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Scott Brown - country music fan?

Sunday, January 31, 2010 – During Trace Adkins' set before packed DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., Saturday night, the lanky country singer introduced a celebrity known slightly better for non-country reasons - incoming U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

Brown, dressed in a shirt and tie, stood up & waved to the crowd drawing cheers after the announcement that he was in the house. Later, Adkins said that he hoped no one booed when he announced Brown's presence, threatening to "kick their ass" if they had.

Brown, who upset State Attorney General Martha Coakley almost two weeks ago to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, attended the concert with his daughter, Ayla. She was on American Idol in season four and just released an EP. She also is a senior at Boston College where she is a member of the women's basketball team.

Brown did not know Adkins prior to the concert, according to his wife, Gail Huff. She said Sunday at Boston College that Adkins invited her husband to the show. She also described herself as the big country music fan in the family, not her husband. Ayla also has sung country music, but pop is her forte, according to her mother.

Adkins may sing at Brown's induction party on Feb. 11 according to Huff, although she said that was not certain.

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Love Will...
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Proud To Be Here CD review - Proud To Be Here
The 10 largely upbeat songs on Trace Adkins' 10th album reveals a more mature, thoughtful performer who still likes to have a little fun but appreciates where he's at these days. That can't be easy for a guy who's experienced his share of tough times through a 15-year career. He was shot by his second wife, had a pinkie finger severed in an accident (it was reattached) and lost his house in June to a fire. Yet Adkins turns away from tragedy and reflects on the positives in his life. »»»
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: Yes, Town Mountain is "really good" – Town Mountain exited the stage after concluding its regular set, and when the applause demanded the deserved encore, a fan yelled out "You guys are really good." That the mainly Asheville, N.C.-based bluegrass quintet demonstrated time and again. Town Mountain merged bluegrass and country sounds with enough alterations during the 81-minute... »»»
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