Trace Adkins Inducted Into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
Trace Adkins has received yet another honor. The country music superstar was surprised recently with an induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Adkins returned to his home state on Saturday (June 21), for what he thought was a regular concert at the Dixie Landin' amusement park in Baton Rouge. Instead, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame President and Executive Director Mike Shepherd joined the singer onstage to present him with a plaque, as well as an official statement signed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
It was a bright spot in what has undoubtedly been a difficult year for the 52-year-old. Adkins entered rehab earlier this year, after falling off the wagon while headlining the Country Cruising entertainment cruise, but was forced to leave when his father passed away. In March, his wife of 16 years, Rhonda Adkins, filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Still, Adkins says he isn't one to stay down for long. He kicked off his tour earlier this month, and is also working on a brand-new album.
“I’m excited, recharged and ready to get back on the road,” Adkins states. “I owe a debt of gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of encouragement and support over the past few months. It’s hard to put into words how much comfort you take from hearing, ‘We’ve got your back.’ So these shows are for you guys. Thanks.”
Adkins will return to his home state next month to perform at the Muddin for the Military 2014, which raises money for the Lone Star Warriors Outdoors on July 5. Find more information here, and see a list of all of his upcoming shows here.