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Country Star Trace Adkins' Wife Files For Divorce

March 26th, 2014 11:58pm EDT
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Country singer Trace Adkins's wife has filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Rhonda Adkins, the singer's third wife, filed court papers in the couple's home state of Tennessee on Monday to end their 16-year marriage, according to

The couple wed in 1997 and share three daughters together, who Mrs. Adkins has requested custody of, along with alimony and child support.

The singer has had a rough start to 2014. Adkins spent time in rehab for an alcohol relapse following an altercation with an impersonator on a country music fan cruise in early January; and Last mon...

Trace Adkins makes return to stage with surprise Grand Ole Opry appearance

March 13th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Trace Adkins
Country singer Trace Adkins made his first public appearance since his recent rehab stint with a surprise performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday (11Mar14).

The You're Gonna Miss This hitmaker took the stage at the iconic venue to perform his hit Kiss You All Over with country group Exile.

News of the 52 year old's return to the stage comes a month after his father, Aaron Adkins, passed away, and almost two months after the singer checked in to rehab to battle alcoholism.

Adkins had been sober for more than a decade after completing a 28-day alcohol rehabilit...

Trace Adkins leaves rehab to buy guitar

January 27th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins was allowed to leave a rehab facility he checked in to earlier this month (Jan14) over the weekend (begs24Jan14) to purchase a new guitar.

The You're Gonna Miss This hitmaker entered a a clinic in Lake Worth, Florida after suffering a setback in his battle with alcohol, but he briefly left the treatment facility to pick up an acoustic guitar at a local guitar shop.

Sources tell that his therapist "encouraged him to keep writing songs in order to stay focused on positive things" in his life.

Adkins had been sober for over a decade, after completing a 28-d...

Trace Adkins Enters Rehab After Brawling With Look-Alike On Cruise Ship

January 16th, 2014 4:01pm EST
Country star Trace Adkins has checked into rehab following an altercation aboard a cruise ship.

The singer, a recovering alcoholic who's been sober for over 12 years, suffered a setback after he was spotted at a bar on the ship where an impersonator had been singing Karaoke.

Adkins and the impostor got into a physical altercation, prompting him to jump ship in Jamaica and head for rehab, according to

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

Trace Adkins enters rehab

January 15th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins has checked into rehab to seek treatment for alcoholism.

His representative has confirmed the singer entered a clinic earlier this week (begs13Jan14) after suffering a setback in his battle with alcohol.

She tells Country Weekly magazine, "As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected."

Adkins had been sober for over a decade, after completing a 28-day alcohol rehabilitation programme in 2002. One year earlier, he pleaded guilty to a DUI charge.

The news of his latest rehab stint comes as reports suggesting Adkins was invo...

Trace Adkins jumped at chance to sing with Kevin Costner

December 19th, 2013 3:10am EST
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins invited Kevin Costner to sing on his new holiday album after discovering the actor's daughter was already working on the record.

The Ladies Love Country Boys hitmaker released his first Christmas album, The King's Gift, in October (13), and while he was recording the tracks, he didn't realise the singer he was working with, Lily Costner, had superstar connections.

Adkins tells Queen Latifah on her U.S. talk show, "Lily, his daughter, sang two or three songs on the record, and I was just in (the studio) one day listening to some tracks and I said, 'Who is that sin...

Stars line up for Gregg Allman tribute gig

October 23rd, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Stars including Trace Adkins, Natalie Cole, Martina Mcbride and Don Was are set to salute veteran rocker Gregg Allman at a special tribute concert in Atlanta, Georgia next year (14).

Train frontman Pat Monahan, Jackson Browne, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Sam Moore, Eric Church, Widespread Panic and the 65-year-old star's own The Allman Brothers Band will also perform in his honour at the All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman event.

Don Was and Haynes will serve as co-musical directors of the Fox Theatre concert, which will feature unique collaborations and surprise ...

Trace Adkins to host American Country Awards with race ace Danica Patrick

September 18th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins and motor racing ace Danica Patrick are to co-host the 2013 American Country Awards in December (13).

Adkins has already presented the prizegiving ceremony three times and is looking forward to teaming up with the speedy NASCAR star, stating, "I can’t wait to see if I have what it takes to keep up with (her)."

Patrick accepts she might not be everyone's first choice when it comes to hosting a country music awards show, but insists she's a big fan.

