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Adkins to release holiday single

Monday, November 19, 2012 – Trace Adkins will release a brand new, Celtic-infused version of the Christmas classic, We Three Kings, on digital retailers next week. Adkins will debut the song for a national television audience on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Plaza on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Prior to that, Adkins will perform on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC (9 a,m.-noon) in all time zones, re-airing at 2 p.m.). He'll also headline Macy's Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta where he'll perform We Three Kings and other songs of the season.

Produced and arranged by Michael Spriggs and Jon Coleman, the new version of We Three Kings is filled with Celtic influences and Adkins' baritone. Sonya Isaacs adds her voice as Adkins sings of the kings who journeyed to Bethlehem bearing gifts.

"The holidays are about honoring tradition and thinking of others," Adkins said. "These important men of power humbled themselves by bringing gifts to an infant in meager surroundings because they believed. It's a good reminder of what the Christmas spirit is really about."

Long known as a tireless supporter of the troops, Adkins will embark on his seventh USO tour on Nov. 25.

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