Trace Adkins replacing Blake Shelton at Steamboat Days

Burlington Steamboat Days has announced that Country hit-maker Trace Adkins will be appearing on stage in place of Blake Shelton on Tuesday, June 14. Due to a scheduling conflict in the taping of the new hit TV show, “The Voice,” Shelton’s voice will not be heard along the Mississippi river-front in 2011.   The Steamboat Days Team is actively working with Shelton’s management team to bring back the CMA “Male Artist of the Year” in 2012 for the 50th Anniversary of Steamboat Days.

The addition of Trace Adkins to the 2011 Steamboat Days line-up is a welcomed surprise.  Adkins’ has placed 29 songs on the Top 40 Country Chart since his debut in 1996, including #1 songs like “You’re Going to Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.”

“Trace sold out the place the last time he graced our stage in 2004”, says SBD Marketing Director Scott Smith.  “We are very happy this cowboy is back in town on Tuesday, June 14”, says Smith.

Adkins has a strong track record.   His videos have been fan-voted Top Video of the Year three times on GAC, and “Honky-Tonk Badonkadonk” was voted #2 Video of the Decade by CMT. He achieved reality TV stardom on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” Trace became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2003, has been a guest on virtually every talk show on national television, and is currently celebrity spokesman for BC Headache Powder.

“We wish the best to Blake on his success as part of the new hit show, “The Voice,” added Mac Coffin, Director of Entertainment for BSD.  “Shelton’s management team has been great to work with as we work to secure a 2012 date for our 5Oth Anniversary Show.”

All tickets purchased for Blake Shelton will be valid for Trace Adkins. Please contact the Steamboat Days Office or website for more information about returns or exchanges. Any refunds or exchanges must be done at the Burlington Steamboat Days Office by May 31, 2011.  For more information, contact us at

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