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Trace Adkins To Resume Touring In June

Posted by Administrator on May 29, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Trace Adkins will return to the stage beginning June 5th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. The tour will feature Adkins’ six-piece band, the Sarepta Gentleman’s Club. Adkins stepped out of the spotlight earlier this year to overcome some personal challenges. The tour will launch on June 5th, and will wrap Sept. 26th in California.


“I’m excited, recharged and ready to get back on the road,” Adkins says. “I owe a debt of gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of encouragement and support over the past few months. It’s hard to put into words how much comfort you take from hearing ‘We’ve got your back.’ So these shows are for you guys – thanks.”


Trace Adkins Upcoming Tour Dates:

6/05 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

6/06 Mt.Pocono, PA Sherman Theater Summer Stage at Mt. Airy Casino Resort

6/07 Atlantic City, NJ The Concert Venue at Harrah’s Atlantic City

6/13 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Casino Theatre

6/14 Fredericton, NB Countryfest

6/20 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

6/21 Baton Rouge, LA Dixie Landin’ Summer Concert Series

7/12 Green Bay, WI Oneida Casino

7/13 Sault Ste Marie, MI Kewadin Casino

7/18 Sloan, IA Riverfest 2014 – WinnaVegas Casino & Resort

7/19 Prior Lake, MN Lakefront Music Fest

7/20 Peoria, IL Country Life Music Festival

7/23 Helena, MT Last Chance Stampede

7/24 Boise, ID CenturyLink Arena

7/25 Eugene, OR Lane Country Fair

7/26 Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert Hall

8/01 Huntington, NY Paramount

8/02 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus

8/03 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent

8/07 Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom

8/08 Ft Wayne, IN Headwaters Park

8/09 Washington, MO Washington Town & Country Fair

8/11 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center

8/12 Douglas, WY Wyoming State Fair

8/15 Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino

8/16 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

8/27 Woodstock, VA Shenandoah County Fair

8/28 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino

8/29 Elkhorn, WI Walworth County Fair

8/31 Nichols, NY Tioga Downs Grandstand

9/06 Hot Springs, AR Hot Springs Rally

9/26 Rohner Park, CA Weill Hall


Trace Adkins Enters Rehab

Posted by Administrator on January 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

photo: Matt Slocum/AP


Country star Trace Adkins has checked into rehab to deal with alcoholism issues, his rep has confirmed.  "Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism.  As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family's privacy will be respected."

The 52-year-old singer was taking part in a Country Cruising trip when he fell off the wagon after being 12 years sober.  Adkins was scheduled to perform on the ship that left Miami and was bound for Ocho Rios, Jamaica.


According to TMZ, a brawl with a Trace Adkins impersonator who was doing karaoke precipitated Adkins' departure from the cruise. The gossip site reported that the singer jumped ship in Jamaica before heading towards rehab.

Adkins has been open about his battle with alcoholism. The "Celebrity Apprentice" winner previously checked into treatment in 2002.  "The program was an extremely positive experience for me," Adkins told CMT in 2003. "This is something I needed to do for myself, my family and my career. I feel the best I've felt in years, both physically and mentally."



Our thoughts and prayers are with Trace and his family at this difficult time.  

NRA Country Presents: Trace Adkins At The Great American Outdoor Show

Posted by Administrator on December 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo: Russ Harrington

Country Music superstar Trace Adkins has been invited to headline the Great American Outdoor Show presented by NRA Country. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 8th during the first Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. The ticketed event will take place in the complex’s Large Arena. Tickets are $30 for stadium seating/$35 for floor seating and can be purchased here.

Celebrating the outdoor traditions treasured by millions of Americans and their families, the Great American Outdoor Show debuts February 1-9, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy nine days and 650,000 square feet of shooting, hunting, fishing, camping and boating exhibits, plus, evening events and interactive displays at the country’s largest sports and outdoor show. Visit Great American Outdoor Show for the latest news and information about the event.

Adkins first-ever Christmas album, 'The King’s Gift', was released this holiday season and celebrated for its soul-stirring Celtic approach. USA Today wrote that “Great Christmas albums reveal new facets of the artists who make them while allowing them to stretch creatively. The Celebrity Apprentice winner indulges his passion for history on this Celtic-themed collection and gives fans a different context in which to hear one of country music’s most distinctive voices.”  For more on Trace or to get his latest album visit his official website here.


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Artists Sign On For iHeartRadio's 'Show Your Stripes' Campaign

Posted by Administrator on June 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Clear Channel has launched iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes, a company-wide community service project to address unemployment among U.S. military veterans and to encourage businesses to hire skilled veterans. The company is set to spend more than $75 million on radio, digital and other resources to highlight skills brought back by returning servicemen and women that are valuable to employers.


