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Adkins records with Exile

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – Exile has joined voices with Trace Adkins for a new recording of Exile's 1978 megahit, Kiss You All Over.

Fans can watch as it happens in the recording studio on Great American Country's Hit Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

"Nobody had a bigger hit in the late '70s than "Kiss You All Over," Adkins said. "And the thing that we all liked about it was that it was a little naughty."

When Adkins "called and said he wanted to record Kiss You All Over with us, we couldn't say 'yes' fast enough," said Exile's Sonny Lemaire. "His soulful singing was a perfect match to our blend of country and R&B. It's a treat when a younger artist claims you as an influence, but it's icing on the cake when your respect for him is mutual."

The song the American pop charts for four weeks. Exile went on to become a bestselling country act, scoring 10 number 1 singles over a period of 4 years.

There was no word on when the song would be released.

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