Trace Adkins Debuts New Songs During Return to Stage
Trace Adkins is back, and he's better than ever.
The singer spent several months off the road, to deal with several personal struggles, including a stint in rehab after relapsing while on a Country Cruising trip, the death of his father and divorcing his wife, Rhonda, after more than 16 years of marriage.
But apparently Adkins hasn't been spending time at home licking his wounds. Instead, it seems the country music hitmaker has been working on new music, which he debuted during the first concert of his summer tour last week in Sayreville, N.J.
In addition to his many hits, including 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk' and 'You're Gonna Miss This,' Adkins performed three brand-new songs: 'It All Adds Up To Us,' the slightly provocative 'Maintenance Man' and 'Take It From Me,' which he used to close out his show.
“I’m having a good time!" he shared with the crowd (quote via Taste of Country). "I’m not gonna tell you all my secrets tonight, but I’ve been writing and have a new album coming out soon.”
Adkins says his tour, which heads to New York and Canada this week, is his way of thanking his fans for sticking by him throughout his tumultuous year.
“I’m excited, recharged and ready to get back on the road,” he says. “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.”
See a list of all of his upcoming shows here.