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  Adkins, Trace
NameTrace Adkins
AddressP. O. 121889
Nashville, Tennessee 37212, United States
Website [Link]
Born January 13, 1962 (59 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jun 21, 2004 04:12pm
InfoFull 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
Eyes: blue

Parents: Aaron and Peggy Adkins

Voice: baritone
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



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