05/14/2013

Trace Adkins Debuts LOVE WILL...

THIS WEEK: Today Show, Fox & Friends, All Star Celebrity Apprentice Appearances; SiriusXM “Sounds of Summer” Concert Broadcast Live from Hard Rock Cafe New York

UPCOMING: Honorary Grand Marshall at 2013 National Memorial Day Parade; Additional Performances to Be Announcedk

SINGLE: “Watch The World End With You” ft. Colbie Caillat Debuts at Radiok

APPRENTICE: Over $700K Raised (And Counting) For American Red Crossk


(May 13, 2013 - Nashville, TN) - Trace Adkins’ 11th studio album, Love Will... is set for release tomorrow on Show Dog-Universal Music. The album will be available on iTunes and a week of live performances and appearances are planned.

Street Week kicked off Sunday (5/12) with a Love Will… release party and Apprentice viewing event with friends and family at Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. On Wednesday (5/15) he’ll perform on the Today Show followed that night by a SiriusXM “Sounds of Summer” concert at Hard Rock Cafe New York which will be broadcast live on The Highway, channel 59 (8:00pm EST). In addition to many Apprentice-related appearances this week, Trace will also perform on Fox & Friends on Friday (5/17).k

As NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice nears its finale on Sunday (5/19), Trace is a finalist with over $700K (and counting!) raised for the American Red Cross. It’s an accomplishment he’s proud of, as a man who honors the selfless service of others. That quality has also earned him a reputation as a die-hard supporter of the troops and Adkins is humbled to serve as an honorary Grand Marshall at the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC (5/27).k

At the heart of all the excitement is an album from the veteran hit-maker and outspoken roughneck. With vocal variety and a thematic focus, Love Will… tackles the world’s greatest emotion and features collaborations with two-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Colbie Caillat, the esteemed Harlem Gospel Choir and rock/country veterans, Exile. The impressive list of producers includes Tony Brown, Mark Wright, Frank Rogers, Kenny Beard and Mickey Cones.k

“In my book, ‘Hot Mama’ and ‘Badonkadonk’ are love songs,” jokes Adkins. “So don’t start thinking this album is all ‘til the end of time’ ballads…but yeah, we’ve got those too.”k

It’s an album of sexy grooves, heart-wrenching ballads and up-tempo anthems worthy of Adkins’ long list of hits. Equally known for his integrity and irreverent sense of humor, he’s made a career making fans laugh (“Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”) and making hearts swell (“Til The Last Shot’s Fired,” “You’re Gonna Miss This”).k

As Trace points out, the variety on Love Will…is layered. The album title itself is an open-ended question - love will build a bridge? love will move mountains? love will tear us apart? Any Country fan can tell you…all are true.k

Love Will… Full Track Listing:
1. When I Stop Loving You*
2. So What If I Do**
3. Come See Me***
4. Right Now**
5. Every One Of You**
6. The Altar Of Your Love***
7. Kiss You All Over (Featuring Exile)***
8. If The Sun Comes Up***
9. Say No To A Woman
10. Watch The World End (Featuring Colbie Caillat)
11. Love Will (Featuring Harlem Gospel Choir)
Produced by Frank Rogers
*Produced by Tony Brown & Mickey Jack Cones
**Produced by Mark Wright, Kenny Beard & Mickey Jack Cones
***Produced by Kenny Beard & Mickey Jack Conesk

ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk ,” “I Left Something Turned On At Home,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins),” “The Rest Of Mine,” “Hot Mama,” “I'm Tryin',” “Just Fishin’,” “Then They Do,” “Chrome,” and “More.” k

The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours.k

In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the 6'6" oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death and battles with personal demons. He also explains just how the world’s biggest alpha-male handles fatherhood with five daughters. In 2008, Trace’s integrity and wry humor served him well as a finalist on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and for NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice on behalf of the American Red Cross.k

Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), he developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day Americans doing great things and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for three consecutive years.k

In 2011, Trace album, Proud To Be Here debuted atop the Billboard Country Chart with the Top Ten hit, “Just Fishin’.” His eleventh studio album, Love Will… debuts May 14, 2013.k

MEDIA CONTACT:k

Show Dog-Universal Music
Natalie Moore
Natalie.moore@sdumusic.comk

Sunshine Sachs (for Trace Adkins)
Tiffany Shipp / Chad Davis
shipp@sunshinesachs.com / davis@sunshinesachs.comk