (a first-person account of a fictional soldier who was about to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery). It was followed by "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", which became a highly successful crossover hit, bringing Adkins into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time.
  • 2004
    Age 42
    Adkins and Travis Tritt played the roles of prison convicts in a February 2004 episode of the television series Yes, Dear (Greg & Jimmy's Criminals).
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  • 2003
    Age 41
    In 2003, Adkins released two albums—a Greatest Hits collection and Comin' on Strong.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He also made appearances as the center square on the game show Hollywood Squares, and did voice-overs in commercials for fast-food chain KFC. Only one single, "Then They Do", was released from this Greatest Hits compilation. This album, which succeeded the Greatest Hits collection, produced two singles: the Top 5 single "Hot Mama" and "Rough & Ready", which peaked at No. 13.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    Chrome was his first album to reach the Top 5 on the country albums charts; its title track reached Top 10 in late 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 39
    In 2001, Adkins was injured in a tractor accident and had to temporarily cancel touring.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after the release of his Chrome album, he entered a 28-day alcohol rehabilitation program in Nashville.
  • 1999
    Age 37
    A change in management delayed the release of Adkins' third album, but the album (titled More) was eventually released in late 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Although the album's title track reached Top 10, More failed to achieve gold status. Adkins daughter, Mackenzie, was featured in the "More" video.
  • 1996
    Age 34
    Adkins' first single, "There's a Girl in Texas", was released in 1996, reaching the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
    More Details Hide Details It was followed by the release of his debut album, Dreamin' Out Loud, later that year. The album produced several hit singles, including his first Top 5 single, "Every Light in the House", his first Number One in "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing", and another Top 5 hit in "I Left Something Turned on at Home". The latter single was also a Number One hit in Canada. His second album, Big Time, produced a Top 5 in "The Rest of Mine", but subsequent singles proved less successful.
  • 1995
    Age 33
    He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, Adkins has released ten more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing", "Ladies Love Country Boys", and "You're Gonna Miss This", which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. "I Left Something Turned on at Home" went to No. 1 on Canada's country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005's Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies. Adkins is widely known for his distinctive bass-baritone singing voice. He has also made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a 2008 finalist and as the 2013 winner on The All Star Celebrity Apprentice, as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and in television commercial voice-overs for the KFC fast food restaurant chain and the "Firestone Tire and Rubber Company". In addition, Adkins has written an autobiography entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was released in late 2007. He has appeared in numerous films, including The Lincoln Lawyer and Moms' Night Out.
  • 1994
    Age 32
    In late-1994 Adkins met Rhonda Forlaw, who was an executive at Arista Records Nashville.
    More Details Hide Details Forlaw had numerous music industry friends come out to hear Adkins over the next few years. Scott Hendricks of Capitol Nashville signed him "on the spot" one night while Adkins was playing at Tillie and Lucy's bar in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Before signing his first record deal Trace traveled with the Appalachian Wrestling Federation. He was highly recruited because of his size and natural strength. He performed under the name "The Mongolian Bulldog" and " The Nashville Slayer".
  • 1962
    Age 0
    Born on January 13, 1962.
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