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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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Top 10 Patriotic Country Songs

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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10 Amazing Photos From the 2017 CMA Music Festival

The 2017 CMA Music Festival was four days of wall-to-wall music.

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Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler to Perform on ‘A Capitol Fourth’

Trace Adkins and and Kellie Pickler will perform on PBS' live Fourth of July event, 'A Capitol Fourth'.

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Top 10 War Songs in Country Music

A list of country music's best songs about war.

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Country Music’s Most Political Artists

A photo gallery of country music's most political artists.

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Tucker Beathard, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton and More Book 2017 CMA Fest Events

Tucker Beathard, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton and more have announced events taking place during the 2017 CMA Music Festival in June.

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WATCH: Trace Adkins, Kris Kristofferson Reunite for ‘Hickok’ [Exclusive Video]

Kris Kristofferson and Trace Adkins will star in a new Western movie, 'Hickok', in 2017.

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Country Stars Who Have Played Football [PICTURES]

A photo gallery of country artists who have played football.

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‘Watching Airplanes’, ‘In Color’ Among Hits That Trace Adkins Passed On

Trace Adkins opens up about the chart-topping hits that he's passed up since his career took off nearly two decades ago.

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20 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘(This Ain’t No) Thinkin’ Thing

On April 5, 1997, Trace Adkins scored his first No. 1 hit with "(This Ain't No) Thinkin' Thing," from his freshman 'Dreamin' Out Loud' album.

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