Trace Adkins

About Trace Adkins

With his deep, resonant voice and commanding stage presence, Trace Adkins has carved a successful niche in country music, as well as expanding his entertainment resume to include acting, scoring coveted film roles alongside Matthew McConaughey and Dennis Quaid.

Born in Sarepta, Louisiana, Trace learned to play guitar at an early age and first began performing in a gospel group called the New Commitments. When his career failed to take off, Trace found work on an oilrig off the coast of Louisiana and put in long hours in the dangerous profession before deciding to try his luck in Nashville.

Record producer Scott Hendricks was impressed with his voice and signed him to a deal with Capitol Nashville. His debut single, “There’s a Girl in Texas,” was released in 1996 and climbed into the top 20 of the country chart. His debut album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” gained traction, and Trace scored a top five hit with “Every Light in the House” and earned his first No. 1 with “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.” Another single, “I Left Something Turned on at Home,” also hit the top five. He won the ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist award in 1996.

Since then, Trace has continued to churn out such hits as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” “Hillbilly Bone” (with pal Blake Shelton) and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” which was named ACM single of the year in 2008. One of his most poignant hits “Just Fishin’,” featured his youngest daughter, Trinity, in the video, which was shot at his Tennessee farm. Trace’s most recent album, 2017’s “Something's Going On,” was released on Broken Bow Records’ Wheelhouse imprint.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Trace was also a two-time contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” originally finishing second to Piers Morgan in 2008, and then returning to win the top prize on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” in 2013. His film credits include “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “Moms’ Night Out.” In 2018, he can be seen in “I Can Only Imagine,” starring as Scott Brickell, the Nashville-based manager who shepherded the career of Dove Award-winning Christian band MercyMe. He’ll also be criss-crossing the country in 2018 on his “How Did We Get Here Tour.”

Trace, who had been divorced three times, is father to five daughters and also has several grandchildren.

