TRACE ADKINS’ SOMETHING’S GOING ON DEBUTS TOP 3

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Trace and Adam Carolla Build Stuff Live, Tonight Trace hits CBS’ “The Talk” 4/18 With Trace Adkins’ March 31 release of Something’s Going On (his first for BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records), the 3x GRAMMY-nominated 6’6” vocalist finds himself debuting Top 3 on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums Chart. With his current single “Watered Down,” which showcases Adkins’ more “enlightened” side, Rolling Stone goes on to note he’s “going for longevity” with this release. Fans can view the official music video HERE, featuring Adkins enjoying a simpler life and slower pace on a Nashville farm, where he does much of the heavy lifting himself, skills he showcases tonight when he stops by Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live. Fans can catch the country music icon and the acclaimed comedian building an outdoor patio, competing for tool knowledge and answering fan questions via social media on Monday, April 10 on Spike at 11p.m. ET / 10 p.m. CT. Get Trace Adkins Tickets Here Adkins premiered “Watered Down,” the lead single from Something’s Going On, on NBC’s Today on March 31. In the slow-burning rumination on achieving insight with age, Adkins is fully aware of the adjustments and boundaries, but still maintains his edge, grit and power as an artist. It is the cut Adkins points to as the truest reflection of his career and life to date. The chart-topping star will give fans another chance to catch a live look at “Watered Down” when he stops by “The Talk” on Tuesday, April 18. Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts. The three-time GRAMMY-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Get Trace Adkins Tickets Here In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service men and women across 11 USO Tours, with his 12th scheduled for spring 2017. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, he recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death and battles with personal demons. Adkins has played a tough-as-nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in Deepwater Horizon (starring Mark Wahlberg) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film Moms’ Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). For more information, visit www.traceadkins.com or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.

Trace Adkins Celebrates Release of “Watered Down” on “Today”

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ICONIC HITMAKER TRACE ADKINS CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF NEW MUSIC WITH A PERFORMANCE OF “WATERED DOWN” MARCH 31 ON “TODAY” Throughout his decades-long career, Trace Adkins has told his truth and lived with the consequences, so it comes as no surprise that he delivers one of the most raw and honest observations on life on the “other side of 40” in “Watered Down” the first single from his BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records LP, Something’s Going On March 31 on “Today.” Scroll Down For Trace Adkins Tour Dates! In the slow-burning rumination on achieving insight with age, Adkins is fully aware of the adjustments and boundaries, but still maintains his edge, grit and power as an artist. It is the cut Adkins points to as the truest reflection of his career and life to date. trace “That’s one of those songs where I smacked myself on the forehead and went, ‘Wow, I should’ve written that!’” Adkins says of hearing the song for the first time. “It is all autobiographical. It really is. I’ve never done a record and finished it and said, ‘OK, this is my favorite cut off this album.’ But this time, there’s no bones about it. This is my favorite cut. It just is. It speaks to my soul.” With lyrics as emotionally clutching as, “We still fly like gypsies/Just a little closer to the ground” fans will hear Adkins’ conviction for themselves on March 31when Adkins premieres “Watered Down” on “Today” (9:00 AM-hour). The new single “Watered Down” debuted immediately on the Billboard Country Single Chart this week and was the fourth most-added song on the Mediabase Country Airplay Chart. It is a milestone song and album worth celebrating. Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums, received three GRAMMY nominations and collected dozens of major motion pictures and television credits. His latest music, the much-anticipated Something’s Going On – his 12th studio album – marks Adkins’ first album release on his new label, BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records. Fans can view the lyric video HERE, featuring Adkins enjoying a simpler life and slower pace on his Nashville farm. It’s been four years since Adkins’ last studio album Love Will… released in 2013, which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, and fans have eagerly awaited this follow up ever since. Some of Nashville’s favorite and most respected songwriters contributed to the range and inspiration of Something’s Going On, boasting credits such as Tyler Farr, Craig Campbell and Shane McAnally to name a few. Something’s Going On was produced by Mickey Jack Cones. Adkins is in the midst of his 2017 tour where he is on track to play more than 75 dates this year. VIP packages are available for select tour dates. As a gift to his fans, Adkins is offering a physical copy of Something’s Going On with each ticket order. Visit www.traceadkins.com for full details. Trace Adkins 2017 Tour Dates: Event Venue Date/Time Grand Ole Opry: Trace Adkins, Chris Janson, Kristian Bush, Luke Combs & Ricky Skaggs Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN Tuesday 3/21/2017 7:00 PM Continue reading

