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Mar 27

Trace Adkins’ Wife Files for Divorce

Trace Adkins' Wife Files for Divorce

Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Trace Adkins has had a difficult year thus far — and it looks like there are more challenges to come. Nashville newspaper The Tennessean reports Trace’s wife of 16 years, Rhonda, has filed for divorce.

The filing comes after Trace went to a rehabilitation center in January to seek treatment for alcohol abuse. The singer had previously been sober for 12 years. During his stay, Trace checked out of the facility to be with his dying father. After his father passed away, Trace returned to rehab and completed the program.

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Jan 21

Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles Gives Eyewitness Account of Trace Adkins Confrontation

Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles Gives Eyewitness Account of Trace Adkins Confrontation

Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Trace Adkins entered a rehabilitation facility to seek treatment for alcohol abuse last week following an altercation with a Trace Adkins impersonator while aboard the Country Cruising cruise ship. Several country stars were also on board, including Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles, who witnessed the altercation. He gave a firsthand account to KNCI’s Pat and Tom Morning Show, saying Trace’s breaking point came when the impersonator signed autographs as Trace.

“You know, there’s only so much you can take when someone’s trying to be you,” he said. “(Eventually) you’re like, ‘Ok bro’, I’ve been doing this for 20 years, you’ve been following me around…and now you’re going to come on this small cruise ship…’” Continue Reading

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Jan 15

Trace Adkins Enters Rehab for Alcohol Abuse

Trace Adkins Enters Rehab

Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Great American Country extends prayers and support for Trace Adkins, who has entered a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse, reports Country Weekly. The singer was on the Country Cruising cruise ship and 12 years sober prior to this incident. According to People, Trace reportedly got into an argument with a Trace Adkins impersonator who was singing karaoke in a ship bar. When the ship docked in Jamaica, Trace left the cruise to seek treatment.

A representative for Trace released this statement: “Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism. As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected.”

In 2009 Trace discussed his battle with addiction with Great American Country in his episode of Backstory. Of his drinking, he said, “I was getting to the point where I was poisoning myself.”

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Dec 19

Trace Adkins Stars in Western Film The Virginian

Trace Adkins Stars in Western Film The Virginian

Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Trace Adkins will star alongside Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in a new western, The Virginian. Set to be released exclusively on Blue-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club as well as digitally everywhere on January 7, the movie is based on the long-running television series “The Virginian.” Brendan Penny also stars.

Directed by Thomas Makowski, The Virginian tells the story of a “handsome and enigmatic enforcer,” played by Trace, for a cattle baron, played by Ron Perlman, who took him in after his parents’ death. Set in the Old West, the Virginian’s past unfolds through corruption, deception and gunplay. Continue Reading

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Dec 6

Watch Trace Adkins Discuss His Christmas Tour

Watch Trace Adkins Discuss His Christmas Tour

Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Fans know Trace Adkins best as the voice behind songs like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Ladies Love Country Boys” — but this holiday season, he is offering up a different side. Along with the release of his first Christmas album, The King’s Gift – A Celtic Christmas Collection, he is currently on his The Christmas Show Tour. Trace recently shared what the tour means to him.

“This will be something completely different from anything they’ve ever seen me do,” he said. “This is totally me getting out of my comfort zone and doing something out of left field.”

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Nov 4

Eric Church, Trace Adkins & More to Honor Gregg Allman

Eric Church, Trace Adkins & More to Honor Gregg Allman

Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.

The Allman Brothers Band, Trace Adkins, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Martina McBride and more will come together on January 10, 2014 for “All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman,” a concert honoring the legendary singer, songwriter and musician. The show, which will be filmed and recorded for multi-media distribution, will take place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.

“Gregg Allman and his songs have been a deep and unmistakable influence on artists across southern rock, blues, soul, gospel, and country music,” said producer Don Was, who is also scheduled to perform. Continue Reading

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Oct 21

Danica Patrick Has a Few Butterflies About Co-Hosting American Country Awards

Danica Patrick Has a Few Butterflies About Co-Hosting American Country Awards

left: Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music. right: LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Danica Patrick arrives at the Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

NASCAR’s Danica Patrick doesn’t get nervous about driving a car 200mph around a race track, but she is having a few butterflies about co-hosting the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins, she tells People.com. The show airs live on FOX on December 10 at 8/7c.

“I’m a little nervous,” she said. “I’m told it’s going to be really easy, with no issues and no problems, but I just keep thinking, ‘That can’t be true.’ But… we’ll be ready!”

Danica, who appeared with Miranda Lambert in her “Fastest Girl In Town” video and with Colt Ford in his “Drivin’ Around Song’ video, shouldn’t be too nervous. She has some experience to draw from as she prepares to take on the role of hostess. Continue Reading

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Oct 4

GAC Album Review: Neal McCoy’s Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride

GAC Album Review: Neal McCoy's Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride

Neal McCoy’s 2013 album, Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride. Photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media.

The year was 1981 when a young Neal McCoy entered and won a singing competition in Dallas, Texas. Sitting in the club that night was award-winning singer Janie Fricke. You see, Janie was on the verge of country music stardom (she won the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year award in 1982 and 1983) and was going to soon be leaving her spot opening shows for Grand Ole Opry member Charley Pride. Janie took to Neal and quickly introduced him to Charley. When she moved on, Charley hired Neal to be his opening act and the two toured the world together for the next five years.

Neal and Charley share a close bond, and when the former learned that no tribute album existed for the Country Music Hall of Famer, Neal put plans in motion to record and release Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride. Available now, Pride encompasses 11 of Charley’s best-known songs, spanning many of his biggest hit-making years. Starting with 1969’s Hank Williams-penned hit “Kaw-Liga” on through to 1981’s No. 1 single “Mountain Of Love,” Neal pays tribute to his mentor with a lively set that honors his legendary work.

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Oct 1

GAC Album Review: Joe Nichols’ Crickets

GAC Album Review: Joe Nichols' Crickets

Joe Nichols’ 2013 album, Crickets. Photo courtesy of Alliance Media Relations.

A new record label and a new production team seem to have re-energized Joe Nichols as he prepares to release his eighth studio album next week on October 8. Led by a team consisting of producers Mickey Jack Cones (Trace Adkins, Act of Valor Soundtrack) and Derek George (Randy Houser), Joe showcases his optimistic and happy-go-lucky persona on Crickets while also demonstrating a clear love for classic country.

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Sep 18

Trace Adkins & Danica Patrick to Co-Host American Country Awards

Trace Adkins & Dancia Patrick to Co-Host American Country Awards

left: Trace Adkins photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music. right: LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Danica Patrick arrives at the Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Trace Adkins and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick will co-host the fourth annual American Country Awards, airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Tuesday, December 10 at 8/7c on FOX. This will be Trace’s fourth time serving as host for the awards and Danica’s first. The show is country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show.

“I can’t wait to see if I have what it takes to keep up with this racing superstar,” Trace said.

“I’m so excited to host the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins,” Danica said. “I have no doubt he’ll be able to keep up with me. I’ve become a huge fan of country music since I came to NASCAR and have been fortunate to be in videos with Miranda Lambert and Colt Ford. This is going to be a really cool experience and I’m excited to be a part of it. It’s going to be a great show!” Continue Reading

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