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 had an industrial accident, making him lose a finger. Trace began playing music as part of The New Commitments, then he moved on to honky tonk bars in the early 1990s. He moved to Nashville and signed on to Capitol Records after gaining some fame. His debut was 1996's "Dreamin' Out Loud." The follow up to it was "Big Time", but it saw meager sales compared to "Dreamin' Out Loud." 1999's "More" was similar in sales to "Big Time", but his fourth album, 2001's "Chrome" yielded a top-ten hit in "I'm Tryin'", and, in 2003, "Chrome" did the same.
Trace also pled guilty to a drunk driving charge during that period.
He height is currently 6'6, and his current song, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", is in the top 20 for the iTunes downloads of all genres, a very rare feat for a country artist.