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Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins is one of the most colorful stars in country music. Prior to his country career he worked on oil rigs, and he was shot through the heart and lungs by his second wife, barely surviving. He has twice been to rehab for alcohol, but despite his unusual life story, the roughneck singer has emerged as a likable Everyman who has also starred on TV and in the movies. Adkins released his debut album, ‘Dreamin’ Out Loud,’ in 1996, scoring a Top 5 hit with ‘Every Light in the House’ and his first No. 1 with ‘(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing).’ His second and third albums were less successful, but in 2001 his ‘Chrome’ album hit the Top 5, and its title song reached the Top 10. 2005’s ‘Songs About Me’ scored an enormous crossover success with ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,’ which hit the pop Top 40. He has scored additional hits with ‘Ladies Love Country Boys’ and ‘You’re Gonna Miss This,’ both of which topped the country charts. Additionally, Adkins competed on two seasons of ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ winning the second time, and has also acted in a number of films, including ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ and ‘Moms’ Night Out.’ In recent years he has turned his attention to some very different projects, releasing an album of love songs, ‘Love Will …,’ in 2013. He released his first Christmas album, the Celtic-tinged ‘The King’s Gift,’ later that year.

  • Birth Name: Tracy Darrell Adkins
  • Top Songs: '(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing,' 'You're Gonna Miss This,' 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk'
  • Did You Know? Adkins lost the pinky of his left hand in an accident, and had it re-attached at an angle so he could play guitar.
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Trace Adkins Songs
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Trace Adkins and Blake Shelton have been close friends for years, but don't look for the roughneck country star to join the coach of The Voice on his hit show anytime soon.

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Trace Adkins to Celebrate Troops on ‘A Capitol Fourth’ With ‘Still a Soldier’

Trace Adkins will be performing a new song during his appearance on A Capitol Fourth on July 4, paying tribute to our nation's military with "Still a Soldier."

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Trace Adkins will head to Washington, D.C., next month to celebrate the Fourth of July on the famed West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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When Dale Earnhardt, Jr. retires at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season, he'll leave behind a vast legacy — including an appearance in a country music video.

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Trace Adkins Reveals Hit Songs He Passed On

Trace Adkins has passed on some songs that went on to be huge hits for other artists.

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Trace Adkins Doesn’t Feel Pressure to Drink

Trace Adkins has a past relationship with alcohol, but the singer doesn't feel any pressure to drink these days. After two stints in rehab in 2001 and 2014, Adkins is sober and says his drinking days are behind him.

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Trace Adkins Reflects in ‘Watered Down’ Video

Trace Adkins is turning over a new leaf in his "Watered Down" music video. The clip shows him going about his life much differently than he would have in his younger days.

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Album Spotlight: Trace Adkins, ‘Something’s Going On’

After four long years, Trace Adkins finally made his return to the studio for his 12th album, Something’s Going On.

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