In the fifteen years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released ten studio albums, three greatest hits packages, and thirty chart singles. He has also racked up four Grammy nominations and five ACM and CMT awards. Accomplishments like that – along with sales in the tens of millions – explain the respect Adkins has earned from Country fans and the industry alike. But there’s more.
In recent years, Trace has made his mark as a TV and film actor, a voiceover artist, an author, a social commentator, a participant on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice – and even the inspiration for a series of comic books.
Along the way, Trace has endured his share of well-publicized tribulations, and the release of his latest album – Proud To Be Here – was marked by the same loss (and luck) that have shadowed Trace all his life. In June of 2011, as the finishing touches were being made to the album, the Nashville-area home Adkins shared with his wife and three of his five daughters was destroyed by fire.
True to form, Trace thought first of his family’s safety, steered the outpouring of fan support toward the Red Cross…then got back to work. The album is the latest in a career that continues to soar. With “Just Fishin’,” Trace adds to a collection of hits that includes modern classics like “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Then They Do,” “Hot Mama,” “Songs About Me,” “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.”
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