Trace Adkins, Kim Coates and Judd Nelson Star in the Gritty Western, STAGECOACH: THE TEXAS JACK STORY, Riding Onto BD/DVD on 12/13

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Revenge and redemption make uneasy bedfellows in STAGECOACH: THE TEXAS JACK STORY, a hardscrabble period Western loosely based on the real-life exploits of 19th-century American outlaw Nathaniel Reed, starring country music superstar Trace Adkins, Judd Nelson and Kim Coates.  Following its limited theatrical release, the frontier thriller rides onto Blu-ray and DVD on December 13. After retiring from his life as an infamous outlaw, livery owner Nathaniel Reed (Adkins) quietly leads an honest existence on the Texas frontier with his devoted wife, Laura Lee.  But his gun-slinging past suddenly comes back to haunt him when he learns that Calhoun (Coates), the man he once maimed during a stagecoach robbery, is now an unhinged U.S. Marshal who’ll stop at nothing to exact vengeance.  After a violent shootout brings tragic consequences, Nathaniel partners with his original gang, returns to his lawless ways and becomes Texas Jack: the most wanted outlaw in the West. An action-packed quest for redemption, STAGECOACH: THE TEXAS JACK STORY is filled with gunplay a’plenty, galloping getaways, a beautiful bounty hunter — and the possibility of a second chance. CAST Trace Adkins (Traded, Deepwater Horizon, The Virginian, The Lincoln Lawyer)Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire, “Suddenly Susan”)Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”)Claude Duhamel (Spaceman, Western Religion)Michelle Harrison (Fifty Shades Darker, “The Flash”) Garry Chalk (The Confirmation, Godzilla) Helena Marie (“Supernatural”)  PROGRAM INFORMATION Format:  BD/DVD Running Time:  90 mins. Genre:  Western Aspect Ratio:  16×9 (2.35:1) Audio:  BD (English 5.1 DTS MA)/DVD (5.1 Surround Sound)  

Trace Adkins Donates to Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts Led by American Red Cross

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Receives Outstanding Civilian Service Award from United States Army Louisiana native and Country star Trace Adkins donated his fee from his Saturday night performance in Vinton, Louisiana to the American Red Cross. Adkins’ donation will specifically fund relief efforts in his home state of Louisiana after catastrophic flooding killed 13 people and resulted in at least $8.7 billion in damages, according to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Adkins, a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross, lent his message of support in Raycom Media’s telethon, Louisiana Rising: A Concert to Support Flood Relief. Adkins will also be presented with the United States Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Award this Thursday, Sept., 15. The award is the third-highest public service honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian. For the past month, the American Red Cross has been on the ground in Louisiana, helping thousands of people affected by the devastating flooding. As of September 13, it is estimated that the Red Cross relief effort in Louisiana could cost $25 to $30 million. Red Cross workers are providing shelter, food and comfort right now, and will continue to be there in the weeks ahead, helping residents recover from this massive disaster. “We are so grateful to Trace Adkins for his long-standing support of the Red Cross and for stepping up again now when his home state of Louisiana is in need,” said Don Herring, chief development officer for the American Red Cross. “Funds generously donated by our partners like Mr. Adkins and the general public are essential to our ability to immediately fulfill the mission of the Red Cross when disaster strikes.” ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: 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 album expected Fall 2016. 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. Trace makes an appearance in Deepwater Horizon coming to theaters September 30 (starring Dylan O’Brien, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson). 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 Continue reading

