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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 January 1962Springhill, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameTracy Darrell Adkins
Height 6' 6" (1.98 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Adkins was born in Louisiana, to Peggy (Carraway) and Aaron Doyle Adkins, a mill worker. 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 (Sunday nights, 9PM EST/PT).

Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), he developed and hosted GAC's "Great American Heroes" series to pay tribute to every-day Americans doing great things and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for three consecutive years.

In 2011, Trace last album, Proud To Be Here debuted atop the Billboard Country Chart powered by the Top Ten hit, "Just Fishin'," and his eleventh studio album, Love Will... is planned for release in the Spring of 2013 on Show Dog-Universal Music.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Trace's Publicist

Spouse (2)

Rhonda Adkins (11 May 1997 - present) (filed for divorce) (3 children)
Barbara Lewis (? - ?) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

The pinkie finger on his left hand is permanently crooked to fit around the neck of a guitar. Years ago Trace cut off the finger on a job, and he asked the doctors to reattach it in a useful position to make up for losing the ability to move it

Trivia (14)

Country music singer.
1997: Academy of Country Music voted him its top new male vocalist and Country Weekly magazine proclaimed him favorite male newcomer.
Has two daughters from a previous marriage (to Barbara Lewis), Tarah Adkins (b. 1983) & Sarah Adkins (b. 1985), as well as three daughters from his current marriage (to Rhonda Adkins), Mackenzie Adkins (b. 1998), Brianna Adkins (b. 2001) and Trinity Adkins (b. 2004).
His first single, "There's a Girl in Texas" made it into the Top 20 in 1996
March 1997: His first album, "Dreamin' Out Loud", was certified gold (for sales of 500,000 copies) and platinum (for sales of a million) six months later.
He got his big break while singing at Tillie's & Lucy's Pub in Nashville, when he was spotted by the president of Capitol Records' country division and quickly signed to a recording contract.
His second wife, Julie, shot him during a domestic dispute in 1994. The bullet went through both lungs and both lower chambers of his heart. Trace believes he survived because his home was so close to a trauma rated hospital. He never pressed charges against his now ex-wife.
Life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the Louisiana Division.
His home in Brentwood, Tennessee was completely destroyed by a fire on June 4, 2011.
His daughter, Tara Adkins, gave birth to a boy, Jackson Trace Webber, on June 6, 2012, weighing in at 7 lbs. 3 oz.
Was the Celebrity winner of The Apprentice (2004) in 2013.
Supporter of the American Red Cross.
Became a member of The Grand Ole Opry August 23, 2003. Was invited by Little Jimmy Dickens.
Release of his book, "A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions From a Freethinking Roughneck" by Trace with Keith and Kent Zimmerman.

Personal Quotes (1)

I don't do the same show on any two nights

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