Trace Adkins Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary As Grand Ole Opry Member
The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored platinum-selling artist Trace Adkins on his 10th anniversary as an Opry member this past Friday evening, and he celebrated by closing the show with a special 30-minute segment full of his music.
Between Adkins’ performances, congratulatory messages played on the Opry’s barn screen from the artist’s friends Blake Shelton, Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, Hunter Hayes, and Ronnie Milsap, who inducted Adkins into the Opry family on August 23, 2003.
Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher said, “It’s been a great ten years with Trace as an Opry member. He’s made trips to the top of the charts, toured from coast to coast and beyond, and become a national television personality, taking the Opry with him wherever he’s gone and also always coming home to the Opry stage. Here’s to the next ten years.”
About Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and member of the Grand Ole Opry. He serves as a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million as winner of The Celebrity Apprentice. His hits include “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Songs About Me,” “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hot Mama,” “Just Fishin’,” “Then They Do,” and more. Trace played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), he developed and hosted GAC’s Great American Heroes honoring heroic every-day Americans and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for three consecutive years. His eleventh studio album, Love Will… was released May 14, 2013 on Show Dog-Universal Music.