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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 Wants What Every Grandpa Wants: Peace and Quiet

Trace Adkins' intimidating presence softens just a little when he talks about his grandkids and the kind of grandfather he is. Then it comes roaring back.

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

Trace Adkins, Jordan Rager, Brooke Eden and Charles Kelley recently shared emotional stories of St. Jude patients each will remember forever. Grab a box of tissues and watch this two-minute video that summarizes what Country Cares is all about.

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Trace Adkins Reveals Which Songs Made Him ‘Emotional’ on ‘Something’s Going On’

Trace Adkins is releasing a new album, Something's Going On, and he recently told Taste of Country which songs made him emotional in the recording process.

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Trace Adkins: New Song ‘Watered Down’ Reflects ‘Where I’m at Right Now’

Trace Adkins opened up about the first single off his upcoming album, 'Something's Going On,' at a showcase in Nashville on Thursday (Feb. 2).

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Trace Adkins Reveals Which of His Songs Ivanka Trump Loves

It's no secret Trace Adkins was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice long before Donald Trump took over the Oval Office. At a recent music showcase in Nashville, Adkins revealed that Trump's daughter Ivanka is a big fan of one of his classic hits.

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Jason Aldean’s Record Label Acquired by BMG

Country hitmakers Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch and more have a new boss today. Four record labels that fall under the Broken Bow Records Music Group have been acquired by Germany-based BMG.

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Trace Adkins Signs On for Movie About MercyMe Hit ‘I Can Only Imagine’

Trace Adkins will soon be coming to a theater near you. He just snagged a role in an upcoming film titled “I Can Only Imagine,” about the story behind the Christian mega-hit by the same title as well as the life of its writer, Bart Millard of the band MercyMe.

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Trace Adkins, ‘Watered Down’ [Listen]

With "Watered Down," Trace Adkins does something artists of a certain age are often unwilling to do: he admits it.

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Trace Adkins Reveals New Album, 2017 Tour Dates

One of country music's legendary baritones is back. Trace Adkins has announced the release of a new album in 2017, accompanied by a string of new tour dates.

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8 Unforgettable Trace Adkins Moments

Here are 8 Unforgettable Trace Adkins Moments that happened onstage or onscreen. Adkins is a man of many talents, as this video proves.

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