Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours.
In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the 6’6″ oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death and battles with personal demons. He also explains just how the world’s biggest alpha-male handles fatherhood with five daughters. In 2008, Trace’s integrity and wry humor served him well as a finalist on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and prepared him for his return – on behalf of the American Red Cross – to NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
Trace has played a tough as nails biker in the The Lincoln Lawyer, developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes”, and has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for four consecutive years.
In late October, Trace released his first Christmas album entitled, THE KING’S GIFT, a unique collection of Celtic carols and traditional holiday favorites. The album boasts an impressive group of musicians, including world-renowned Irish ensemble The Chieftains, Scottish vocalist Alyth McCormick, award winning family group The Issacs, Kevin Costner and daughter Lily Costner, and rock drummer Kenny Aronoff.
Many have been intrigued by Trace’s Celtic inspiration on THE KING’S GIFT. Trace explains, “[Celtic] music just strikes a primal chord in me. I’ve enjoyed listening to it and always hoped to do something with it.” Not only has Trace recorded a one-of-a-kind album, he has developed a special holiday tour, The Christmas Show as well. The 18-city tour is designed as a reverent theatrical and musical production that delves into the holiday traditions and lush arrangements that create THE KING’S GIFT. Trace hopes the tour will become a holiday tradition in which his fans and their families share the joy of the season with him for many years to come.