(January 27, 2012  – Nashville, TN) – Trace Adkins has added Ryman Auditorium to the list of theaters he will visit on his recently announced SONGS & STORIES TOUR. On May 18, Trace will host a “homecoming” of sorts at the historic venue, as he plays in Nashville, the city he’s called home for the past twenty years as a Country hitmaker.


Though a veteran performer who has graced the Ryman stage during Grand Ole Opry performances and special events in the past, this upcoming date will be the first time Adkins has performed a full-band performance at the venue. As with all the shows on the Songs & Stories Tour, intimate performances will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins’ working-man roots and rich musical heritage.


Tickets for The Ryman performance go onsale to fan club members on Monday, 1/30 and to the public on Friday, 2/3. A full list of dates and ticket info is below.


Inspiration for the SONGS & STORIES TOUR came as Trace released his 10th studio album, Proud To Be Here, last summer with a CMT Invitation Only special. The special featured new hits “Just Fishin’” and “Million Dollar View,” a Q&A session and the most-loved songs from Adkins’ twenty year career. The taping was so fun for Trace and his guests that he began laying plans for a tour.


The point of this Tour is to get together and share meaningful songs, stories and some laughs ‘around the campfire’ – it’s the Country music tradition. The Ryman Auditorium also plays a very important role in the tradition of this genre, so it’s fitting that we would play this stage on this particular tour.”


Fans can share their own stories, questions and the songs that have inspired or shaped their lives on the Songs & Stories page at www.traceadkins.com.


From humble beginnings as a small-town Louisiana roughneck, to a Country super star with a twenty year career of hits, to his recent roles as outspoken author and actor, Adkins’ life parallels the songs he sings. His albums showcase a range of earnest tributes and party anthems with humor and depth – the Songs & Stories Tour promises to offer the same. 


See the CMT performance that inspired the SONGS & STORIES TOUR:




·         March dates on sale now

·         April & May dates go on sale to public on Friday, 2/3. (Fan club pre-sale begins Mon. 1/30).



March 8           Des Moines IA                         Hoyt Sherman Place

March 9           Kansas City MO          The Midland by AMC

March 10         Peoria IL                      Civic Theater

March 15         Milwaukee WI                         Riverside Theater

March 16         Rochester MN              Mayo Civic Theater

March 17         Grand Forks ND          Chester Fritz Auditorium *Fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/3

March 22         Birmingham AL           Alabama Theatre

April 12           Ashland KY                 Paramount Arts Center

April 14           Toledo OH                   Stranahan Theater

April 18           Louisville KY              The Palace Theater

April 19           Spartanburg SC            Memorial Hall

April 20           Charlotte NC                Ovens Auditorium

April 25           Denver CO                  Paramount Theater *fan presale 1/23, public on-sale 1/27

April 27           Salina KS                     Stiefel Theater

April 28           Tulsa OK                     Brady Theater

May 3 N.         Charleston SC              North Charleston Performing Arts Center

May 4              Savannah GA              Mercer Theater *fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/10

May 10            Davenport IA               Adler Theatre

May 11            South Bend IN                         Morris PAC *fan presale 1/30, public on-sale 2/4

May 12            Memphis TN                Orpheum Theatre *fan presale 1/23, public on-sale 1/27

May 17            Atlanta GA                  Cobb Theater

May 18                        Nashville, TN              Ryman Auditorium


About Trace Adkins:

Trace Adkins is one of Country music's most versatile and accomplished entertainers. His instantly recognizable baritone has earned 30 charted singles and 15 Top Ten hits gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums with total sales surpassing 10 million. He is the author of A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck. He was a finalist on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, where he charmed millions while his recent role in The Lincoln Lawyer put him in the company of Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillipe, Jon Leguiazamo and William H. Macy in the box-office topping theatrical release.


A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins was raised on Country and Gospel and is known as a traditionalist who speaks his mind and honors the past. The 6'6" star is a father of five daughters and a family man to the core. He is a former oil rigger who still works his farm himself. His "gruff" demeanor hides a self-deprecating, humble man with the coolness that comes from defeating death (more than once) and realizing everything else is small stuff. When a fire claimed his home in June 2011 in Tennessee, Trace first made sure his family was unharmed, then immediately redirected his fans' offers of support to the Red Cross.


Trace Adkins’ tenth studio album, PROUD TO BE HERE, features the Top Ten hit, "Just Fishin'" and latest single, “Million Dollar View.” The album was released on August 2, 2011 on Show Dog - Universal Music and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart.