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VIDEO: Trace Adkins – Tough People Do

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Trace Adkins just released the live music video for his anthemic new single “Tough People Do” to YouTube / VEVO this week. It’s the lead-off single from his upcoming album on Show Dog Universal Records, which has been pushed back to a 2013 date. Check out the music video below and let us know what you think about Trace’s new video:

Trace Adkins Returns to The Apprentice

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Music.

“Proud To Be Here” singer Trace Adkins has returned to NBC’s The Apprentice in the first-ever all-star season. The Showdog-Universal artist is one of several fan favorites brought back for a return to the series hosted by Donald Trump. Each celebrity will compete against each other to earn money for their favorite charities. Trace has chosen American Red Cross for his charity. He’s the only country artist on this season, however, former winner John Rich will appear as an advisor at some point in the season.

Trace previously competed in the first season of The Celebrity Apprentice. During his set last week on the Blake Shelton Cruise, he admited that because of his appearance on this new season his new album had to be pushed back to next year. His new album will feature his current anthemic single “Tough People Do”.

“All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” is produced by Mark Burnett in association with Trump Productions. Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Page Feldman, and Eric Van Wagenen are executive producers. Sadoux Kim, Johnny Petillo, and Michael Dietz are co-executive producers.

The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays at 8 pm EST on NBC.

Nominees for ACAs Announced


The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.

Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!

Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!

PHOTOS: Loretta Lynn 50th Opry Anniversary

Loretta Lynn.

The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored one of its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, last night with a show celebrating her 50thOpry Anniversary. Leading up to Lynn’s closing performance, several of her friends took the stage throughout the night to honor her in words and song.

 Among those performing their own hits as well as songs popularized by the guest of honor were Lee Ann Womack (“I Know How”), Crystal Gayle (“Don’t Come Home A- Drinkin’”), Miranda Lambert (“Honky Tonk Girl”), and Pistol Annies (“Fist City”), who made their Opry debut while Lynn sat cheering the group on from the front row of the Opry House.
After Lynn took the stage and performed her hits “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” Trace Adkins joined Lynn for the Conway Twitty/Lynn duet smash “Lead Me On.” Womack, Gayle, and the Pistol Annies then all filed on stage to join their musical hero in a rousing version of her signature song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Before Lynn’s final song of the night, Johnathon Arndt of the famed Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels along with Opry vice-president and general manager Pete Fisher, presented the Opry member with a congratulatory gift of a limited Johnathon Arndt 18 KT. pink gold and diamond Swiss timepiece.  Lynn responded to the gift and to multiplest anding ovations from the crowd, saying:
“The greatest moment of my life was when they inducted me into the Grand Ole Opry. That’s a feeling you only feel once in a lifetime. And I’m glad I did.”

Check out some of the pictures from the night and let us know what your favorite album of Loretta’s is. Remember to click on the images to see them full-sized! All pictures are courtesy of the Opry / Chris Hollo.


(l-r) Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, LeeAnn Womack.

Trace Adkins, Loretta Lynn.

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Trace Adkins’ Tough People Do Rushed to Digital Retailers

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Trace Adkins‘ latest anthem “Tough People Do” has been rushed out to all digital retailers over the holiday weekend after his performance of the single at a charity concert in Tampa, Florida. He introduced the song as one “for all of us” and is his latest American anthemic tune to hit airwaves – on talk radio! The single has drummed up debate on if it was an American anthem or a political one.

Trace explained what the song meant to him in an interview with ABC radio:

“I’m just really proud of the song, and to me, the song just says — sometimes we need to be reminded of who we are, where we come from and what our history is. We’ve made it through tougher times than this.”


The song was a co-write by Chris DuBois, Jason Matthews and Joel Shewmake and will appear on Trace’s upcoming album. There’s no title or release date yet for his new album which will once again be on Show Dog-Universal Records.

“My grandma was the toughest old woman I ever saw in my life,” Trace told Mansfield. “She’d still work in the garden with an old push-plow until her late 70s. Just the toughest old woman I ever knew and, at the same time, the godliest creature that I ever knew. That’s the point of this song. That’s what we have in our DNA. That’s what we come from.”

Check out the lyric video of Trace’s new message. Do you agree with the song?

Trace Adkins to Host NASCAR Special on GAC

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Show Dog-Universal’s very own Trace Adkins is getting quite a few hosting gigs this year. Not only will he be returning once again to host the American Country Awards on FOX this December alongside Kristin Chenoweth, but now he’ll be hosting a brand new NASCAR series on GAC.

