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Trace Adkins - BIOGRAPHY
TRACE ADKINS made his debut in the country music world more than a decade ago with a platinum-selling album and has since become an undeniable musical force, earning his place among the most identifiable artists of his generation.
An esteemed Opry member since 2003, Trace has built a strong legion of fans by recording songs that possess insightful lyrics and cover a wide range of interests -- many from his own life experiences. With one of the most identifiable voices in country music, the Grammy-nominated artist has had twenty-seven of his singles land on Billboard’s country charts, with 15 breaking into the Top 10. His albums achieve gold or multi-platinum status and three have made chart-topping debuts. He has performed for millions of fans worldwide and consistently sells out venues across the nation. His hard-driving stage show is full of hits, making him one of country music’s top headlining and in-demand artists today.
Throughout his illustrious and successful career, he has received widespread media recognition – from magazine covers to the movie screen, with numerous appearances national TV shows, including Ellen Degeneres, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis & Kelly, Real Time with Bill Maher, Today Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and so much more.
As an author, he received rave reviews from his book A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck. Published in 2007 by Random House, the book revealed his strong political and social views and continues to be a strong seller today.
Already a highly successful country music recording artist, Trace grabbed the national spotlight in 2008 while earning the respect of Donald Trump as the runner-up on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. Throughout the season, he starred in some of the show’s best moments, including the season finale, when more than 14 million viewers tuned in as he performed his # 1 hit, “You’re Gonna Miss This.” He has since raised more than $750,000 for his charity.
A long time supporter of the U.S. military, Trace has traveled overseas for two USO tours, performing for troops stationed in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2007, he was honored with the USO Merit Award in recognition of his dedication to assisting others through charitable works. His 2009 ACM performance with the West Point Cadet Glee Club was made available for download at iTunes, raising more than $100,000 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization providing extensive support to soldiers who have been severely wounded in combat.
In November 2009, Trace ventured into the comic book world with the launch of LUKE McBAIN, a four-part comic book series whose lead character is based on the country giant’s likeness and persona. The first installment is now available in more than 4,000 comic book stores nationwide and through Trace’s website. Future issues will be released monthly through February 2010.
Trace has also become the official face and voice of BC Headache Powder, marking only the second time in the pain-relief product’s 100 year history, that a country music entertainer has represented the brand. As a spokesperson for the next two years, he will be included in radio ads, images at retail stores and on BC’s website (www.bcpowder.com. BC is also sponsoring more than 80 of his concert tour dates in 2010.
Most recently, Trace has signed with Show Dog-Universal Music, the newly merged record label headed up by superstar Toby Keith and famed producer, Mark Wright. A new single and album is in the works and will be announced soon.
Trace Adkins continues to make his mark as an icon across many pop culture mediums and has achieved success in almost every realm of the entertainment business. With more than a decade under his belt, he is sitting at the top of his game and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.