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Trace Adkins' father Aaron dies in Louisiana

Trace Adkins' father Aaron dies in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Country music star Trace Adkins' father Aaron has died in Louisiana after a long illness, TMZ reported Monday.
Alan Jackson, Kid Rock to perform at SeaWorld this weekend

Alan Jackson, Kid Rock to perform at SeaWorld this weekend

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Florida's SeaWorld Orlando says its planned concert series will go on this weekend with Alan Jackson and Kid Rock, despite the cancellations by nine performers.
Trace Adkins leaves rehab center to be with ailing father

Trace Adkins leaves rehab center to be with ailing father

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Country music star Trace Adkins left the Florida rehab center where he was being treated for alcoholism after 14 days, TMZ reported.
Jennifer Hudson inks Carnival Cruise deal

Jennifer Hudson inks Carnival Cruise deal

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- She's an Oscar winner now, but back in the days before "American Idol," red carpets and endorsement deals, Jennifer Hudson was a cruise ship singer.
Gabrielle Levy
Trace Adkins enters rehab after cruise ship scuffle

Trace Adkins enters rehab after cruise ship scuffle

NASHVILLE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Trace Adkins' publicist says the U.S. country music star has checked into rehab for alcohol addiction after getting into a brawl on a cruise ship.
Trace Adkins enters rehab after alleged cruise ship brawl with impersonator

Trace Adkins enters rehab after alleged cruise ship brawl with impersonator

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The country singer has been public about his long battle with alcoholism.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
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Singer Trace Adkins wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Singer Trace Adkins wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Country singer Trace Adkins won the all-stars edition of the business-themed competition series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York Sunday night.
Lisa Rinna, Lil Jon fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Lisa Rinna, Lil Jon fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Actress Lisa Rinna and rapper Lil Jon were fired on the latest edition of the business-themed competition series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Marilu Henner fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Marilu Henner fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Former "Taxi" actress Marilu Henner became the latest contestant fired on the all-stars edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Brande Roderick fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Brande Roderick fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Model and actress Brande Roderick became the latest contestant fired on the business-themed reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Stephen Baldwin gets the boot on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Stephen Baldwin gets the boot on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Actor Stephen Baldwin has been eliminated from the business-themed competition series "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Dennis Rodman fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Dennis Rodman fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Former basketball player Dennis Rodman became the latest contestant fired from the all-stars edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

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Omarosa Manigault fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Omarosa Manigault fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Reality TV personality Omarosa Manigault has been fired from the business-themed competition show "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
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Trace Adkins
Singer Trace Adkins arrives at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, California on February 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1996 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing", "Ladies Love Country Boys", and "You're Gonna Miss This", which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. "I Left Something Turned on at Home" went to #1 on Canada's country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005's Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies.

He has also made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a finalist on The Celebrity Apprentice, as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and in television commercial voice-overs for the KFC restaurant chain. In addition, Adkins has written an autobiography entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was released in late 2007.

Adkins was born and reared in Sarepta in Webster Parish in north Louisiana. His parents are Aaron Adkins, a mill worker, and the former Peggy Carraway. His maternal grandfather was the Christian musician James W. Carraway (1923–2008). His musical interest came at an early age, when his father taught him to play the guitar. In high school, he joined a gospel music group called the New Commitments. He was also a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA). Later, Adkins went on to study at Louisiana Tech University, where he also played defensive end for the Bulldogs football team; after graduation, he took up work at an oil rig. He lost the pinky finger on his left hand in an accident while using a knife to open a bucket, and asked doctors to reattach the finger at an angle so that he could continue to play guitar. Adkins then moved on to playing in honky tonk bars around Nashville, Tennessee, in the early 1990s. An executive of Capitol Records spotted Adkins playing at a honky tonk, and soon signed him to the label. His brother, whom Trace describes as his first fan, was killed in a truck accident at the age of 21. Adkins is married to his third wife Rhonda Forlaw; together they have three daughters (Mackenzie, Brianna, and Trinity). Adkins also has two daughters from his first marriage (Tarah and Sarah).

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