This year, Trace Adkins announced a second stint in an alcohol rehabilitation facility. He fell off the wagon during a cruise he was set to headline. It was his first taste of alcohol in over a decade -- since his last stay in rehab in 2002. While the singer seems to be taking full ownership of what happened on that boat, the incident shines a light on something not talked about very often.
Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
When Louisiana boy Trace Adkins made a stop in his home state at the Baton Rouge's Dixie Landin', he was surprised with a big honor! The singer has officially been inducted into the state's Hall of Fame.
It's been a long six months, but Trace Adkins is back in the spotlight, performing his hits for his loyal fans. He recently debuted new songs during his first show back, which took place in Sayreville, N.J. on Thursday (June 5).
Trace Adkins is ready to resume touring again! The country singer took a break from the road earlier this year following the loss of his dad, a stint in rehab and a divorce announcement. On June 5, he'll emerge from his hiatus with a show in Sayreville, N.J.
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