Trace Adkins has signed a new record deal and plans to release new music in 2015. The country star inked a deal with Broken Bow Records, home of Jason Aldean, Randy Houser and more. The 53-year-old seems eager to notch more radio hits.

It’s not clear which division of the BBR label group Adkins will end up on, but a press release suggests he’ll have new music available before the end of the year. He’s currently in the studio recording with producer Mickey Jack Cones, who produced part of BBR artist Dustin Lynch’s recent Where It’s At album.

It’s been nearly two years since Adkins released his last studio album Love Will … That album was his third on Show Dog-Universal, after releasing eight studio albums in 12 years on Capitol Nashville. Most of his 14 Top 10 and all of his No. 1 hits came with Capitol. “Just Fishin’” from 2011 was his lone Top 10 on Show Dog, although he also scored a Top 20 hit among the seven singles he released with the label.

Over the last 15 months, personal struggles have dominated news stories about Adkins. In January 2014 he entered rehab after an alleged physical altercation on a cruise ship. Later in 2014 his father died, and it was revealed he and wife Rhonda were getting a divorce. It's not clear if the divorce was ever finalized, however. In fact, photos taken later in the year show the couple looking anything but divorced.

Adkins makes no mention of his family or struggles in an interview with Billboard, saying only that he feels good physically.

"I still think that I have something to offer," Adkins says. ”I still got everything that I need to do what I need to do. I've got all my faculties. All my physical attributes are still there. I can still sing. It's all good."

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