Member Since 2003
In 2003, Trace Adkins became a member of the prestigious Grand Ole Opry. The 6’6” country music star looked 4’11” Opry star Jimmy Dickens in the eyes—a stepladder was involved—and accepted Little Jimmy’s invitation to join the Opry cast. It was an emotional night for Trace, who says the event was a huge honor and definitely one of the biggest highlights of his professional career.
And Trace Adkins has had quite a few highlights throughout his career.
Trace has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in country music today and he’s one of the genre’s true rugged individualists. His basement deep baritone and unshakeable sense of self have made him a star, but it is his music and the life he brings to it, that has appealed to so many of his fans and made his body of work so important. His songs have insightful lyrics and cover a wide range of interests and come from many of his own life experiences.
A former oil driller, gospel singer, and aspiring pro-football player, Trace took a long road from his hometown of Sarepta, LA to country music stardom. For more than a decade, he played more than 300 shows a year in roadhouses and honky-tonks throughout Louisiana and Texas, before moving to Nashville, where he was eventually signed to a record deal.
When Trace first broke onto the scene in the mid-90s, his debut album sold more than a million copies and it didn’t take long before he had a string of hits including “Every Light In The House Is On,” “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “I Left Something Turned On At Home,” “Chrome,” “Hot Mama,” “I’m Tryin,’” “Rough & Ready,” “Songs About Me,” “Arlington” and many more.
Since then, he has built a big name for himself through his hit singles and gold and platinum albums. He’s sold millions of records, won dozens of awards, received massive exposure on national television and print media and, he’s developed a huge fan base from performing at more than 120 packed venues across the United States each year.
Trace’s CD, Songs About Me, made its entry at the top of the country albums chart upon its release in March 2005 – marking his third chart-chopper in a row. The album is filled with more of the kind of grit and passion for which he’s best become known.
Trace released American Man: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 in 2007 with three new songs including his lead single, "I Got My Game On," followed by the fastest climbing single of his career, "You're Gonna Miss This," voted Single of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2009.
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