Trace Adkins Shocked by ACM Win
Trace Adkins has his first ACM Award since 1996, taking home honors in 2009 for Single of the Year for 'You're Gonna Miss This.' No one was more surprised about the win than Trace himself.
"I have to tell you the truth. This song was recorded by a father whose oldest daughter had just gotten married. It was very personal to me, and I didn't think other people would relate to it the way I did," he said. "So it was put on a greatest hits album as a bonus track -- never gonna be a single, and Mike Dungan [President, Capitol Records Nashville] called one day and told me it was gonna be a single. And I said, 'Go ahead, but ain't nobody gonna play it.' I'm glad I'm an idiot!"
Trace sang 'Til the Last Shot's Fired' on the ACM broadcast, backed by the the West Point Glee Club choir. The performance was presented in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, which will receive all proceeds from iTunes downloads of the song.