Trace Adkins loves this time of year. The rich history of the American Christmas celebration combined with national and personal traditions -- and a fair amount of nostalgia -- brings the country veteran to the Christmas tree as hurriedly as a young boy who has just learned what it's all about.
When Louisiana boy Trace Adkins made a stop in his home state at the Baton Rouge's Dixie Landin', he was surprised with a big honor! The singer has officially been inducted into the state's Hall of Fame.
It's been a long six months, but Trace Adkins is back in the spotlight, performing his hits for his loyal fans. He recently debuted new songs during his first show back, which took place in Sayreville, N.J. on Thursday (June 5).
Trace Adkins is ready to resume touring again! The country singer took a break from the road earlier this year following the loss of his dad, a stint in rehab and a divorce announcement. On June 5, he'll emerge from his hiatus with a show in Sayreville, N.J.
Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
Trace Adkins' father has died. Aaron Doyle Adkins, a former mill worker, is remembered as a quiet and hardworking man who bestowed his love of country music on his oldest son. He died on Saturday (Feb. 1) at the age of 71.
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