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Trace Adkins Embarks on Christmas Show Tour

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Trace Adkins is taking it upon himself to make sure his fans get into the holiday spirit. The singer kicked off his eclectic Christmas Show tour on Friday (Nov. 15), which promises a little something for everyone’s musical tastes.

“The show was inspired by the last few years I’ve done the Christmas processional at Disney World,” Trace told Country Weekly. “It’s just one of my favorite things to do. I look forward to doing it every year. And that’s really what inspired the direction I wanted to go in with this tour.”

Adkins gave music industry insiders in Nashville a sneak peek of the festive production, which includes the 12-piece Sarepta Symphony, as well as guest vocals by Lily Costner and Andrea Zonn. Scottish singer Alyth McCormack and the Irish folk group the Chieftains, who both appear on Adkins’ accompanying Christmas album, ‘The King’s Gift,’ are also credited during the concert.

In addition to the diverse vocals, the 51-year-old is joined on stage by a variety of instruments, including the violin, viola, cello, harp and organ, as well as the uilleann pipe and the penny whistle. But, according to the Louisiana native, concert attendees will get much more than just a few hours of music.

“The narration between the songs — there’s some history about some of these songs that people just simply aren’t aware of,” he reveals. “There are some personal anecdotes. People will learn something, people will laugh, people will, hopefully, get in the spirit. I’m a little nervous about doing it because . . . it’s out of my comfort zone, but you don’t grow and move forward if you don’t challenge yourself.”

‘The King’s Gift,’ which is being released independently, is available for purchase here.

See a list of all of Adkins’ Christmas Show tour dates here.

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