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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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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: For Doug Seegers, no pinching needed – Doug Seegers probably should be pinching himself these days. He's not some country music cover boy or hunk wearing a baseball hat or highlighting a bunch of tattoos. If looking for opposites of what passes for a country musician these days, Seegers would probably just about be the top pick. Yes, he lives in Nashville, but he just retired after... »»»
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