Country music star, Trace Adkins, was born on January 13, 1962 to Aaron and Peggy Adkins. He was raised in Sarepta and graduated from Sarepta High School in 1980. He made his debut with “There’s a Girl in Texas” in 1996. The video “You’re Gonna Miss This” was filmed in Sarepta and you will find several of the scenes from it along your route including the high school football, the Hornet Drive-In that is now Smoke Addiction, New Sarepta Baptist Church, and the home he was raised in.
A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country-music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles. Momentous, fiery and always memorable live performances. Grammy nominations. Even a slew of movie and TV roles have come the Grand Ole Opry member’s way.
In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the towering baritone recounts his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins says he’s profoundly touched that he now serves as an inspiration to a younger generation of country artists, much in the way he revered icons like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard when first moving to Nashville.
Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. He is also an accomplished actor with roles in several films and television shows, most notably playing a tough-as-nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer, a desperate father in Deepwater Horizon, and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film Moms’ Night Out. But he is perhaps most proud of his work supporting U.S. troops and veterans, serving as a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and participating in an astounding 12 USO tours to date.
For tour schedules and more information, visit the official Trace Adkins website at www.traceadkins.com.
Trace on Tour
Trace takes time to take photos with friends and family during a tour stop in Bossier City in October 2018.