July 10, 2020 – Trace Adkins

A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country-music industry. Over 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles. Momentous, fiery and always memorable live performances. 4x GRAMMY nominee. Numerous CMT and ACM awards. Nearly 200 million plays on YouTube. A slew of movie roles with “The Lincoln Lawyer”, “The Virginian”, “Deepwater Horizon”. TV roles including “King of the Hill”, “Nightshift”, and winning “The Celebrity Apprentice” have come the Grand Ole Opry member’s way. Trace’s hit singles Include “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Every Light in the House,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Hilly“ (with Blake Shelton) and is once again enjoying current success with his buddy Blake Shelton on their hit single “Hell Right.”

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 throughout his career.

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 first moving to Nashville. “I dig it. I want to be in that position,” he says of taking the reigns as an elder statesman of the genre. “I want to be looked at that way. I want those guys to think and know they can walk up to me and ask me anything and know that 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 57-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 a 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. I’m gonna bring a band and turn it up real loud! And we’re gonna have a good time!”