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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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Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins Team Up in Trailer for New Western ‘Traded’

Kris Kristofferson and Trace Adkins are just two of the familiar faces in a new Western film, Traded, that's set for release in June.

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Trace Adkins vs. Blake Shelton: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?

Two of country's biggest — literally — male vocalists will compete to decide who is the best of 2016. After two weeks of voting, only Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins remain on the mens side of this month-long competition to decide the overall best vocalist of the year.

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Trace Adkins vs. Brett Eldredge: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?

Two of country's biggest voices square off in this Round 2 matchup to help decide country's top vocalist.

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Trace Adkins vs. Randy Houser: Country’s Top Vocalist of 2016?

Two big burly voices will square off in this Round 1 matchup to decide the top vocalist in country music. Trace Adkins' new single "Jesus and Jones" is good enough to assure spot in this conversation, while "We Went" shows how dynamic Randy Houser is...

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Trace Adkins’ Return to St. Jude Is Emotional, But Inspiring

It was six or seven years between St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital visits for Trace Adkins, but during a January tour the singer opened up about the difficult reason for his break.

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Trace Adkins, Brooke Eden + More on the St. Jude Patients They’ll Never Forget

Grab a box of tissues and watch this two-minute video that summarizes what Country Cares is all about.

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The Showdown: Kalie Shorr vs. Trace Adkins

Wow! Kalie Shorr is a newcomer to many fans, but she's still got the support to pull out a win over Reba McEntire in the Showdown. She'll go on to face a new challenge from another country veteran, Trace Adkins.

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Trace Adkins on Acting in ‘Deepwater Horizon’ and Beyond: ‘It’s a Lot of Fun’

Trace Adkins has landed himself another acting role. The country singer has a small part in the forthcoming film Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson. In a chat with ToC Nights, the singer dished his thoughts on the movie, and acting in general.

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Trace Adkins Discusses New Music: ‘We’ve Taken Our Time’

Trace Adkins is beyond excited about his new music, but there's no reason to rush.

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Country Stars Share Their Favorite Emojis [Watch]

A middle finger from Tyler Farr and a pile of poop from Trace Adkins are two emojis you can count on if you’re in either guy's texting circle.

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