Trace Adkins’ Family Honored for Resilience Following House Fire
Trace Adkins, his wife Rhonda, and three of their children suffered a devastating loss when their home burned to the ground in June. Now the family, who all managed to escape uninjured, will be honored for their heroism and resilience in the face of adversity.
The Adkins' will receive the T.J. Martell Family Achievement Award at a special ceremony on Saturday (Oct. 29), as part of the T.J. Martell Family Day.
"I've done a lot with T.J. Martell over the years and I'm honored they are giving us this award," Trace tells Nashville's Tennessean newspaper.
The family, who are currently residing at their farm outside Nashville, watched as the charred remains of their former home were demolished earlier this week. "It didn't seem to bother my six-year-old and my 13-year-old," the 'Just Fishin' singer states. "They're like me. My 10-year-old and Rhonda teared up. They use this big bulldozer and it's like a big dinosaur eating your house."
The Louisiana native lost several irreplaceable items in the fire, including a guitar given to him by Buck Owens and a signed baseball cap from golf legend Arnold Palmer. Still, he says he counts himself very fortunate.
"I put it in perspective," Trace tells The Boot. "First of all that everybody was OK, but secondly, I looked at some of the misfortunes that have come my way in this life, I don't even think of my house burning down being the top 10. You have to put things into perspective."
Joining Trace and his family in being honored tomorrow will be Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz and his family, who will receive the T.J. Martell Family Spirit Award.
The ceremony, which will be held at Belmont University's Curb Event Center, will include a performance by 'American Idol' runner-up Lauren Alaina, as well as an appearance by the Titans cheerleaders and former Titans kicker Craig Hentrich.
Tickets are available and can be purchased here.