Trace Adkins Embarks on Another USO Tour
Trace Adkins has signed up for another tour of duty to perform for troops stationed in the Middle East. This will mark Trace's third USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the war-torn region. Since 2002, Trace has performed for more than 2,700 troops in Bahrain, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Due to security measures, the exact dates and countries of the upcoming performances won't be released to the public.
Also, soldiers may not know what to expect when Trace takes the stage, since his concerts include bits and pieces influenced by the live shows of other artists he admires. "I've probably stolen a little bit of something from everybody I've ever seen [live]," Trace tells The Boot. "I'm just a hodgepodge of everybody who's ever been an influence on me. That's a long and varied list."
Trace has dedicated himself to giving back to the military both on and off the stage. He spends time after his shows visiting with troops, signing autographs and posing for photos. And just last month back home in the States, he visited wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Trace has received numerous military honors in recognition of his patriotism, including the 2007 USO Merit Award, the Wounded Warrior Project's (WWP) 2010 Talkhouse Award and the 2010 Medal of Honor from the Daughter's of the American Revolution.
Trace's next stateside concert is scheduled for November 12 in Biloxi, Miss. Click here for a full list of his tour dates and cities.