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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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Top 10 Hilarious Country Music Tour Antics

Who is the king of pranks in country music? Everyone knows it's Brad Paisley. And although he has also been the victim of several jokes on his tours, Paisley dishes it out even better than he takes it. Many an artist has been on the receiving end of a Paisley prank -- in fact, we could probably fill an entire Top 10 list with only his hilarious antics -- but there are lots of other practical jokes worth writing about, too.

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Trace Adkins Hosting Weekly SiriusXM Radio Show

Trace Adkins is used to having his music played on the radio, but now, he is taking a turn on the other side of the microphone. The singer is hosting a weekly radio show, The Throwback Thirty, on SiriusXM's Y2Kountry channel.

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Story Behind the Song: Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, ‘Hillbilly Bone’

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins recorded "Hillbilly Bone," written by Luke Laird and Craig Wiseman, for Shelton's 2010 EP of the same name, though Adkins later included it on the deluxe edition of his Cowboy's Back in Town album. The song was released as a single in October of 2009, and in March of 2010, it became Shelton's sixth No. 1 and Adkins' fourth; it also reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and won an ACM Award -- Shelton's first -- for Vocal Event of the Year. Below, Laird tells The Boot how the song came about.

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Trace Adkins to Guest Star on ‘The Night Shift’

Trace Adkins is headed back to the small screen for a guest appearance on NBC's The Night Shift.

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Top 10 Patriotic Country Songs

Country music and patriotism have always gone hand in hand. Whether in times of war or peace, American anthems have been fan-favorite country songs for decades, and there are a slew of country tunes that proudly proclaim the beauty and benefits of the United States of America.

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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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