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Trace Adkins shelves scheduled CD for greatest hits package

Thursday, October 25, 2007 – Forget about a new studio album for Trace Adkins as planned. Instead, he's going to release his second greatest hits package in December.

Adkins was slated to release "Game On" Dec. 4, which had been confirmed by his publicist earlier this week, but that has changed "because of a special career opportunity."

Instead, due out the same day is "American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II," which was in the works for release later next year. The CD will feature three new songs, including his current single "I Got My Game On."

"We were already under some extremely tight deadlines as it was to make the street week," said Adkins. "I just was not able to get it all done because, to be honest, a pressing career opportunity came my way that I really wanted to take advantage of. As a result, I simply ran out of time. "

He did not specify the opportunity. A label spokeswoman said, "Unfortunately, we can't comment on this career opportunity just yet...we promise to let everyone know as soon as we can."

Songs on the greatest hits CD are:
Ladies Love Country Boys
I Got My Game On (new song)
You're Gonna Miss This (new song)
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
Hot Mama
Rough & Ready
Arlington
Songs About Me
Chrome
I Wanna Feel Something
Swing
American Man (new song)
I Came Here To Live

Adkins will soon be releasing his first self-authored book, "A Personal Stand: Observations & Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck" on Nov. 13.

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Something's Going On CD review - Something's Going On
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The King's Gift CD review - The King's Gift
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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