Trace Adkins was the king of the world -- or at least of NYC -- on Wednesday, May 15. The country superstar, last seen with a busted foot, performed at Manhattan's famed Hard Rock Cafe as part of a special engagement for SiriusXM listeners, members of the Red Cross and the USO. The performance was part of the Sounds of Summer programming.

Adkins delivered his known hits as well as tracks from his new album, 'Love Will…' at the show. Dressed in jeans, a black tee and his trademark hat, the singer showed his moxie and his muscle.

Of these photos, our favorite is the one of the rough-and-tumble singer atop the Hard Rock marquee. Adkins really did stage a coup of NYC and the heavily trafficked midtown area. From a distance, you could almost mistake him for fellow country icon Tim McGrawAlmost. 

See Pictures of Trace Adkins' Performance in New York City

Jason Shaltz
Jason Shaltz
Jason Shaltz
Jason Shaltz
Jason Shaltz
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