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Trace Adkins Reportedly Performs Drunk at St. Jude Benefit


Trace Adkins is rumored to have fallen of the wagon. The singer, who’s battled with alcoholism for nearly 30 years, was reportedly drunk while performing at a St. Jude fundraiser, Rockin’ Country Thunder 106 Guys with Guitars Under the Stars concert.

“You couldn’t hear him except for him mumbling,” said Bill Erdek of Edison. “My girlfriend said I think he’s drunk or something and everyone was picking up their chairs and leaving.”

TMZ later posted a video of Trace struggling to perform one of his typically high-energy songs.

“Apparently we have one of our country music family who needs our love, support and understanding. I hope you’ll take a moment and send a positive thought, support and prayer,” posted Chris VanZant, program director for Thunder 106 on the station’s Facebook page.

Trace has donated his fees for the evening to St. Jude, but no word on the entire debacle.

“The solution we reached with Trace in donating his appearance fee to benefit the children of St. Jude’s should allow each of us to move on from this event and realize that criticizing and intolerance does not advance the public good,” said Richard Morena, general manager of Thunder 106, the radio station that promoted the concert. “Taking a positive and affirmative action is what matters and that is what we have done in this instance.”

We are praying for Trace to get the help he needs.

Trace Adkins Performs “Lit” on Fox & Friends – VIDEO

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Trace Adkins stopped by FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series this morning to kick of their extended Fourth of July weekend    Trace performed his new single ‘Lit’ for the first time as well as play fan favorites from his latest album Jesus and Jones.  Take a look!

Trace Adkins to Debut New Single “Lit” on Fox & Friends – DVR Alert

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This Friday, get ready to ‘slap your grandmas’ as Trace Adkins gives his first TV performance of new single, “Lit,” during his Fox & Friends’ All American Summer Concert Series. As the big man kicks off July Fourth Weekend with this outdoor mini-concert, “Lit” will become available at iTunes and all other digital retailers and streaming partners.

Listen to “Lit” now here.

The new single is a stomp-along that takes Adkins back to his ‘Badonkadonk’ best as he counts down the things that get him fired up. Granny’s back (this time she’s drunk, playin’ Bingo), Grandpa’s fishin’ with dynamite, there’s a little “Sunday morning brimstone from a Pentecostal pastor,” and, “Keith Richards stoned on Rock ‘n Roll tearin’ up that Telecaster.” Of course, nothing revs up this cowboy more than his girl, “slide on over, move a little closer with that four-alarm, fire-engine-red on your lips. So hot, you got me smokin’, girl you got it goin’ on, you’re the only one with the kiss that gets me lit.”

“Lit” was written by Mickey Jack Cones, Monty Criswell and Derek George. It follows “Jesus and Jones,” as the second single by Adkins as he makes his return to music. Both singles will be on Adkins’ forthcoming album release, details to be announced.

Trace Adkins Premiers “Jesus and Jones” Music Video

Trace Adkins debuted his music video for “Jesus and Jones” on CMT, a video that demonstrates walking the line between temptation and good intentions. The video premiered during the morning video block and is now available at
The music video, shot outside Nashville, opens with Trace amongst a group of friends waking up wearing last night’s clothes after a boisterous Saturday night. As they get their bearings, neighbors begin to gather for Sunday morning services. Eventually, Trace’s late-night crew arrives one by one to sing for salvation.

“If you just listen to the title of the song, Jesus and Jones, it means basically living somewhere between heaven and hell, I suppose,” music video director, Peter Zavadil said. “So where is someone in between heaven and hell? It’s not the night before, it’s the morning after. So it’s that point where you’re weighing, ‘did I have good times or bad times’ as you’re on your way to church in the morning.”

Bearing George Jones’ name, the song about walking the line references the country legend’s hit, “White Lightning,” in the lyric, “I wish I could find a gear between ‘White Lightning’ and John 3:16.”
The music video also tips its hat to Jones with footage of him and ironic scenes of Trace’s pals rolling into the church’s parking lot on lawnmowers, recalling Jones traveling eight miles by lawnmower to the liquor store after his wife hid the car keys.

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