Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins
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Trace Adkins was born on January 13, 1962 in Springhill, Louisiana, the son of Peggy and Aaron Adkins. In high school, he joined a gospel music group called the New Commitments. Trace Adkins then moved on to playing in honky tonk bars around Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1990s. An executive of Capitol Records spotted Trace Adkins playing at a honky tonk, and soon signed him to the label. His first single, "There’s a Girl in Texas", was released in 1996, reaching the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. It was followed by the release of his debut album, Dreamin’ Out Loud, later that year. The album produced several hit singles, including his first Top 5 single, "Every Light in the House", his first Number One in "(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing", and another Top 5 hit in "I Left Something Turned on at Home". Trace Adkins has since released seven more studio albums, three compilation albums and twenty-seven Top 40 singles. Of his eight studio albums, six have been certified by the RIAA. His first Greatest Hits package, Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1, is certified platinum, and the second, American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II is certified gold.

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