Trace Adkins to Debut New Single “Lit” on Fox & Friends’ This Friday

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TRACE ADKINS TO DEBUT NEW SINGLE “LIT” ON FOX & FRIENDS’ ALL AMERICAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES THIS FRIDAY TV Debut of New Single as “Lit” Goes Live on iTunes, Spotify on Friday, July 1 CLICK TO LISTEN TO “LIT” NOW (June 29, 2016 – Nashville, TN) – This Friday, get ready to slap your grandmas as Trace Adkins gives his first TV performance of new single, “Lit,” during his Fox & Friends’ All American Summer Concert Series. As the big man kicks off July Fourth Weekend with this outdoor mini-concert, “Lit” will become available at iTunes and all other digital retailers and streaming partners. Listen to “Lit” now: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-and-friends/blog/2016/06/28/listen-trace-adkins-latest-single-lit The new single is a stomp-along that takes Adkins back to his Badonkadonk best as he counts down the things that get him fired up. Granny’s back (this time she’s drunk, playin’ Bingo), Grandpa’s fishin’ with dynamite, there’s a little “Sunday morning brimstone from a Pentecostal pastor,” and, “Keith Richards stoned on Rock ‘n Roll tearin’ up that Telecaster.” Of course, nothing revs up this cowboy more than his girl, “slide on over, move a little closer with that four-alarm, fire-engine-red on your lips. So hot, you got me smokin’, girl you got it goin’ on, you’re the only one with the kiss that gets me lit.” “Lit” was written by Mickey Jack Cones, Monty Criswell and Derek George. It follows “Jesus and Jones,” as the second single by Adkins as he makes his return to music with Wheelhouse Records (BBR Music Group). Both singles will be on Adkins’ forthcoming album release, details to be announced. ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: 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. 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. Thus far, Adkins 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) and a wise tattoo artist in the family-friendly Moms’ Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew).

This week in country music: Johnny Cash, Trace Adkins, Parmalee and more!

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It seems there’s not much going on directly in Nashville the last few days, but there sure are a lot of artists trying to capture the country fans’ attention! Here are just some of the big stories coming across our desk on this fine Tuesday! Cyndi Lauper is taking a country DETOUR May 6 with her highly-anticipated new album (available for pre-order now) featuring a collection of country covers from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. In support of the album and her upcoming tour, Lauper will be making pit stops on television, radio and across digital platforms, including NPR, CMT Online on May 4, “CBS This Morning” May 7, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” May 5, CMT’s Hot Twenty Countdown May 7 and 8, and GAC May 10 and 19 with additional features in Associated Press, USA Today, Rolling Stone Country, Maverick Magazine, NASH Country Weekly, Billboard and syndicated radio programs “Big D & Bubba,” “Kickin’ It with Kix,” “America’s Morning Show,” “Nash Nights Live,” CMT Radio and more. Read more… Could we possibly have a classic rock festival coming to Coachella? According to Billboard Magazine, classic rock fans better clear their calendars for October. Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, Rogers Waters and Rolling Stones all posted videos over the weekend making a cryptic reference to “October.” Billboard previously reported the aforementioned acts were in talks with Goldenvoice Entertainment to play a festival this October at the site of Coachella in Indio, Calif. Find out more at www.billboard.com WEDNESDAY Kenny Chesney made a video to match the reality-slamming urgency of “Noise,” the first single from Some Town Somewhere. Filled with quick cuts, slices of technology, talking heads, fashion models, vintage images, Donald Trump, a Kardashian and people yelling, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was looking for somewhere to debut the groundbreaking clip where the cacophony he was trying to capture would truly be understood. There was only one choice: RollingStone.com. It seems that country legends really never stop giving to their true fans. Enjoy this previously unreleased performance by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson from the upcoming CD/DVD set THE HIGHWAYMEN LIVE – AMERICAN OUTLAWS, in stores May 20. THURSDAY Trace Adkins is back in the saddle, or perhaps the pew with the release of his new video which debuts Today, May 5th for the track “Jesus and Jones”. Preview the video exclusively on CMT. SATURDAY Country group Parmalee gives us the goods on what’s underground for them as they debut their new video for the track “Roots” exclusively on CMT. This weekend, for the first time in nearly 25 years, legendary country music group Shenandoah will return to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry before launching their 2016 tour schedule. After a 17 year absence, lead singer Marty Raybon has returned to front the group who will perform on the Opry stage this Friday night, May 6 and Saturday night, May 7. NEXT WEEK Platinum-selling country star Cole Swindell is celebrating the Continue reading