She adds, "I’ve become a huge fan of country music since I came to NASCAR and have been fortunate to be in videos with Miranda La...

Trace Adkins to release Celtic Christmas album

September 9th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins has joined the Christmas rush to release a holiday-themed album by announcing plans for a Celtic-enthused collection.

The King's Gift will feature guests The Chieftains and Kevin Costner and his daughter Lily, and include a series of hymns like Adkins' versions of Wexford Carol, O' Come Emmanuel, Away In A Manger and We Three Kings.

He'll also team up with the Costners on Silent Night.

The gravel-voiced country star will tour with the new album, which will be released at the end of October (13), as part of what he hopes will become an annual Christmas Show.

A s...

'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Trump Hires Trace Adkins As This Year’s All-Star!

May 20th, 2013 2:58pm EDT
Trump Hires Trace Adkins As This Year’s All-Star!
It’s been a long time coming. All Star Celebrity Apprentice began 12 weeks ago, when 14 celebrities gathered to show off their entrepreneurial skills. This week, the race is down to the two finalists, Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins, battling to the end for the title, and for their charities.

As Penn tells Trace backstage, “One of us will win. But not by much.”

Live, from New York City, Donald Trump pronounces it the battle of Nashville vs. Las Vegas. A montage of past moments is shown, culminating with a continuation of last week’s challenge. The finalists were tasked with creating a new ...

Trace Adkins stuns budding singer with duet invitation

May 15th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins has plucked a budding singer from obscurity to perform alongside him on a string of U.S TV shows.

The You're Gonna Miss This hitmaker was impressed by Maureen Maltez's performance at a college fundraiser earlier this year (13) and looked her up when it came to planning his TV performances of new song Watch The World End.

Adkins shocked the 23-year-old when he walked into her class at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee two weeks ago and asked her to join him for two performances in New York, as the track's original collaborator, Colbie Caillat, was unav...

'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' Down To 2 As Finale Battle Begins

May 13th, 2013 2:27pm EDT
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, the teams were tasked with designing a luxury suite in Brooklyn’s Barclay Centre. Power’s Marilu Henner, with help from Lil Jon and Trace Adkins, lost to Plan B’s Lisa Rinna and Penn Jillette, who won the challenge and $100K for Lisa’s charity. 

Trace and Lil Jon enter the Victory suite after Marilu’s departure, and greet Lisa and Penn. As they congratulate themselves on being the Final Four, the phone rings, and its Trump, summoning them all back into the Board Room.

Trump, with Ivanka and Don Jr., tells them that two of them will be fired immediately. Trace says that he’s sti...

'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Hello Chess Master, Goodbye Marilu

May 6th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, project manager Gary Busey ran roughshod over Plan B’s Lisa Rinna and Penn Jillette, and created his own wacky video for the team’s task. The team lost, and despite Gary’s claim that Penn and Lisa had worked against him, Gary was fired. Lil Jon’s team Power won the challenge and $40,000.00 for his charity, the American Diabetes Association.

This week, the teams meet up with Donald Trump and two executives (Rodney and Scott) representing Foxwoods Resorts. With them are John Rich, winner of 2011’s Celebrity Apprentice, and Donald Trump Jr., who will be the teams’ advisors. The cel...

Trace Adkins Posts Pic Of Broken Foot, Bargains With Trump On 'Apprentice'

April 22nd, 2013 1:03pm EDT
Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins is a hurting buckaroo with a tender heart. The country star recently broke his foot and uploaded a picture of his bruised appendage on Twitter.

He wrote, "This is gross. Broke my foot the other day. Still kinda hurts."

It's not the only issue he's having, and he doesn't seem to be afraid of a little TMI. "I also have a rash that I'm trying to get a good pic of. Having some difficulty," he added.

Meanwhile, on Sunday night's episode of "Celebrity Apprentice" he came to the defense of ousted team member Brande Roderick.

The former Playboy playmate was fired by Donald Trump, a...

Trace Adkins Is A Grandfather

June 18th, 2012 10:47am EDT
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins has become a grandfather to a boy named in his honor.

The Chrome singer's daughter Tarah gave birth to Jackson Trace Webber earlier this month and Adkins has shared treasured photos of his own dad cradling the newborn with to mark Father's Day.

