Trace Adkins roared back into 2016 with the release of “Jesus and Jones,” and “Lit,” his first two singles with BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records ahead of his upcoming 2017 album. In the first, he walks the line between Saturday night and Sunday morning is an instant classic from a man with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. It’s par for the course from Adkins, whose trademark baritone has powered countless hits and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The hit list includes “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few.
The GRAMMY-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author and spokesman for the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Adkins is also widely known for his support and advocacy for America’s servicemen and women. In May 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Award. To date, he has performed 11 USO Tours.
In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), a wise tattoo artist in the family-friendly Moms' Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew), and 19th-century American outlaw Nathaniel Reed in Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (starring Judd Nelson and Kim Coates).
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