About Trace Adkins
Few people who like country have never heard of Trace Adkins. This bass baritone powerhouse is a legend within the country music scene, With eleven studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations to prove it. Not only did he pave the road for many of today’s country musicians, but Adkins also has made several television appearances. He is truly a jack of all trades when it comes to entertainment, but seeing Adkins in concert is an experience unlike any other.
After college, Adkins actually worked at an oil rig and as a pharmacy technician before pursuing music. He needed to get his pinky finger reattached after an accident, and doctors reattached it at an angle so that Adkins could continue playing the guitar. A few years into playing honky tonk bars in Tennessee, He was signed by Scott Hendricks of Capitol Nashville. Adkins’ first single, “There’s a Girl in Texas”, released in 1996 and reached the top 20 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks list. The release of Dreamin’ Out Loud followed, which contained the Number One song “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” and Top 5 song “The Rest of Mine”.
2001 to 2004 brought forth three albums, Chrome, Comin’ on Strong and a Greatest Hits collection. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2003, as well as doing voice overs in KFC commercials and making appearances on the game show Hollywood Squares. In 2005, Adkins released Songs About Me. “Arlington”, the albums second single, generated controversy due to its first-person point of view as a soldier about to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Adkin’s was releasing hit after hit from 2005 to 2007, such as “Ladies Love Country Boys”, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”, and “You’re Gonna Miss This”.
Adkins made an appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008, as he rode the “Jimmy Dean” float with his family. He performed “You’re Gonna Miss This” on the float. He recorded a duet with Ronnie Milsap called “My First Ride” to support fire fighters, police officers, and other front line workers in the United States and Canada. Capitol Records would not allow the song to be played on the radio, and Milsap led a protest to allow the song to be played.
In 2010, Adkins signed with Show Dog-Universal Music. He released his ninth studio album, Cowboy’s Back in Town, with the label and debuted at No. 54. Later that year, he performed at WWE’s Tribute To The Troops for an amazing turnout of soldiers in the audience. In 2013, Adkins released his first Christmas album, The King’s Gift. Adkins moved to Wheelhouse Records in 2015, where he released “Jesus and Jones” and “Lit”. Both singles appeared on the album Something’s Going On, which was released later in 2017.
Adkins started hosting a SiriusXM radio show in 2015. He would play a weekly countdown of the top 30 country songs from the same week as the show, but from a different year.
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