He says, "The eldest of my five daughters gave birth to my newest grandson, Jackson Trace Webber, on Wednesday, June 6. Jackson weighed seven pounds, three ounces."

Adkins also reveals his wife and children were planning to add to his garden collection this Father's Day after they bought him trees for the 20...

Rascal Flatts To Receive Humanitarian Award

January 24th, 2012 11:36am EST
Rascal Flatts
Country band Rascal Flatts are set to be honored for their tireless charity work at a glitzy gala in Nashville, Tennessee.

The group will receive the Artist Humanitarian Award for their fundraising efforts during the annual Country Radio Seminar ceremony on February 22nd.

In 2010, the group donated $3 million to the city's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. They also serve as spokespersons for suicide prevention organization The Jason Foundation, and back the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet.

CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne says, "The board is very pleased to honor Rascal Fl...

PETA Takes Aim At Trace Adkins Over His Love For Hunting

January 5th, 2012 12:37pm EST
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Animal rights campaigners have taken aim at country star Trace Adkins for opening up about his love for hunting and guns on the same day a 15-year-old Texas student was shot dead by police after brandishing a pistol at school.

Cops in Brownsville killed Jamie Gonzalez on Wednesday after school officials reported he had pulled a pellet pistol on a classmate during an argument and then allegedly boasted about staging a shoot-out with officers when they arrived. He was shot three times, according to local reports, when he refused to put his gun down at the request of police officials.


American Country Awards Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks & More!

December 6th, 2011 8:29am EST
Carrie Underwood
The second annual American Country Awards took place in Las Vegas last night. Carrie Underwood, who took home three awards, looked cute as a button in a strapless white dress and purple cuffed pumps.

Kristin Chenoweth made fans green with envy in a cleavage revealing gown, while Jordin Sparks looked sophisticated in an off-the-shoulder white dress.

The boys from The Band Perry channeled the '70s with butterfly collared shirts, and Jason Aldean tore up the red carpet in ripped jeans.

Check out all the fashion in the following pages!

Jordin Sparks

Kristin Chenoweth

Lauren Alai...

Jason Aldean Dominates Second American Country Awards

December 6th, 2011 8:16am EST
Jason Aldean
Singer Jason Aldean has dominated the second ever American Country Awards, taking home six out of eight trophies on Monday night.

The star won all but two of the prizes he was nominated for, including the prestigious Album of the Year and Artist of the Year titles. He also shared the collaborative Single and Music Video of the Year prizes with Kelly Clarkson for their duet Don't You Wanna Stay.

After taking to the stage for a second time, he told the audience, "This is getting a little ridiculous now. I don't know what else to say. It's been a crazy year."

Country sweetheart Carrie Un...

Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Dominate 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

December 1st, 2011 8:24am EST
2012 Grammy Nominations
Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars will be the ones to watch at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after each landing a slew of top nominations.

The Stronger rapper leads the way with seven nods - his star-studded collaboration All of the Lights is up for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, while he also earns a nod in the latter category for his Jay-Z duet Otis. The hip-hop stars' Watch The Throne album will also go head-to-head with West's solo disc, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Best Rap Album.

Adele is in the running for six honors and her critically-acclaimed project...

Trace Adkins Is Country Music's Sexiest Man

November 16th, 2011 9:46pm EST
Trace Adkins
Singer Trace Adkins has been named Country's Sexiest Man in a new magazine poll.

The "Chrome" singer was named top man in Country Weekly Magazine and will appear on the cover of the publication when the new issue hits newsstands on Friday.

Adkins, who will co-host and perform at the American Country Music Awards on December 5, beat out Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley to land atop the readers' poll.

Trace Adkins Plays Host To Lucky Kids

August 31st, 2011 10:55pm EDT
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Country music star Trace Adkins opened up his Tennessee farm on Sunday so he could give 20 local kids fishing lessons.

The "Chrome" hitmaker invited kids from the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program to enjoy the lake where he shot the video for his new single "Just Fishin,'" a song about spending quality time with your children.

As well as picking up angling tips, the 10 big kids and their 10 little 'brothers and sisters' enjoyed a day of swimming, paddle boating and zip lining on the farm Adkins now calls home after his estate nearby was destroyed i...

