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Adkins makes label debut

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – Trace Adkins will release his 12th studio album and debut for a Broken Bow Records subsidiary in late March. Adkins also will tour behind the release.

"Something's Going On" drops March 31 on Wheelhouse Records. "Watered Down" is the first single.

"When I first heard 'Watered Down,' I felt an immediate connection with what I wanted to say," Adkins said. "A man comes to a point in his life where he begins to reflect on his past and what he's learned and that's what fueled this song. If you've led the kind of life I've led, at some point you have to temper your vices."

Tyler Farr, Craig Campbell and Shane McAnally had a hand in writing several songs on the 12-song disc, which was produced by Mickey Jack Cones.

The track list is:
1. "Ain't Just The Whiskey Talkin'" (Terry McBride, Brett Beavers)
2. "Jesus And Jones" (Tyler Farr, Jim McCormick, Casey Beathard)
3. "Watered Down" (Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnal
July)
4. "Something's Going On" (Chris Cavanaugh, Mark Stephen Jones)
5. "If On
July You Were Lone
July" (Jon Coleman, Troy Johnson)
6. "Gonna Make You Miss Me" (Tommy Lee James, Matt Nolan, Andrew Dorff)
7. "I'm Gone" (Craig Campbell, Max T. Barnes)
8. "Country Boy Problems" (Tommy Lee James, Josh Osborne)
9. "Lit" (Mickey Jack Cones, Monty Criswell, Derek George)
10. "Still A Soldier" (Phil O'Donnell, Wade Kirby)
11. "Whippoorwills And Freight Trains" (Phil O'Donnell, Jeff Middleton, Brandon Kinney)
12. "Hang" (Lynn Hutton, Phil O'Donnell)

Adkins' last studio album "Love Will..." was released in 2013.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 4 - Universal Studios - Mardi Gras Celebration, Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 25 - BlueWater Resort Amphitheater, Parker, Ariz. Mar. 23 - Keswick Theatre, Glenside, Pa. Mar. 24 - St. George Theatre, Staten Island, N.Y. Mar. 25 - The Paramount, Huntington, N.Y.
April 6 - Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio
April 7 - Del Lago Resort and Casino, Waterloo, N.Y.
April 8 - Palace Theatre, Greensburg, Pa.
April 9 - Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, Md.
April 21 - Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass.
April 22 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, N.H.
April 23 - State Theatre, Easton, Pa.
April 27 - Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, Orange Park, Fla.
April 28 - Anderson Music Hall, Hiawassee, Ga.
April 29 - Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Festival, Biloxi, Miss.
May 5 - Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.
May 6 - University of Arkansas, Hope, Ark.
May 18 -
Mayo PAC, Morristown, N.J.
May 19 - Salem Civic Center, Salem, Va.
May 20 - Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley, Ky.
May 21 - American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pa.
May 27 - Rhythm City Casino Resort - Event Center, Davenport, Iowa
June 30 - Welk Resort & Theater, Branson, Mo.
July 1 - Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, Okla.
July 20 - Honeywell Center, Wabash, Ind.
July 21 - CEFCU Center Stage, Peoria, Ill.
July 22 - Country Jam USA, Eau Claire, Wis.
Aug. 5 - Richland County Fair, Sidney, Mont.
Aug 18 - Brown County Fairgrounds, Aberdeen, S.D.

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Something's Going On CD review - Something's Going On
Trace Adkins' wonderful low singing voice can be a little deceptive because he could easily sing utter crap and still somehow sound great. It's why the critical ear must pay close attention to specifically what he's saying in his songs whenever evaluating his work. Adkins doesn't write his own songs, so he's entirely dependent upon stellar writers. Thankfully, "Something's Going On" is a better than average collection of songs, especially good for Adkins, as »»»
Live Country DVD CD review - Live Country DVD
"Live Country" is a concert film featuring Trace Adkins performing his biggest hits at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. Anticipation was high for this one because Adkins, along with Josh Turner, is one of our very best low-voiced singers. Perhaps poor audio quality is to blame, but Adkins' singing isn't nearly as powerful in this live setting as it is on CD. From the cheesy stage props to the casually dressed backing singers (one even has a headband that leaves her looking »»»
The King's Gift CD review - The King's Gift
Trace Adkins, with that wonderfully deep voice of his, is always a pleasure. He's like an actor (well he has acted actually) that never gives a bad performance, even in a poor movie. When it comes to evaluating Adkins' albums, it's all about the music he surrounds himself with and the songs he's given to sing. And with "The King's Gift," Adkins is placed in a nearly can't miss situation; he's singing mostly familiar Christmas carols, with a mainly »»»
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: Turnpike Troubadours are winners – The Turnpike Troubadours had a lot of competition when playing Beantown - the Red Sox playoff game first and foremost. No matter though because the country band put on their own winning show. That was no surprise given the individual abilities of the band, not to mention a plethora of worthy songs to choose from. It all starts with lead singer Evan Felker.... »»»
Concert Review: The Killer lives on with Low Cut Connie – Jerry Lee Lewis isn't exactly out and about hitting the clubs these days. But if he was searching for someone who was carrying on his torch, he would do well to check out Adam Weiner, the force behind Low Cut Connie. The Philly band was highly entertaining with Weiner a true force of nature. Think Lewis merged with Springsteen (although The Boss is The Boss).... »»»
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