To launch the campaign, artists including Elton John, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Ryan Seacrest, Mario Lopez, Trace Adkins and LL Cool J have recorded a series of PSAs that showcase stories from veterans who have successfully found jobs. Clarkson tells the story of Jeff Marshall, a 10-year member of the U.S. Air Force special operations command who is now working in online operations at Facebook.


By the year 2016, more than a million servicemen and women will end their military careers and transition back to civilian life. According to a 2012 survey by Prudential and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 60 percent of returning servicemen and women said they have faced a challenge translating the valuable skills they obtained in the military into civilian employment. 98 percent of all veterans cited at least one challenge in seeking employment.



Trace Adkins Releases "Love Will..."

Posted by Administrator on May 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Show Dog-Universal artist, Trace Adkins, releases his brand new album "Love Will ... " today.

Five different producers including Frank Rogers and Mark Wright, helped Adkins create the 11-track album of love songs. Highlights include a collaboration with Exile for a cover of their 1978 hit "Kiss All Over You."


Track listing for "Love Will ..."

1. When I Stop Loving You

2. So What If I Do

3. Come See Me

4. Right Now

5. Every One Of You

6. The Altar Of Your Love  

7. Kiss You All Over [feat. Exile] 

8. If The Sun Comes Up 

9. Say No To A Woman  

10. Watch The World End [feat. Colbie Caillat]  

11. Love Will


Trace Adkins Announces 11th Studio Album "Love Will..."

Posted by Administrator on March 5, 2013 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Trace Adkins is feeling the love on his 11th studio album, Love Will…, and he has confirmed that it will be released this Spring on Show Dog-Universal Music.


Like any labor of love, this album benefitted from relationships built over time and based on respect. The impressive list of producers who helped these songs stand up to Trace’s rich baritone include Tony Brown, Mark Wright, Frank Rogers, Kenny Beard and Mickey Cones. Additionally, several unexpected guests (to be announced) will appear, since love is nothing if not a collaboration.


“Hold on one second!” said Adkins. “This is an album of love songs but in my book, ‘Hot Mama’ and ‘Badonkadonk’ are love songs! So don’t start thinking these are all ‘I’ll love you til the end of time’ ballads…but yeah, we’ve got those too.”


Starting today, fans can pre-order the album on Fans can now complete online tasks related to either Trace’s new album, his appearances on NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice and his role as a Red Cross spokesman. Fans who complete tasks will be entered to win prizes like a pair of Nocona Boots signed by Trace, a year supply of Trace Adkins Hightower’s Smoked Sausage, an iPod or an autographed Trace Adkins-branded guitar. Grand prizes include a trip to the live finale of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice in New York City (regardless of the outcome) or an all-paid cruise aboard Country Cruising 2014.

Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and Family, Trace Adkins, Hunter Hayes, and More Announced As Inaugural Taste Of Country Music Festival Performers

Posted by Administrator on January 24, 2013 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Townsquare Media Group and Chet-5 Festivals are pleased to announce the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival featuring Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson & Family, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols, Gloriana, Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch, Blackberry Smoke and more June 13-15, 2013 at Hunter Mountain Resort in the scenic Catskills Mountains. The 3-day music festival was announced earlier today at a press conference held at Hunter Mountain Resort. Ticket packages begin at just $120 and afford fans three days of live music from today’s hottest acts in country music in a picturesque locale less than two hours from New York City. Early Bird Discounted Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. EST on VIP ticket options, mountainside camping, resort accommodations and more are available online.




" and our partners at Chet-5 Festivals are delighted to bring the Northeast's first large-scale multi-day country music festival to Hunter Mountain," shared Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events of Townsquare Media Group, the owner of "We are focused on the audience experience - delivering our folks the artists and music they love in a beautiful setting that delivers world-class resort and camping accommodations, outdoor recreation and top-notch food and beverage service."




"We are very excited about our new partnership with the Townsquare Media Group," said Gary Chetkof, founder of the Mountain Jam Music Festival. "Combining our experience producing the Mountain Jam Music Festival along with Townsquare Media Group’s assets makes for a powerful partnership that will produce a world-class country music event for many years to come."




The Taste of Country Music Festival will be held the weekend following the ninth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival that is scheduled for June 6-9, 2013. Mountain Jam is one of the top music festivals in the country and will feature Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Primus, Dispatch, The Avett Brothers and more. Additional information can be found on




More information can be found online by visiting, or by following @TOCFestival on Twitter.