Trace Adkins Urges Fans To Give To Charity Following House Fire

June 7th, 2011 10:43pm EDT
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins has spoken out for the first time since his Tennessee home was destroyed by fire on Saturday, urging fans and well wishers to donate to the American Red Cross and help the survivors of the recent floods and tornadoes in the U.S. southern states.

Adkins was en route to a show in Alaska when the blaze broke out at his estate in Brentwood and, upon landing, he boarded another plane and flew home to be with his wife and their three daughters, who were at home when the fire, caused by an electrical fault, started.

And now the "Chrome" singer has asked for all the help...

Electrical Problem Caused Trace Adkins' House Fire

June 7th, 2011 8:52am EDT
Trace Adkins
The fire that gutted country singer Trace Adkins' Tennessee home over the weekend was caused by an electrical fault.

The singer's three daughters and their nanny had to flee the property and watch as the blaze destroyed the property on Saturday evening.

Adkins himself was en-route to a show in Alaska and didn't learn about the tragedy until he touched down. He immediately boarded another plane and flew home to be with his family. reports the blaze was caused by an overheated or loose electrical connection in a power strip located beneath a workbench in the garage on the estate.


Trace Adkins' Home Destroyed By Fire (Updated)

June 5th, 2011 11:22am EDT
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins' Tennessee home has been destroyed by fire.

The blaze broke out on Saturday evening. Adkins, his wife Rhonda and their three daughters were unharmed.

The "Chrome" singer was en route to Alaska for an upcoming concert. He learned of the fire upon landing and boarded a flight home.

A spokesperson for the singer tells WENN, "The blaze spread rapidly but was quickly contained and did not spread to any other homes.

"Trace wishes to express his gratitude for the immediate response of the Brentwood Fire Department and is humbled by the outpouring of concern from frien...

Trace Adkins Wants To Preserve Civil War Battlefields

April 16th, 2011 12:44pm EDT
Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins is fronting a new campaign to preserve America's Civil War battlefields.

The singer appeared at a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and highlighted the need for emphasis on preservation over the next five years, during the 150th anniversary period.

Adkins told the politicians that he grew up with stories of his great-great grandfather Henry T. Morgan's military service in Louisiana, and that spurred a life-long love of Civil War history.

He tells WENN...

Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Honored For Their Charity Work

March 3rd, 2011 12:39pm EST
Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill received an award for their tireless charity work at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday.

The country couple was presented with the Country Radio Broadcasters' Artist Humanitarian Award for their fundraising efforts, at the annual Country Radio Seminar at the Nashville Convention Center.

They were handed the prize by last year's winner, country singer Trace Adkins, and honored for the founding of their charity, Neighbor's Keeper, and their work to help other causes including raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and flood relief efforts ...

Blake Shelton Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry

October 25th, 2010 11:23am EDT
Blake Shelton
Country star Blake Shelton choked back tears as he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday.

More than 4,000 fans turned out to watch Shelton perform and become the newest member of the music Mecca. He sang with Trace Adkins on their duet, Hillbilly Bone, and his pal later presented him with the bronze-and-oak Opry Member Award, reports

Adkins told him, "It means the world to me to say Blake Shelton, you're the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry!"

And Shelton became emotional as he expressed his gratitude, telling the crowd: "This is the r...

Carrie Underwood Wins Double Gold At CMT Music Awards

June 10th, 2010 8:42am EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood was named country queen at the 2010 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday as she scooped two prizes at the TV network's annual ceremony.

The former American Idol winner took home the Performance of the Year trophy for her rendition of Temporary Home in a CMT special, as well as the biggest prize of the night, Video of the Year, for Cowboy Casanova. The event in Nashville, Tennessee was kicked off by host Kid Rock who told the crowd, "The party has just begun!" before performing a medley of his hits with several surprise guests, including Hank Williams, Jr., Martina McBride and Ke...

Two Die In Collision With Trace Adkins' Tour Bus

February 13th, 2010 9:52pm EST
Trace Adkins
Two men died this morning when their pickup truck collided with one of Trace Adkins' tour buses near Shreveport, LA., according to Adkins was not on the bus, but five members of his band and crew sustained minor injuries. The bus was on its way to a concert Adkins was doing with Martina McBride and Sarah Buxton in Bossier City, La.

The pickup truck was traveling north on U.S. 71 when it crossed the center line and ran head on into the southbound bus. The truck's driver and his passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Nine people were traveling on the tour bus.

Adkins, w...

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