|Address||P. O. 121889 |
Nashville, Tennessee 37212, United States
|| January 13, 1962
|Last Modifed||Thomas Walker|
Jun 21, 2004 04:12pm
|Info||Full Name: Tracy Darrell Adkins |
Spouse: Rhonda Forlaw
Birth date: Jan. 13,1962
Married: May 11,1997
Hometown: Sarepta, La
Height : 6 ft. 6in.
Hair : blond
Parents: Aaron and Peggy Adkins
Children: from previous marriage
Tarah, born 1985
Sarah, born 1988
Marriage now: Mackenzie, born January 27,1998
Education: Louisiana Tech University -Petroleum Technology
Family: brothers Clay and Scott ( Scott passed away in 1993)
Residence: Brentwood, Tenn.
Musical Family: his grandfather sang bass in church. His mother and her sisters all sang in the choir.Trace's uncle John plays boogie-woogie piano and uncle J.W has recorded several gospel albums.
First Public Performances: in 1973, at the Kiwanis Pancake and Talent Festival in Shreveport, La., Trace sang "Put Your Hand in the Hand".
First paid job in music: in 1980, at North Louisiana Hayride, Trace made $5.00 a song.
High school: Played football and was all district, was president of student council, voted Mr. Sarepta High School
Collage: Attended Louisiana Tech University, studying petroleum technology, Played defensive end on football team
Previous jobs: oil rig derrickman, construction worker, pipe fitter
Permanent Injury: The pinkie finger on Trace's left hand is permanently crooked to fit around the neck of a guitar. Years ago Trace cut off the finger on a job, and he asked the doctors to reattach it in a useful position to make up for losing the ability to move it.
Big Break: Trace met Capitol Nashville President Scott Hendricks at the baggage terminal at the airport and invited Scott out to see him and his band perform i Mount Juliet, Tenn. Hendricks signed Trace to his label that night.
Truck: full size Chevy with extended cab
Previous bands: Gospel quartet New Commitment in high school; Louisiana band called Speakeasy, later named Bayou.
Early honors: Trace's band won the 1985 Regionals Wild Turkey Battle of the Bands in Dallas.
Academy of Country Music Award: 1996 Top New Male Vocalist.
Country Weekly Golden Pick Award: 1997 Favorite Male Newcomer
Charities: St. Jude Children's Hospital
Hobbies: gardening. collecting Civil War memorabilia, camping, hunting
Influences/ Favorite Performers: Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr. Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Steve Earl, Ronnie Milsap, Garth Brooks.
Favorite Actors: John Wayne, Gary Cooper. Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall
Favorite Actresses: Sigourney Weaver, Sandra Bullock, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep
Favorite Movie: No Time for Sergeants
Least favorite foods: sushi, beets and raisin bran
Songs in the Top 10: "Every light in the House" (No.3, 1996); "( This Ain't) No Thinkin thing" (No. 1,1997) " I Left Something Turned on at Home" (No.2, 1997)
Debut Album: Dreamin Out Loud (Gold)
New Album: Big Time, Released on October 21,1997
Fan Club: Trace Adkins Fan Club P.O. 121889 Nashville,TN. 37212