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Trace Adkins

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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12 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry

Trace Adkins had already earned 10 Top 20 hits by this time in 2003. He'd had his first No. 1 single, "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," and had released four Top 10 albums, as well as a hits collection. But chances are, it's his induction into the Grand Ole Opry that makes Aug. 23 stand out in his mind.

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Oh, How They’ve Changed! See Pictures of Your Favorite Country Artists Then and Now

Through the years, there's been a major evolution in the style of country music, both in terms of fashion and in terms of the music. Cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats will always be red carpet staples, and steel guitars and banjos will always be en vogue, but the days of huge hair, rhinestone suits and super-traditional sounds seem to be gone.

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11 Surprising and Sad Country Star Splits

Within two weeks of each other, two beloved country couples have announced that they're splitting up: On July 20, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert revealed that their divorce had been finalized, and on Aug. 3, Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock shared that they've been separated for the last few months.

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Top 10 Country Songs About Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and fishing go hand in hand with country music, country boys and country girls.

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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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Despite Reports, Trace and Rhonda Adkins ‘Have Settled Their Divorce Amicably’

Don't believe everything that you read: Trace Adkins' divorce from his wife Rhonda has not been called off.

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Trace Adkins, Thompson Square and More Set for 2015 Country Cruising Cruise

Trace Adkins and Thompson Square are getting set to take their live acts onto the high seas for the upcoming 2015 Country Cruising Cruise.

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Man Charged With Homicide After Hitting Fan With SUV at Trace Adkins Concert

A Trace Adkins concert at Trails End Campground in Huntsville, Tenn., turned deadly on Saturday (May 23), and now, a man faces murder charges.

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Top 10 Country Songs About Trucks

Truck references in country music are a dime in a dozen. They're everywhere. And we're not complaining -- but there are some songs that go above and beyond a quick mention of a Chevy or a Ford, to a storyline that's centered around the country vehicle of choice, or a major reference to trucks in the verses or chorus.

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Country Men Without Their Shirts On [PICTURES]

Country music videos are full of sexy women in their daisy dukes and bikini tops, but we're turning the tables and letting some of the genre's leading men show a little skin.

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