Trace Adkins fans have been counting down the days for his latest release on Tuesday. Adkins’ album from Showdog-Universal, “Proud To Be Here,” will finally hit stores next week with both a standard and deluxe edition. The deluxe edition of his record includes a new duet with Blake Shelton titled “If I Was a Woman.” That track, along with Adkins’ full album including the four additional deluxe tracks, are available for free streaming for iPhone users who download the official Trace Adkins application today. The app is free and can be downloaded directly from the iTunes store or through this link. After the exclusive premiere on the app, the album will be available for free streaming on both Adkins’ Facebook page as well as his official website on Monday.
“Proud To Be Here” was recorded during the Spring, and was produced by Kenny Beard and Mark Wright. Adkins songwriting takes center attention this time around, as he wrote or co-wrote many of the songs featured on this record. He’ll also show off his sense of humor on the bonus track with friend Blake Shelton on the much-anticipated release next week.
He’s got a busy release week ahead for him next week. On Tuesday, August 2nd, the album release date, Adkins will perform the lead-off single “Just Fishin’” on the Today show, and fans can tune in to Extra later that night to catch an interview with Adkins at his Nashville farm after the fire that destroyed the family home. Adkins will also appear on Fox & Friends on Wednesday, then he’ll be the guest on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight on the 10th, then he’ll take on Chelsea Lately on the 11th.
Don’t forget you can also catch Adkins live on ABC’s “CMA Fest Special: Country’s Night to Rock” on the 14th, as well as on History Channel’s “You Don’t Know Dixie” special on the 17th. The History Channel special will feature Adkins’ stories of living in the South and his memories of Louisiana.
His busy schedule keeps going in September when he’ll spend the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks with the USO in a German air base. He’ll perform a special concert for the troops on the anniversary. This special tour marks the 6th time Adkins has honored the troops overseas. He’ll also return to the Oil Rigs in September to return to his former job for the tv show “Day Jobs” which will air September 14th on GAC. Adkins will take a camera crew through the hard life of being a “roughneck.”
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1. Proud To Be Here (Chris Wallin, Aaron Barker, Ira Dean) 2. Million Dollar View (David Lee Murphy, George Teren) 3. Days Like This (Trace Adkins, Casey Beathard, Kenny Beard) 4. That’s What You Get (Rivers Rutherford, Aly Cutter, Kenny Beard) 5. Just Fishin’ (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell, Ed Hill) 6. It’s A Woman Thang (Craig Wiseman, Jim Collins) 7. Love Buzz (Casey Beathard, Kendall Marvel) 8. It’s Who You Know (Rivers Rutherford, Wendell Mobley, Kenny Beard) 9. Poor Folks (Ray Scott, Phillip Moore) 10. Always Gonna Be That Way (Dallas Davidson, Chris Tompkins) DELUXE EDITION: 11. Damn You Bubba (Chris Wallin, Bruce Wallace) 12. More Of Us (Casey Beathard, Phil O'Donnell) 13. If I Was A Woman ft. Blake Shelton courtesy of Warner Bros. Records (Trace Adkins, Sherrie Austin, Jeff Bates, Kenny Beard) 14. Semper Fi (Trace Adkins, Kenny Beard, Monty Criswell)