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Trace Adkins

Tracy Darrell Adkins was born and raised in a small town in Louisiana. Adkins’ father Aaron taught him to play guitar as a child, and in high school, the future country star was a member of a gospel group that recorded two albums and toured locally, as well as a football player. Adkins attended college at Louisiana Tech University, studying music and playing defensive end on the college’s football team, but he never officially graduated; instead, he went to work on an oil rig, before moving to Nashville in the early 1990s to pursue a music career. Adkins’ first studio album, ‘Dreamin’ Out Loud,’ was released in 1996 and spawned a Top 20 single and three Top 5 singles, one of which (‘(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing’) hit No. 1. He was crowned Top New Male Vocalist at the 1997 ACM Awards, and in the years since, Adkins has put out more than 10 studio albums and earned more than 10 Top 10 songs. He’s also appeared in several movies and TV shows, including ‘Moms’ Night Out’ and ‘King of the Hill,’ came in second place on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2008 and won ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2013.

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Trace Adkins Announces Dates for 2015 Spring and Summer Tour

Trace Adkins has announced his 2015 tour plans. The singer will spend much of the spring and summer out on the road, with dates currently scheduled through August.

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Country Stars Who Have Played Football

Country music and football go quite well together; in fact, some of its biggest names even got out on the gridiron themselves before they made it big in music!

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Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan + More Added to 2015 Volunteer Jam Lineup

The lineup for the 2015 Volunteer Jam was already filled with country music's heavy hitters, but now, even more all-star artists have been added to the event.

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Do You Know These Country Stars’ Real Names?

Some of the biggest country stars have a pretty big secret -- they aren't who you think they are!

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Trace + Rhonda Adkins — Country’s Greatest Love Stories

Before he was a star, Trace Adkins was struggling to land a record deal and weathering the breakup of his second marriage when he struck up a friendship with a pretty young publicist. Her name was Rhonda.

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Trace Adkins to Release Live DVD

Trace Adkins gives a high-energy performance when he takes the stage each night. Now, fans will be able to enjoy Adkins' unforgettable concerts from the comfort of their own home.

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Trace Adkins Shares Details on New Movie Role, Album

Trace Adkins has sold millions of albums and had more than 30 Top 40 singles, but music isn't his only creative outlet. The Louisiana native is also becoming a well-known actor; he's already starred in several hit movies, including the recent flick 'Moms' Night Out,' and says another role is on its way to theaters.

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Trace Adkins Surprises Veterans With Performance, Donation to Wounded Warrior Project

In between shows on Trace Adkins' Christmas Show Tour, the singer made a surprise appearance for guests, staff and veterans at Nashville's Country Inn & Suites.

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Trace Adkins, ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’ — Story Behind the Song

Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson and Dallas Davidson wrote 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk' together, and Trace Adkins released the song as the third single from 2004's 'Songs About Me.' The tune became a crossover hit, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and landing in the Top 40 on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts, not to mention earning a gold certification. Below, Johnson tells The Boot about how the song came to be.

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The Best Country Star Yearbook Photos

Yearbook photos: They're a rite of passage, in a way. Everyone has that one photo they cringe at, or the 8x10 that mom still has hanging in the hallway, highlighting the fact that you were an awkward tween in every sense. Even famous country stars had to get yearbook photos taken before they were in the spotlight and on the red carpet.

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