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Adkins checks into rehab after cruise altercation

Friday, January 17, 2014 – Trace Adkins is in rehab for a relapse with alcohol.

The news followed an altercation occurred between Adkins and an impersonator of him on a cruise ship headed to Jamaica earlier this week. No punches were thrown.

"Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism," Adkins' rep said to CNN.. "As he faces these issues head on, we ask that his family's privacy will be respected."

Other performers on "Country Cruising" include Wynonna, Montgomery Gentry, Neal McCoy, Lonestar and Love & Theft. The cruise started Jan. 12 and concludes Jan. 19 in the Carribean.

Love & Theft's Stephen Barker Liles told radio station KNCI, ""You know, there's only so much you can take when someone's pretending to be you," Liles told KNCI. "(Eventually) you're like, 'Ok bro', I've been doing this for 20 years, you've been following me around...and now you're going to come on this small cruise ship and come on."

Liles said the impersonator also was signing autographs as Adkins.

Adkins had been sober for about a dozen years.

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Something's Going On CD review - Something's Going On
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The King's Gift CD review - The King's Gift
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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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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