July 9, 2021 – Trace Adkins with special guest Matt Wynn

If you bought tickets for the 2020 show, please hang on to them. We will be emailing new tickets to be used at the 2021 show. All the seats will remain the same. All tickets bought for the 2021 show will be valid.

A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time honored hit singles. Momentous, fiery and always memorable live performances. GRAMMY nominations. CMT and ACM awards. Nearly 200 million plays on YouTube. Hell, even a slew of movie and TV roles have come the Grand Ole Opry member’s way. But ask Adkins what’s left to prove in his career and the small town Louisiana native says it’s simple: the itch remains. To create. To collaborate. To continually feel the excitement that comes after whipping up a new song out of thin air and laying it down to tape. It’s what, after all these years, he says he still craves. “It’s an adrenaline rush and I love it,” says Adkins, who is back in the studio working on a new project, his Ain’t That Kind Of Cowboy EP, released on October 16th. “There’s nothing else like that,” the Louisiana naive offers. “That is still my favorite thing to do in this business. Go into the studio with some lyrics and a melody and then let the finest musicians in the world help turn it into something magical. It liberates me. I just dig it!”

Working with some of Nashville’s most respected songwriters, Adkins continues to find ways to connect with his fans through music while recording what he describes as autobiographical songs. “Over the years people have asked me, ‘How could we get to know you?’ Well, if you really wanted to know who Trace Adkins is, go back and listen to the album cuts on the records I’ve done over my career. Those are the songs that reflect where I was in my head at the time I made that record.”

It’s an interesting change of perspective for Adkins, however, when he hits the road for a slew of his now legendary live gigs. Where the studio offers unique insight into his current state of mind, onstage when revisiting his classics like “You’re Gonna Miss This” or “Every Light in the House” nearly every evening, he says he’s taken back, if only for a brief while, to earlier moments in his life.

“It’s hard to describe, I gotta be honest,” he says of being overcome with emotion and reflection when trotting out some of his time tested cuts for adoring audiences. “I’ve gotten to the point now where I’ll be onstage singing ‘Every Light in the House Is On’ and I look down at the crowd and realize that person right there wasn’t even alive when I recorded that song,” he says, laughing. “To watch their face go, Oh, that’s a cool hook t’s like, ‘Oh my god, that’s the first time that person ever heard that song!

Adkins says he’s profoundly touched that he serves as an inspiration to a younger generation of country artists, much in the way he revered icons like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard when he first moved to Nashville. “I want to be in that position,” he s ays of taking the reigns as an eldermstatesman of the genre. “I want to be looked at that way. I want those guys to know they can walk up to me and ask me anything and know I’m here for them and I’ll help them however I can. I relish that position.”

With one million followers on Spotify and over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million spins per month), the longstanding country icon has yet to lose any of his trademark passion and killer instinct for his craft. The 59 year old is as fired up as ever to be back on the road this year, taking his music to the fans once again. “I get a kick out of it. I still enjoy the camaraderie, the band of brothers, your crew and your band. I’m an old jock. I like team sports,” he says of his continued passion for touring.“I like it when the new guy is closing for me, and we turn it up a notch or two and just absolutely kick his ass. You go out and put a boot in somebody’s ass!” Ask Adkins where he goes from here and he’ll say it’s quite simple: keep doing what he knows and loves. Performing. Creating. Inspiring. He loves it. And, he adds, he knows so many of his lifelong fans, and new ones to boot, do too. “I’m gonna go out there and find those people,” he says. says with genuine enthusiasm for the coming months. “I’m gonna bring a band and turn it up real loud! And we’re gonna have a good time!

If star power is when an artist can deliver the emotion of a song, then Matt Wynn is a superstar in the making! His sultry soul voice is reflective of the likes of power-houses Ronnie Dunn, Chris Stapleton and Travis Tritt and he captivates audiences every time he performs.

“All I know is, if I'm going to perform a song, I want the listener to feel something.” says Matt.

Feeling right at home on stage, Matt connects with his audience through song selections, humor and charm. His musical direction is rooted in blue collar, hard-working American life stories. From pop culture up-tempo favorites like Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" to bringing the audience down to a slow love ballad like Chris Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey" as well as many of his own self-penned crowd favorites that carry his audience through a gauntlet of emotions.

Matt developed his vocal chops throughout his youth and teens while performing in and around the Midwest honing his craft. With his sights set on Music City at an early age he made the move to Nashville in 2015 where he writes daily and performed over 200 shows last year across the country.

He has opened shows for Jay Leno, Brothers Osborne, Sam Hunt, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Vince Gill, Rodney Atkins, Brett Young, Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Jerrod Niemann, Scotty McCreery, Gretchen Wilson, Josh Gracin, William Michael Morgan, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, Danielle Bradbery and many more.

Matt is in the studio working on his first record with producer Cliff Downs and is excited to be releasing new music soon.

For more info connect on all social media sites @MattWynnMusic