Trace Adkins’ career has expanded beyond country music

Each week until the start of the State Fair, the Deep Fried Crew will highlight one of the 2014 Dorton Arena entertainers. Tickets for all concerts and advance admission and ride tickets are on sale online here. Get your tickets early to save time and money, and to reserve your seat for your favorite Dorton Arena performer. Check out this year’s lineup here.

This week we highlight country singer Trace Adkins.

With more than 10 million album sales, 30 Billboard Top 40 hits, five No. 1 singles and four Grammy nominations, Trace Adkins is a country music superstar. He blew me away when I saw him perform at the Grand Ole Opry, and I can’t wait to see his show at the State Fair on Oct. 25.

The Louisiana native with the powerful baritone voice released his first album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” in 1996, producing  several hit singles including “Every Light in the House,” “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” and “I Left Something Turned on at Home.” Ten studio albums followed, with nine earning gold or platinum certification. With such hits as “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Hot Mama,” “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Adkins’ songs have showcased both his sensitive side and a sense of humor.

Trace Adkins brings his country-star cool to Dorton Arena Oct. 25.

He has earned numerous awards, including the Academy of Country Music Single of the Year in 2009 for “You’re Gonna Miss This,” and Country Music Television’s Collaborative Video of the Year Award in 2010 for “Hillbilly Bone” with Blake Shelton.

Offstage, Adkins has carved out a movie and TV career that has included reality TV shows (“The Celebrity Apprentice” and “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”), animation (a voice over on “King of the Hill”), soap operas (“The Young and the Restless”) and movies (“The Lincoln Lawyer”).  Adkins is a member of The Grand Ole Opry member, and serves as a spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. He has also been strong supporter of the USO, performing on seven tours.

Adkins will be performing in Dorton Arena on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $17, and good seats are still available.

About Fried Oreo

On the blog I go by Fried Oreo (AKA Emily Hughes). At the Fair, you'll find me checking out the live music or hanging out in Heritage Circle. My absolute favorite part of the Fair is getting a taste of all the different kinds of food! Counting down the days until it all begins!

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