“The Definitive” will air on Great American Country and will profile the lives of top NASCAR drivers, their careers, and some pretty neat footage, interviews, and exclusive pictures for its viewers.

“’The Definitive’ series is a favorite with our viewers. Teaming up with Nascar Productions ensures that the stories behind the drivers are told with heart and authenticity,” said GAC VP/Programming Suzanne Gordon.

The program will air weekly on GAC on Wednesdays, with the first episode premiering last night. Did you catch it?

Pistol Annies Making Opry Debut for Loretta Lynn

The Pistol Annies.

A very special night is planned at the Grand Ole Opry to help celebrate Loretta Lynn‘s 50th anniversary at the Opry. Loretta, who joined the Opry on September 25th, 1962, will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and the Pistol Annies will make their Opry debut on the special night. Also making her appearance is Loretta’s sister, Crystal Gayle.

“There is no one at the OPRY, in Country music, or on Earth, quite like Loretta Lynn,” said Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher. “Her influence as a recording artist and songwriter reaches across musical genres, cultures, and generations. She’s earned her place among America’s musical icons, and we look forward to celebrating 50 years of Opry membership with her next month.”

The show will take place on Tuesday, September 25th – her exact 50th anniversary date. Tickets are available at opry.com.

Trace Adkins Goes Platinum

Trace Adkins.

Congratulations to Trace Adkins and his former team at Capitol Records Nashville! His greatest hits compilation “American Man, Greatest Hits Vol 2″ has just been certified platinum by the RIAA for selling more than one million copies since its release in 2007. The album featured some of his biggest hits at his former home like “Songs About Me,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and he recorded his hit “You’re Gonna Miss This” just for the album.

Trace will be joining us on-board the Blake Shelton Cruise this October! The Cruise will be the party of the year as the largest country music live event ever to set sail leaves from Miami for 7 nights of entertainment, live music, and fun with some of the biggest country music fans from around the world. Trace is one of many performers who will be on-board, and he’ll be performing twice at the main theater during the Cruise. There’s still limited rooms left on the cruise, so make sure to book your reservation before its too late! Make sure to mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation and we’ll send you a free gift! For more information, or to book your cruise, visit blakesheltoncruise.com. See you there!

Trace Adkins Cancels Show Due to Wildfires

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Country music star Trace Adkins decided to cancel his Cle Elum, Washington show last night out of concern for the safety of his fans and residents in the area. There are wildfires in the area that has already taken 22,000 acres nearby. He posted a statement on his website encouraging fans to stay safe. Read the official statement from Trace Adkins below:

With heartfelt concern for the residents of Cle Elum, WA who are currently facing devastating wildfires, I can not in good conscience stage a concert this Friday while the community is under such strain.

 We have been following the developments closely and while the Swiftwater Cellars Amphitheater is not directly in the fire’s path, Gov. Gregoire has declared a state of emergency and reports indicate that the fire, which has claimed 22,000 acres, will require up to seven more days before it is comfortably contained.

 I know all too well what residents are feeling as they evacuate their homes. I thank God that reports indicate no loss of life. As the hundreds of firefighters, National Guardsmen and community leaders work overtime to keep everyone safe, I hope that those who have the means will also offer their help.

 This local website provides a rundown of how to help, whether you are across the country or just a town away: http://mynorthwest.com/108/722836/HOW-TO-HELP-Cle-Elum–Ellensburg-wildfire-victims.

 We look forward to returning and celebrating the community’s strength once this crisis has passed.

Trace knows all too well the damage fire can do as he lost his home last year to a fire. No one was injured in the incident and his family escaped safely.

Trace Adkins To Give Lucky Fan VIP Experience

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Trace Adkins will be giving one lucky fan, and Arby’s customer, a concert experience of a lifetime. The Show Dog Universal artist is part of fast food chain Arby’s “Snap And Rock” sweepstakes alongside Taio Cruz and the All-American Rejects. With the purchase of a meal at participating restaurants, fans will receive a cup with Trace’s picture on it. They’ll then need to take a picture of the cup with their cell phones to potentially win a VIP concert experience at one of his tour stops.

Trace made a stop at on Arby’s on the road and took to Twitter to make a joke out of it:

“My picture is on an Arby’s cup. 2012 version of, ‘Have you seen this person?’ on a milk carton. Didn’t know I was missing.”

For more information on the sweepstakes visit  snapandrock.com/.