Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins


1/13/1962, Sarepta, La.

Birth Name

Tracy Darrell Adkins



Also Known As

Trace Adkins
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Tracy "Trace" Adkins is an American country music singer from Sarepta, Louisiana who learned how to play a guitar at an early age. He went on to study music at Louisiana Tech, where he also played football. He eventually came to work at an oil rig, where he…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • There was a scene cut from the video for Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. In this scene Trace is in roller skates and shorts dancing.

    • On June 20, 2005, Trace guest starred as a cowboy on Higglytown Heroes, a Disney Channel series for preschoolers.

    • Trace has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2003.

    • Trace's CD, Songs About Me, sold over 92, 500 copies.

    • Trace Recently appeared on CD USA with his newest song Honky Tonk Badonkadonk on Saturday, February 11, 2006.

    • Trace is a lifetime member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the Louisiana Division.

    • Trace was seen playing at Tillie's & Lucy's Pub in Nashville when Capitol Records' president spotted him and signed him to a contract.

    • Trace first album Dreaming Out Loud went gold in March of 1997 and then went Platinum within six months of it's release.

    • Trace first hit the charts in 1996 with his first single titled There's a Girl in Texas.

    • Trace has three daughters to his current wife their names are Mackenzie who was born in 1998, Brianna who was born in 2001 and Trinity who was born in 2004.

    • Trace has two daughters from a marriage previous to his current one. Their names are Tarah who was born in 1983 and Sarah who was born in 1985.

    • Trace was voted Favorite male newcomer by the Academy of Country Music in 1997.

    • Trace lost his pinkie finger when he was younger when working on a job before his stardom. When the doctors went to reattach it Trace asked them to put it in an unusual position to make up for the lack of dexterity in it. Now Trace's trade mark is his crooked pinkie finger.

    • Trace married Rhonda Forlaw on May 11, 1997 and are still currently married. They have 3 children together.

    • Trace is a timbering man who stands 6'6" tall.

    • Trace was born Tracy Darrell Adkins but for professional purposes he dropped they "Y" off his name and became known as Trace Adkins.

    • Austin City Limits was another stop for Trace as he played himself in 1998.

    • Trace appeared again on the comedy King of the Hill as the voice of Big John in the episode Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane.

    • On the TV series Yes, Dear in 2004, Trace appeared as Curtis in the episode Greg and Jimmy's Criminals.

    • Trace was the voice of Elvin in the episode The Redneck on Rainey Street in TV animated series King of the Hill.

    • Trace appeared as himself in Blue Collar TV which was the episode when they did Battle of the Sexes in February of 2005.

    • Trace appeared on Hannity & Colmes as himself on August 26, 2005.

    • Trace appeared on the TV series My Name is Earl as himself in the Pilot episode on September 20, 2005.

    • On October 25, 2005 Trace appeared as a guest star on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

    • In the tribute to Merle Haggard, titled Workin' Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard in 1998 Trace appeared in that special as himself.

    • CMT has an Award titled Flame Worthy Video Music Awards of which Trace appeared on in 2003.

    • Trace was a performer in CMT's show titled CMT 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music Concert.

    • Trace was seen as himself in 2004 on CMT Got Me in with the Band which was a TV series.

    • Trace appeared as a Bayou Band Member in the movie Square Dance, which was released in 1978.

    • Trace was born on January 13, 1962 in Springhill, Louisiana.

    • Trace's Discography:

      Dreamin' Out Loud released in 1996 Big Time released in 1997
      More released in 1999
      Chrome, released in 2001
      Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1 released in 2003
      Comin' On Strong released in 2003
      Songs About Me released in 2005
      Dangerous Man released in 2006
      American Man: Greatest Hits, Vol. II released in 2007

  • Quotes

    • Trace Adkins: 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: 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.

    • Trace Adkins: 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.

    • Trace Adkins: I only record songs that I really like and believe in and can sing with conviction.

    • Trace Adkins: 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.

    • Trace Adkins: I don't do the same show on any two nights.

    • Trace Adkins: It's great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they're familiar with.

    • Trace Adkins: New York City is a notoriously hard market to perform country music in.

    • Trace Adkins: Shoot, we go through hundreds of songs to find 12, ... It's like that on every album that I do.

    • Trace Adkins: 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.

  • Wow...whata cowboy!

    I'm not necessarily a fan of country music, I can hardly name any of its superstars and I only know the songs that go mainstream so when I heard the line up for the celebrity apprentice I thought nothing of this Trace Adkins, then week after week he won my heart with his quite demeanor and his genuine integrity. I liked that there was still a guy who didn't need to talk a lot to be acknowledged and who actually had something of value to say when he opened his mouth. That's rare indeed, but the thing that really endeared me to him was that he played the game cool and calm the entire way. He was consistent and true to his character, wow...whata cowboy!moreless
  • Trac Adkins is the best.Wonderful country singer.

    Trace Adkins has a very tallented voice.He is a wonderful

    person and an excellent preformer.I love everything that he

    sings.There isn't one song that I don't like.He has what it

    takes.He is lucky to even be alive after all that he has been through.Getting shot by his ex-wife,being in a car wreck and almost getting killed,and that's just a few things

    that he has been through.He is a very loving person,and one of the nicest people you would ever meet.I hate that he wasn't on the awards show tonight.I guess he had other places that he had to be.I miss not seeing him on there.moreless