Trace Adkins is a country musician whose first hit, “There’s a Girl in Texas,” brought him to the public’s attention. Because of how well his first project did, he made an album called “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” which was a big hit on the charts. In his almost 20-year career, he has released seven studio albums and two collections of his best songs. Most of his singles have been on the Billboard country music charts, but the ones that reached number one were “No Thinkin’ Thing” in 1997, “Ladies Love Country Boys” in 2007, and “You’re Gonna Miss This” in 2008. In addition to being a well-known country musician, he has also acted in a number of TV shows and movies, both as a guest star and in supporting roles. He was also the winner of the 2013 season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
Early years and childhood
Trace Adkins was born on January 13, 1962, in the town of Sarepta in Webster Parish, which is in north Louisiana. His parents were Aaron Adkins and Peggy Carraway. His father worked in a mill.
Young Adkins started playing music when he was very young. When he was young, his father taught him how to play the guitar. This training in music planted the seed for a career in music in him.
He got his high school diploma from a school where he was in a gospel group called New Commitments. He was also a part of a group called the Future Farmers of America.
After he finished high school, he went to Louisiana Tech University. He was a defensive end for the Bulldogs football team at his college.
Trace Adkins’s Career
Before he even got his diploma, he got a job on an oil rig. But, unfortunately, he cut off his little finger while using a knife to open a bucket. He wasn’t scared, so he asked the doctor to put the finger back together so he could keep playing the guitar.
He played in honky-tonk bars in and around Nashville, Tennessee, in the early 1990s. During these years, a Capitol executive heard his music and signed him to the label.
This talented musician broke through in 1996, when his first single, “There’s a Girl in Texas,” came out. The song was a big hit and reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Track charts.
After his first song became a huge hit, he released his first album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” later in 1996. The success of his first single was repeated with the album, which became a super hit and had singles that went to number 1.
He made his second album, which he called “Big Time,” after the success of his first. Except for one song, “The Rest of Mine,” which made it into the Top 5, the album didn’t do as well as his previous album, which was a huge hit.
“More…” was his third album, which came out in 1999. The album did about the same as the one before it, except that neither the title track nor the album made gold.
After making a mistake, he put out his fourth album, “Chrome,” in 2001. It was the first country album to make it to the top five on the charts, and the title song was in the top ten.
In 2003, he released two more albums: a collection of his greatest hits and an album called “Comin’ on Strong.” While the first only made one single, “Then They Do,” the second made two, “Hot Mama” and “Rough & Ready,” which reached No. 5 and No. 13 respectively.
In 2003, he did the voiceover for a series of KFC commercials. He even got his start on TV when he played the lead role of Big John in the show “King of the Hill.” He was also on the TV show “Hollywood Squares.”
In 2004, he played the role of Curtis, a prisoner, on the TV show Yes, Dear. In the TV show “King of the Hill,” he also played the role of Elvin Mackleston.
In 2005, he put out an album called “Songs About Me,” which was about his singing career. Its first single, “Arlington,” caused a lot of trouble, but its second single, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” was a huge hit in many different genres. His song made the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time.
In 2005, he starred in three TV shows: “My Name is Earl,” “Higglytown Heroes,” and “Blue Collar TV.”
In 2006, he put out his seventh studio album, called “Dangerous Man.” The first single, “Swing,” got as high as No. 20 on the country charts, but the second, “Ladies Love Country Boys,” went all the way to No. 1. After “No Thinkin’ Thing,” which came out in 1997, this was the second time one of his songs was number one.
In 2007, he released the single “I Got My Game On.” The song was supposed to be the lead single from a new album, but it ended up being the first track on his second greatest hits album, “American Man: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2.”
Then, he put out “You’re Gonna Miss Him,” the second single from the album. The song went to number one on the Hot Country Songs chart and was the single that rose the most quickly. It also made it to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 19 on the Billboard Pop 100. It reached number 8 on the Hot Digital Songs list.
“A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck” was his first book, which came out in 2007.
In 2008, he played “The Man” in the movie “Trailer Park of Terror” and “Angel of Death” in the movie “An American Carol.” He was also the main character in an episode of the TV show “The Young and the Restless.”
From 2008 to 2011, he was on the TV show “Celebrity Apprentice” for 16 episodes. In the first season, he played a famous person who came in second.
From the album X, he put out the single “Muddy Waters” in 2008. The songs “Marry for Money” and “All I Ask For Anymore,” which both reached No. 14 on the charts, were on the album.
In 2010, he left Capitol Nashville and signed a deal with Show Dog-Universal Music. In May 2010, his first song from the label, “This Ain’t No Love Song,” came out. The song set the tone for his next studio album, “Cowboy’s Back in Town,” which was the lead track. The album came out at number 54 on the charts.
In 2010, he released “The Definitive Greatest Hits Til’ The Last Shot’s Fired,” which was his third compilation album. He has also sung the National Anthem at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. He has been in movies and TV shows like “Lifted,” “Tough Trade,” and “Ace of Cakes.”
His tenth studio album, “Proud to Be Here,” came out in 2011. In the same year, he played Eddie Vogel in the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer.”
In 2013, he put out two albums: “Love Will…” and “The King’s Gift,” his first Christmas album. He also made a collection of songs called “Icon.” In the same year, he played himself in 12 episodes of the show “All-Stars Celebrity Apprentice,” where he made it to the finals and won.
Awards & Achievements
In 1996, the ACM gave him the award for Top New Male Vocalist.
He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2003.
In 2008, his song “You’re Gonna Miss This” was nominated for two Grammys: “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” and “Best Country Song.” He won CMT Male Video of the Year for the song “I Got My Name On” the same year.
In 2009, his song “I Got My Name On” won the ACM Single of the Year award. His song “All I Ask for Anymore” got him two more Grammy nominations.
In 2010, he shared awards with Blake Shelton for ACM Vocal Event of the Year and CMT Collaborative Video of the Year.
Personal History and Legacies
He has been married three times. He is now married to Rhonda Forlaw, who is his third wife.
He has five daughters: Tarah and Sarah, from his first wife, and MacKenzie, Brianna, and Trinity, from his second wife.
He backs the Republican Party.
Estimated Net worth
Trace Adkins is a country music singer and actor from the United States who is worth $19 million. Trace Adkins is known for his unique baritone voice and lyrics.
Trace has had a successful music career. He has put out eleven studio albums, and all but one of them have been certified gold or platinum in the United States.
This American musician’s left pinky finger is permanently bent so that it can fit around the neck of a guitar.