Trace Adkins Donates Big To Red Cross

Red Cross Thanks Trace Adkins For Donating NBC’s All-Star Apprentice. Trace Adkins presented a check for $670,000 to the American Red Cross on last night’s episode of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” The sum was Adkins’ to donate after his team won the first task on the season premiere on March 3. “We could not ask for a better representative of the Red Cross,” Red Cross President and CEO Gail J. McGovern said. “Trace brings humor, honesty, hard work and grit to everything he does. On behalf of the countless people who will benefit because of your participation in the ‘Apprentice,’ thank you, Trace, from the bottom of my heart for getting the job done once again.” On the first episode, Adkins led his team to victory with the help of multiple generous donors including Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet members Amy Grant and Nikki Taylor, philanthropist T. Boone Pickens, Domino Sugar, as well as members of the Nashville community including the Grand Ole Opry, Creative Artists Agency, Diamond Coach, Blaster Records, Diamond Gusset Jeans, the firm of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy (FBMM), Kyote Tractor, Music City Merchandise, Nashville Hospitality Industry, Pruf LED Show, Dog-Universal Music and Vector Management. Adkins is a recent addition to the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet and his family was the recipient of Red Cross services when his home was claimed by fire in 2011. Adkins was the Red Cross spokesperson for its 2012 Holiday Giving Campaign and supported its Holiday Mail for Heroes program that benefits active military members, veterans and their families. “We will be watching and rooting for Trace as a true ‘Red Crosser,’” McGovern said.”No matter what happens next, we are so very proud of Trace and his association with the Red Cross.”

Trace Adkins Joins All Star Celebrity Apprentice

Trace Adkins Joins the Cast of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Trace Adkins will be returning to the small screen to compete yet again on The Apprentice, this time for the “All-Star” edition of the show. “This season’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” brings back 14 celebrity contestants to compete in business-driven tasks around New York City. Contestants will work grueling hours on mentally challenging tasks that test their ability to work together. All contestants return this season to endure an entirely new set of tasks with the goal of raising money and awareness for their charity of choice. Each has a second chance to be named “The Celebrity Apprentice” and have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their charity.” -show synopsis The All-Star Apprentice Line-Up Includes: actor, author, and entrepreneur Stephen Baldwin Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey magician, master illusionist and Vegas superstar Penn Jillette DJ artist, rap star and entrepreneur Lil Jon Poison frontman Bret Michaels NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman rock star and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider Star of ‘Taxi’ and best-selling author Marilu Henner entertainment icon La Toya Jackson television/radio personality and actress Claudia Jordan “The Apprentice” original all-star Omaros actress, host and author Lisa Rinna Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick For more on the show, visit the official page.

Trace Adkins Sausage Launches eStore

You Can Now Purchase Trace Adkins Sausage via Newly Launched eStore. Trace Adkins Country Smoked Sausage was officially made available via retailers this Spring, and now fans can purchase the Adkins brand of sausage from the safety of their home via the newly launched eStore. Its super easy to find your way to at www.traceadkinscountrysausage.com. This is a secure website where customer can select what they want, make their purchase, and have their products shipped straight to their home. Added bonus: shipments come in Styrofoam coolers that you can reuse! Other useful info you can find on the website includes: complete product info, recipes, and announcements.