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Trace Adkins Talks About Memorial Day

Trace Adkins.

In a recent interview with CBS News, country music singer Trace Adkins shared his thoughts on Memorial Day.

I believe that Memorial Day should be the most reverent day of the year for us as Americans…I think it’s taken very seriously by the people that recognize it…And then there are some people that it’s just another day off from work. You know, that’s too bad.

Adkins has been a dedicated supporter of the men and woman who serve this country his whole life.  Recently, Adkins kicked of Fleet Week in New York with an intimate concert for servicemen and women.  Adkins says performing for servicemen and women “restore[s] your faith in humanity.

If you have the chance and you have an opportunity to spend time…with bona fide heroes, why would– why would you not want to do that…And when I get the opportunity to do it, all I can do is– I hope some of ‘em maybe it’ll rub off on me.

Fans of Trace Adkins can catch him on his Proud to Be Here Tour, going on right now.  For tour information and date, visit www.traceadkins.com.  Below is the video featured on CBS News.  Click the link to view to original CBS article.

Top 10 Country Songs for Memorial Day

Tim McGraw.

Us here at Keepin’ it Country want to wish our American friends a happy Memorial Day weekend. We also want to thank all those who have, will, or currently are serving their countries overseas. The sacrifices that have been made, and will be made, by the men and women serving their countries will never be forgotten. Even as a Canadian, I still want to thank everyone for what they’ve done protecting freedom not only in the United States today, but around the world.

While there are tons of songs in country music that pay tribute to the troops, we had the difficult task of narrowing it down to just our top ten. Take a look at our top 10 playlist for Memorial Day and let us know what your favorite songs for tribute are on our Facebook page or in the comments to our post.

VIDEO: Trace Adkins Honors Troops

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Trace Adkins is one of the country singers that always pays his respects to the men and women serving overseas. The “Just Fishin'” singer feels pretty humbled when he remembers the sacrifice some have made for his country. In his interview with ABC below, Trace shares why he believes that Memorial Day is an important holiday in the United States, and why everyone needs to take a few minutes out of their day Monday to remember the servicemen and women.


Songs About Mama

Carrie Underwood. photo credit: James White / Sony Music.

Every child loves his or her mom, but country artists don’t just love their mamas — they sing about them. On this Mother’s Day, Keepin’ It Country wants to spotlight these mama-lovin’ crooners and some of the greatest songs dedicated to those very special ladies in their lives.

Before walking down the aisle, Carrie Underwood released a song for her mom, entitled “Mama’s Song,” to assure her mom that the man she chose is everything her mother could want for her daughter. “Mama’s Song” made its way on to the Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, Country Songs, Radio Songs, Digital Songs, and Billboard Canadian Songs.

Blake Shelton Cruise Adds 5 More Performers

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Wow! The list of performers for the Blake Shelton Cruise just keeps growing by the minute! They’ve announced the addition of five more performers to the already amazing line-up for the largest live country music event at sea today. Now joining the biggest country music party at sea will be Brinley Addington, Chris Cavanaugh, Chuck Wicks, JJ Lawhorn, and Logan Mise. They join previously announced performers Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Neal McCoy, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Jana Kramer, Tyler Farr, Brett Eldredge, Frankie Ballard, McKenna Faith, Easton Corbin, and of course, the man himself, Blake Shelton, who will perform two shows on his cruise.

The Blake Shelton Cruise leaves Miami on October 14th, and returns on October 21st. Fans will visit Nassau, Tortola, San Juan and St. Thomas during the 7-night cruise. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation, we’ll send you a gift on-board! For more information on this fantastic cruise, or to book your cabin before its too late, visit blakesheltoncruise.com. Remember to mention Keepin’ it Country to qualify for the free gift from us and we’ll see you on-board!

Rumor has it that a The Voice contestant will be announced shortly. Who do you hope gets added to the cruise next?