Carly Pearce and pals bid farewell to Blake Shelton's "Freaks" tour News Carly Pearce and pals bid farewell to Blake Shelton's "Freaks" tour , Rare Country Contributor 11:03pm, March 19
Trace Adkins appears in faith-based new film "I Can Only Imagine" News Trace Adkins appears in faith-based new film "I Can Only Imagine" , Rare Country Contributor 10:31am, March 8
Rare Country’s 5 counts down our favorite fishing songs Top 5 Rare Country’s 5 counts down our favorite fishing songs , Rare Country Contributor 8:07pm, February 28
Blake Shelton plants a kiss on Brett Eldredge during their show Performances Blake Shelton plants a kiss on Brett Eldredge during their show , Rare Country Contributor 6:29pm, February 19
Blake Shelton fangirls Trace Adkins on tour Performances Blake Shelton fangirls Trace Adkins on tour , Rare Country Contributor 5:35pm, February 16
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Blake Shelton picks Trace Adkins as his "The Voice" team advisor News Blake Shelton picks Trace Adkins as his "The Voice" team advisor , Rare Country Contributor 12:39am, January 25
Trace Adkins is pissed and he’s letting his fans know all about it News Trace Adkins is pissed and he’s letting his fans know all about it , Senior Country Correspondent 3:25pm, January 8
Trace Adkins’ powerful new music video salutes our military men and women Videos Trace Adkins’ powerful new music video salutes our military men and women , 5:43pm, December 8
Trace Adkins throws out a competitive dig at Blake Shelton News Trace Adkins throws out a competitive dig at Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 3:38pm, December 5
We now know how Blake Shelton got Trace Adkins to go on tour with him Features We now know how Blake Shelton got Trace Adkins to go on tour with him , Senior Country Correspondent 5:10pm, November 29
Trace Adkins gets emotional over a year of so much loss Features Trace Adkins gets emotional over a year of so much loss , Senior Country Correspondent 2:02pm, November 29
Trace Adkins stands up for veterans and shares some “pearls of wisdom” with Megyn Kelly News Trace Adkins stands up for veterans and shares some “pearls of wisdom” with Megyn Kelly , Rare Country Contributor 4:33pm, November 28
Trace Adkins packs an emotional punch with this powerful military tribute Features Trace Adkins packs an emotional punch with this powerful military tribute , Senior Country Correspondent 4:15pm, November 14
The man behind some of country music’s biggest hits is jumping into politics News The man behind some of country music’s biggest hits is jumping into politics , Senior Country Correspondent 2:52pm, November 14
A casual, candid video reveals this country star has made a major change News A casual, candid video reveals this country star has made a major change , Rare Country Contributor 7:32am, October 23
Trace Adkins brings out his “baby girl” for a very special onstage serenade Performances Trace Adkins brings out his “baby girl” for a very special onstage serenade , Rare Country Contributor 6:09pm, October 17
Blake Shelton plants a kiss on Brett Eldredge during their show Performances Blake Shelton plants a kiss on Brett Eldredge during their show , Rare Country Contributor 6:29pm, February 19
These sexy male country stars over 40 will leave you weak in the knees News These sexy male country stars over 40 will leave you weak in the knees , Rare Country Contributor 12:05pm, August 2
Trace Adkins appears in faith-based new film "I Can Only Imagine" News Trace Adkins appears in faith-based new film "I Can Only Imagine" , Rare Country Contributor 10:31am, March 8
Blake Shelton fangirls Trace Adkins on tour Performances Blake Shelton fangirls Trace Adkins on tour , Rare Country Contributor 5:35pm, February 16
Trace Adkins gets emotional over a year of so much loss Features Trace Adkins gets emotional over a year of so much loss , Senior Country Correspondent 2:02pm, November 29
We now know how Blake Shelton got Trace Adkins to go on tour with him Features We now know how Blake Shelton got Trace Adkins to go on tour with him , Senior Country Correspondent 5:10pm, November 29
Trace Adkins is pissed and he’s letting his fans know all about it News Trace Adkins is pissed and he’s letting his fans know all about it , Senior Country Correspondent 3:25pm, January 8
Toby Keith and Trace Adkins prove that country boys can fill our hearts with patriotic pride News Toby Keith and Trace Adkins prove that country boys can fill our hearts with patriotic pride , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, September 11
Millions are losing it over Kane Brown’s traditional vocals on this Trace Adkins classic News Millions are losing it over Kane Brown’s traditional vocals on this Trace Adkins classic , Senior Country Correspondent 3:51pm, October 19
Carly Pearce and pals bid farewell to Blake Shelton's "Freaks" tour News Carly Pearce and pals bid farewell to Blake Shelton's "Freaks" tour , Rare Country Contributor 11:03pm, March 19
Gwen Stefani sings along with love Blake Shelton at his pop-up show Performances Gwen Stefani sings along with love Blake Shelton at his pop-up show , Senior Country Correspondent 11:06am, February 9
Rare Country’s 5 counts down our favorite fishing songs Top 5 Rare Country’s 5 counts down our favorite fishing songs , Rare Country Contributor 8:07pm, February 28
Trace Adkins admits to some recent nude hunting adventures News Trace Adkins admits to some recent nude hunting adventures , Senior Country Correspondent 1:27pm, June 11
Toby Keith and Trace Adkins will always stand up for their country, and we love them for it News Toby Keith and Trace Adkins will always stand up for their country, and we love them for it , Rare Contributor 12:08pm, May 27
Trace Adkins packs an emotional punch with this powerful military tribute Features Trace Adkins packs an emotional punch with this powerful military tribute , Senior Country Correspondent 4:15pm, November 14
The “Property Brothers” have a gut feeling about Trace Adkins’ house News The “Property Brothers” have a gut feeling about Trace Adkins’ house , Senior Country Correspondent 5:39pm, June 12
Trace Adkins stands up for veterans and shares some “pearls of wisdom” with Megyn Kelly News Trace Adkins stands up for veterans and shares some “pearls of wisdom” with Megyn Kelly , Rare Country Contributor 4:33pm, November 28
Trace Adkins brings out his “baby girl” for a very special onstage serenade Performances Trace Adkins brings out his “baby girl” for a very special onstage serenade , Rare Country Contributor 6:09pm, October 17