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Trace Adkins Fears Debt Ceiling Crisis Will Eclipse His Album Release

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Trace Adkins is very concerned about the debt ceiling crisis that is currently affecting our country, and not just for the obvious reasons. Adkins’ new album ‘Proud to Be Here’ is set for release on August 2, and this day just happens to be the government’s deadline concerning the budget crisis.

For those who aren’t up to speed, “the government says Aug. 2 is the last day it can pay its bills if the debt limit is not increased,” according to to the New York Times.

While we’re sure Adkins is as uneasy about the budget crisis as the rest of America, the debt deadline has the singer worried for another reason. “My album comes out August 2nd,” Trace tells “And when is the deadline on the debt crisis? August 2nd! So, what do you think is going to dominate the press that day? I’m out there trying to sell my album and it’s never mind that, we’re going down the toilet!”

“And we’re supposed to be on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and ‘FOX and Friends’ and I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t want to talk to me, I understand,” Adkins continues. “That’s just my luck … And the politicians, they’re not going to settle it before then, they’re going to take it right to the wire! I mean the theater is just irresistible to them, they just can’t resist in making it a soap opera and taking it to the wire.”

It seems like Adkins is having a bad streak of luck these past few weeks. Adkins recently recounted all of the priceless possessions he lost after a fire devoured his home in Tennessee on June 4. Luckily, Adkins’ family escaped the fire unharmed.

Watch the Trace Adkins ‘Just Fishin” Video

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