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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 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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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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Trace Adkins Launches ‘Opry Circle Throwdown’ on USO Tour

Trace Adkins kicked off a special initiative while overseas on his recent 10-day USO Tour in the Middle East. The singer-songwriter launched the Opry Circle Throwdown, in honor of the Grand Ole Opry's 90th anniversary.

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Trace Adkins Plans 10th USO Tour

Trace Adkins is once again heading overseas to entertain the troops. The Louisiana native will embark on another USO Tour this spring, the 10th time in 13 years that he has performed for the worthwhile cause.

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Country Music’s Scariest Bus Accidents [PICTURES]

The recent bus accident involving Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum is a sobering reminder of how dangerous life on the road can sometimes be. There are many country artists who consider their tour bus a second home, but it can be nerve-rattling when your home away from home is sharing the highway with semis, small cars and a whole lot of other people.

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Trace Adkins Signs With BBR Music Group

Trace Adkins has a new label home. The singer-songwriter, who has released music on both Capitol Records and Show Dog-Universal, has inked a deal with BBR Music Group.

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

Eighteen years ago today (April 5, 1997) was a memorable day for Trace Adkins. It was on this day that Adkins earned his first No. 1 hit with "(This Ain't No) Thinkin' Thing."

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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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