Tracy Darrell Adkins in Sarepta, Louisiana on January 13, 1962,
the tall "roughneck" with the deep baritone has quickly
risen to stardom following the release of his debut album, "Dreamin'
Out Loud", in 1996.
Trace Adkins has released six more albums and charted more than
twenty singles on the Billboard country music charts including
No. 1 hits such as "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing",
"Ladies Love Country Boys", and "You're Gonna Miss
With an early
interest in music sparked by his father (who taught him to play
guitar), Adkins later attended Louisiana Tech University and studied
for a career in the oil business, all the while continuing his
interest in music. He later found work on an oil rig, where he
lost his left pinky finger in an accident. Doctors reattached the finger
so that Adkins could continue to play guitar.
And play he
did until "overnight" success came in the early
90's when a record executive discovered Adkins playing in a Nashville
growing stature in country music, Trace Adkins has often made
headlines for his bad-boy reputation and offstage antics including
one drunk driving accident in 2001, and a subsequent stint in
Adkins also occasionally turns his hand at TV acting, and co-starred
with fellow country singer Travis Tritt as a prison convict in
a 2004 episode of "Yes, Dear" on TBS.
TV appearances include competing in Donald Trump's Celebrity
Apprentice, as well as a brief cameo - playing himself - in
the popular daytime soap The Young and the Restless in May 2008.
Adkins released his latest album, "Love Will..." in May 2013 and followed up with his first Christmas album, "The King's Gift" in October 2013.
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Adkins - Wikipedia - Complete bio with details on the
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playlists and hit singles, from LyricWiki.