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Trace Adkins Attends Deepwater Horizon Movie Premiere

Country star, actor and former oil rig worker Trace Adkins appears in the upcoming Lionsgate film Deepwater Horizon (directed by Peter Berg). This past Monday (9/19), he joined the cast (Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, and others) at the premiere in Trace’s home state of Louisiana ahead of the film’s Sept 30th debut.

The film recounts the tragic 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which led to the BP oil spill and killed 11 of the 126 workers aboard the rig that night. Trace, who worked on oil rigs for 10 years before becoming a Country star, had the honor of meeting survivor Mike Williams and his wife Felicia, portrayed in the film by Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson.

Representing his home state is something this veteran hit-maker takes seriously. Most recently it was announced that he could not think of taking money out of the state, given its recent devastating floods. Instead, he donated the fees he would have earned from performing in Vinton, LA to the Red Cross’ relief efforts.

Trace has been a Red Cross spokesperson since 2012, and he raised over $3 million dollars for the organization while competing on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

Trace Adkins Donates to Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

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Louisiana native and Country star Trace Adkins will donate his fee from his Saturday night performance in Vinton, Louisiana to the American Red Cross. Adkins’ donation will specifically fund relief efforts in his home state of Louisiana after catastrophic flooding killed 13 people and resulted in at least $8.7 billion in damages, according to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Adkins, a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross, lent his message of support in Raycom Media’s telethon, Louisiana Rising: A Concert to Support Flood Relief. Adkins will also be presented with the United States Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Award this Thursday, Sept., 15. The award is the third-highest public service honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian.

For the past month, the American Red Cross has been on the ground in Louisiana, helping thousands of people affected by the devastating flooding. As of September 13, it is estimated that the Red Cross relief effort in Louisiana could cost $25 to $30 million. Red Cross workers are providing shelter, food and comfort right now, and will continue to be there in the weeks ahead, helping residents recover from this massive disaster.

“We are so grateful to Trace Adkins for his long-standing support of the Red Cross and for stepping up again now when his home state of Louisiana is in need,” said Don Herring, chief development officer for the American Red Cross. “Funds generously donated by our partners like Mr. Adkins and the general public are essential to our ability to immediately fulfill the mission of the Red Cross when disaster strikes.”

Adkins will perform Saturday, September 17 at Delta Downs in Vinton, LA. Tickets are available here.

Trace Adkins Releases Lyric Video for “Lit”

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Wheelhouse Records has rolled out Trace Adkins’ lyric video for “Lit” on VEVO today as proof that summer ain’t over just yet…

As the nights cool, this video is a flashback to the carnival rides, fun games and fair food of the county fair as the up-tempo single counts down the great things in life that get you fired up.

In the song, Granny’s playin’ Bingo, Grandpa’s fishin’ with dynamite, there’s “Sunday morning brimstone from a Pentecostal pastor,” and, “Keith Richards stoned on Rock ‘n Roll tearin’ up that Telecaster.” But nothing revs up this cowboy more than his girl as he croons, “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 and will appear on his upcoming album with Wheelhouse Records (BBR Music Group) – release date to be announced.

Available at iTunes and all other digital retailers and streaming partners.

Trace Adkins and Venue to Donate $10,000 to Fallen Officer’s Family

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Trace Adkins and the Knoxville concert venue, the Back Porch will donate $10,000 to the family of fallen officer, Kenny Moats, who died in the line of duty last week.

Adkins is scheduled to perform Friday night at the venue. Back Porch on the Creek was already donating $1 of each ticket sold to the local Fraternal Order of Police.

Concert promoters also say any law enforcement officer who shows his badge at the gate can get free admission to the concert. General admission tickets have been reduced from $35 to $25 and will be available at Knoxville Harley Davidson beginning Tuesday.

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