Trace Adkins Asks Fans to Help Tornado Victims Instead of His Family After Fire
Since an electrical fire completely destroyed his home in Brentwood, Tenn., on June 4, Trace Adkins has received an overflowing amount of support and love from his fans. Although they want to help the country singer and his family, Adkins has urged all of his fans to direct their attention to the victims of the devastating tornadoes down South.
Adkins released a statement on Tuesday, June 7, urging his fans to help with the Red Cross' relief efforts through CMT Country to aid the storm victims. "I have been blessed. My kids are OK, my wife is OK. I have my guitar and my songs. Everything else can be replaced," Trace says. "Unfortunately, there are families out there who need help if they're to rebuild after these recent storms. The American Red Cross was one of the first on the scene to help my family and, through their work, others will receive the assistance they need to get back on their feet."
The fire was said to be caused by an overheated or loose electrical connection on a power strip in the garage of the Adkins residence. Neither Trace nor his wife Rhonda were home at the time, but his three daughters and their babysitter were in the house when the fire broke out. Luckily, the girls' nanny called 911 and all four were able to escape the blaze along with the family dogs (thanks to the girls practicing fire safety at home and at school). Firefighters quickly responded, but the fire quickly spread to throughout the entire house, destroying everything in it's path including Adkins' Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Cadillac Escalade.
Adkins was out on tour during the time of the fire, as he was scheduled to play shows in Alaska. After he heard the news (which reportedly stemmed from a phone call from 'Hillbilly Bone' singer Blake Shelton), Adkins returned home immediately, canceling his gigs in Fairbanks and Anchorage on June 8 and 9.
If you are interested in helping the American Red Cross with their relief efforts through CMT Country, you can donate by clicking here. Adkins recently partook in CMT's Music Builds disaster relief benefit concert, as did fellow country artists Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and many more.
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