Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins is an American country music artist and actor.
He is widely known for his distinctive baritone singing voice.
Adkins has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts
He has also made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows
Hollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a 2008 finalist and as the 2013 winner on The Celebrity Apprentice,
as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and in television commercial
voice-overs for the KFC fast food restaurant chain.
Tracy Darrell Adkins
January 13, 1962 ( age
Sarepta, Louisiana, United States
Springhill, Louisiana, United States
6' 6" (1.98 m)
Rhonda Forlaw (m. 1997)
Country, country rock, blues rock
Singer, music artist, actor (film and television)
Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, 38 Special, Ronnie Milsap, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton
Did You Know:
His second wife shot him during a domestic dispute
Trace Adkins Quotes:
“They know who I am, where I come from, what I'm about. I go out there and it is what it is. If I feel like doing something, I do it. If I feel like saying something, I say it. If I feel like dancing, I do. If I don't, I don't.”
I don't do the same show on any two nights.
I have always loved Waffle House. It's been like an oasis in the desert many times late at night after one of my concerts.
I only record songs that I really like and believe in and can sing with conviction.
I've been in that situation many times, telling people why country music is important, and this is my chance to stand up for this genre.
It's great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they're familiar with.
“I know there are a lot of country music fans in New York City but the problem with doing a show in New York City is its very difficult to promote,”
“If you look at it as trying to broaden the appeal and kind of get out of the box and maybe reach some people who otherwise don't become exposed to country music, it could turn out to be a really good thing,”
“Country music fans are the best everywhere and they've always made me feel like I'm at home, no matter what zip code I'm in. I just want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for blessing me with such an incredible career that I truly enjoy.”
“I love playing the CMA Music Festival each year because it's one of the very best audiences you could hope for. It's one of the places you can perform where you know everyone there is a big Country Music fan.”
“People get passionate about a song. It's been my experience if you put out radio candy, something commercial, it doesn't sell records.”
People get passionate about a song. It's been my experience if you put out radio candy, something commercial, it doesn't sell records.
Trace Adkins Awards
Academy Of Country Music Award for Single record of the year: "You're Gonna Miss This,"
CMT Music Awards for Male Video of the Year - "I Got My Game On"
TNN/Music City News Star of Tomorrow--Male
Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist