TRACE ADKINS STOPS BY CMT’S STUDIO FOR A BRAND NEW EPISODE OF THE WEB SERIES “UNPLUGGED,” DEBUTING AUGUST 2 AT CMT.COM
NASHVILLE – August 2, 2010 – Trace Adkins performs some of his song favorites and reflects on how he got his start in country music when a new episode of CMT’s original web series, UNPLUGGED, debuts today at CMT.com. In a stripped-down studio concert, he delivers songs from his upcoming album Cowboy’s Back In Town, including “Still Love You” and his current hit single “This Ain’t No Love Song.” He covers Larry Grahams’ “One in a Million,” and the country music icon takes fans down memory lane with a performance of “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing,” from his debut album, Dreamin’ Out Loud.Adkins reveals his greatest influence to his first guitar, and talks about what it was like growing up on country music. He shares a smile as he talks about his first traumatic public performance dressed as a cat in his third grade school play. “I didn’t sing again ‘til I was seventeen. It scared me pretty bad,” Adkins recalled. Adkins’ eagerly awaited Cowboy’s Back In Town will be released August 17. The latest CD by the acclaimed singer, author, actor, commentator, and reality show star is the first for Show Dog - Universal Music, the new label headed by fellow superstar Toby Keith and producer Mark Wright. Adkins has sold more than 10 million records, scored three #1 hits and 14 Top Tens, earned four Grammy nominations, and given us classics including "You're Gonna Miss This," "This Ain't No Thinkin' Thing," "Honky-Tonk Badonkadonk" and "Ladies Love Country Boys," to name a few. In addition to headlining his own concerts, Adkins and Toby Keith are pairing up once again for the high-powered American Ride Tour that continues through September. For a complete listing of all Trace Adkins concert dates, visit www.traceadkins.com. Presented by Starburst, CMT UNPLUGGED features established country stars and rising artists in the online performance series filmed exclusively for CMT.com. To see other great performances by such artists as Reba, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack, visit www.unplugged.cmt.com.