Welcome To The Opry, Keith Urban


Last night was undoubtedly one of the highlights of Keith Urban‘s career. It was also a night for his many fans to be proud of the artist and man he is.

Keith was honoured by Opry members, friends and fans last night at the Grand Ole Opry as he was officially welcomed into the Opry family. He brought the crowd to its feet by kicking off the night performing “Days Go By.” Later on, he performed “Without You” acoustically with his wife Nicole Kidman looking on from backstage.

Opry members Trace Adkins and Josh Turner had the honour of officially inducting Keith into the Opry with General Manager Pete Fisher. After being handed the microphone trophy, which contains part of the Ryman Auditorium stage, Keith delivered a heartwarming acceptance speech…

Storme Warren Named NRA Country’s Artist Of The Month

Storme Warren Courtesty GAC

TV and radio personality Storme Warren has been named the NRA Country Artist of the Month for April.

Storme’s selection puts him in company with Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Sunny Sweeney and Trace Adkins who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.

Warren recently served as the emcee of the 2nd Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot in Las Vegas.  His participation in that event and his love of the great outdoors make him a natural fit with NRA Country Artist of the Month promotion.

“There is nothing better than soaking up the great outdoors.  I spend most of my free time either by a river with my fly rod or hiking the trails with my kids and mutts,” says Warren.

As part of the April promotion, fans can register to win an autographed Headline Country shirt.  Visit the NRA Country website from now through the end of April to register to win.

Trace Adkins Offers NRA Country Charity Tickets For Tour

Trace Adkins.

Trace Adkins and NRA Country have partnered up with special tickets for Trace’s “Songs And Stories” tour this year. Fans will have the opportunity to see Trace within the first five rows and meet him backstage to help support the Wounded Warrior Project and NRA Country Cares. This unique one-of-a-kind concert experience is available via tickets-for-charity.com, and every purchase goes towards a charitable donation close to Trace’s heart.

“I feel humbled every time I’m in the presence of these amazing men and women,” Trace said. “I hope you will help me in supporting these Heroes.”

In addition to the Wounded Warriors Project, Trace has also selected NRA Country Cares as the beneficiary of these sales. NRA Country supports charities assisting the United States Military, farmers, youth leadership, firearms safety, and other causes that help to improve the lives of hard-working Americans.

Trace’s NRA Country tickets are on-sale now. See some of his tour dates below:

NRA Country Volume 1 Now Available!


Fresh off the press is This is NRA Country Volume 1, a unique project featuring various country artists such as Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and many others. The artists on this album compilation sing songs that speak about what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. The CD is available now exclusively through nracountry.com  and can be purchased at this LINK.  


1. Justin Moore “This is NRA Country”

2. Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”

3. Montgomery Gentry “My Town”

4. Rodney Atkins “Cleaning This Gun”

5. Trace Adkins “More Of Us”

6. Craig Morgan “I’m Country”

7. Charlie Daniels “In America”

8. Josh Thompson “Way Out Here”

9. John Rich “Shutting Detroit Down”

10. Lee Brice “She Ain’t Right”

11. Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson “Opening Day”

Jake Owen Seeing Stars That Serve

Jake Owen.

A night out in Nashville had Jake Owen seeing stars and SEALS.  In this case, they were one and the same.

The RCA recording artist attended the Act of Valor movie screening in Nashville last night.  He wrote and recorded a song, “The Best I Can,” for the movie soundtrack and was anxious to see the film, which features active-duty Navy SEALS.

“Getting to hang out with the Navy SEALS last night was truly the biggest honor of my life,” says Jake. “Everyone should go see Act of Valor.  The movie is so intense, but it’s real. It reminds you that every single day you should be very grateful to live in this country.”

On February 14, Jake travels to NYC to perform his Top-10 hit single, “Alone with You,” on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which airs at 12:30 a.m. ET.

By the way, the rest of the Act of Valor soundtrack is pretty much a country collaboration.  Other performers on the album include Keith Urban, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Trace Adkins, Josh Kelley and Wynonna.