Trace Adkins released his 11th studio album, 'Cowboy's Back in Town,' on August 17, debuting at No. 1 on the country albums chart. The first single from the project, 'This Ain't No Love Song,' is also burning up the charts, while Trace adds even more heat to his resume. In between touring with Toby Keith and promoting his new music, he's also somehow found time to take on a role in the Matthew McConaughey flick, 'The Lincoln Lawyer.'

After our chat with Trace about everything going on in his career, The Boot stole a few extra minutes with the outspoken cowboy to throw 11 rapid-fire questions his way.

What's the best piece of advice given to you that you've actually followed?

Don't spend your own money.

What is the last piece of advice that you gave someone?

I told somebody the other day, "Don't thump a free melon." That's the same thing as "don't look a gift horse in the mouth." If somebody's giving you a free watermelon, don't thump it to see if it's ripe ... it's free!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Tractors. I've got three, and I can't justify having three. I guess that's a guilty pleasure.

What is one habit you have that you'd like to break?

I wish I could wean myself off of nicotine. I haven't been able to do that yet. I have quit smoking, but I still use tobacco. I don't know if I'll ever be able to give it up.

What is one thing that stresses you out?

People who drive too slow. I have a pretty bad problem with road rage. I stay hoarse from staying in the dang truck too long.

What is your worst phobia?

I don't like any kind of snake. I grew up in Louisiana where there were a lot of snakes, and they were all dangerous it seemed like. I just never have liked them.

Do you have a favorite perk that comes from being a celebrity?

Wow ... there are a lot of them. I like riding around on a bus. It's a good way to travel.

Do you have a hidden talent?

Hidden talent? Wow ... I don't even know if I have any open talents, much less hidden ones. [laughs] I'm doing the best I can with the ones that people can see.

What is the last compliment you've received?

Somebody told me that I had a nice pond yesterday.

When was the last time that you lied about something?

You know what ... I can't even really remember that. I don't do that anymore. I just don't have to.

When was the last time you laughed?

This morning on the golf course. I can't even remember now why I laughed, but I laugh every day I play golf. I don't remember what it was, but when you go out and play golf with a guitar player, a keyboard player and a road manager, somebody's going to do something that's going to be funny! [laughs]

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