Trace Adkins to Celebrate Fourth of July in Washington, D.C.
Trace Adkins will head to Washington, D.C., next month to celebrate the Fourth of July on the famed West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The country star has been chosen as one of several performers to celebrate the nations's birthday.
The 37th annual A Capitol Fourth will air live on PBS. Adkins will share the stage with several acts including the Beach Boys, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, the Four Tops, Chris Blue and the National Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, the National Anthem will be performed by singer-actress Sofia Carson.
Actor John Stamos will host A Capitol Fourth, which will air live from 8:00 – 9:30PM ET on July 4, and country fans will also be able to watch Adkins' performance via Facebook Live.
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Adkins has had a busy year so far. The singer recently performed at CMA Fest 2017 in Nashville. His set included songs off his 12th studio album, Something’s Goin’ On, which dropped in March. One of those songs is his poignant single “Watered Down” which tells the story about a man slowing down in life.
“When I heard this song I was like, ‘Well, that’s my current state in a nutshell; that’s where I’m at right now,'”Adkins tells Taste of Country. “At some point, you face the reality that you have to temper your vices, you have to calm your ship down. And I’m still crazy, but I’m just going to temper it a little bit, and that’s what this song said.”
Adkins also stars in upcoming movie Hickok alongside Kris Kristofferson. The two country legends reunite for the Western film, which has them living in a lawless town where bullets frequently fly without notice and people constantly fear for their lives. Hickok premieres in 10 cities on July 7.
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