06/11/2013

Trace Adkins’ Tonight Show Appearance with Colbie Caillat (6/12) will be First TV Performance of “Watch The World End With You”

Adkins Also Plans Fan Q&A on CMT Facebook Page on June 12 @ 3pm EST / Noon Pacific

(June 11, 2013 - Nashville, TN) – Veteran hit-maker Trace Adkins kicked summer off by winning All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, raising over $1.5 million for the American Red Cross and releasing Love Will… his 11th studio album (Show Dog-Universal). However, despite accolades and powerful performances, he has yet to share the stage with two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter, Colbie Caillat who appears on the album’s poignant first single, “Watch The World End With You,” - until now.

On Wednesday, June 12, Adkins and Ms. Caillat will give their first televised performance together on NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” Of the soul-searching single, USA TODAY wrote, “Not many guys could pull off a love song about the apocalypse, but danged if Adkins doesn't make it sound romantic.”

Adkins, however, gives the credit to Colbie, “This song is about undying love and two people who feel exactly the same way about each other. It needed a voice that was feminine and strong. Colbie’s voice is pure, sultry and soulful all at the same time and I am honored that she could join me on this powerful song by Brett Edlredge.”

While at Leno, Trace will host a Facebook Q&A with fans at 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific on the official CMT Facebook page.  Using the new Facebook feature, Replies, the quality of the conversation will be more direct than ever, since users can reply directly to comments and start a conversation thread.  This new feature helps users manage multiple conversations on a post, and ensure that friends visiting the page always see the best conversations.

Love Will… is available now (http://smarturl.it/ituneslw) and tackles the world’s greatest emotion. Guests include Colbie Caillat, the esteemed Harlem Gospel Choir and rock/country veterans, Exile. About the album, the Associated Press wrote “… the tall, muscular former oil rigger concentrates on romantic themes, some of which push at the steamier edges of conservative country music conventions - as on his cover of the Exile pop hit "Kiss You All Over."” Country Weekly applauds, “Love Will . . . isn’t a collection of schmoopy, saccharine ballads. The songs are solid and lyrically diverse, exploring love—from the unrequited kind of “So What If I Do” to the eternal in “Watch the World End” to the downright heartbreaking in “If the Sun Comes Up.””

ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: Grammy-nominated Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has turned albums into Platinum plaques, with over 10 million albums sold, cumulatively. The member of the Grand Ole Opry has a hit list that 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),” “Hot Mama,” “I'm Tryin',” “Just Fishin’,” “Then They Do,” “Chrome,” and “More.”  In 2011, Trace’s album, Proud To Be Here debuted atop the Billboard Country Chart and his eleventh studio album, Love Will… was released May 14, 2013 on Show Dog-Universal Music.

He a television personality whose integrity and wry humor served him well when he was named winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice in May 2013 with over $1.5 million raised for the American Red Cross. He created and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes,” series that honors great deeds by every-day Americans and, for three consecutive years, he has hosted FOX’s American Country Awards.

Additionally, Adkins is a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours. He was humbled to serve as Honorary Grand Marshall in the 2013 Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. As an actor, Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey) and as an author, the 6'6" oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death and battles with personal demons in his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck.

COLBIE CAILLAT - Two-time Grammy winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat caught a generation’s imagination with her first hit single “Bubbly”, which become one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time.  . Her first album COCO debuted at No. 5 and raced its way past the multi-Platinum barrier. Her second album BREAKTHROUGH broke at No. 1 and was honored with two Grammy nominations; that same year, Colbie won two Grammys for her collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift.  

Her most recent studio album ALL OF YOU netted Caillat her sixth platinum single in Brighter Than the Sun, which was featured in more than 20 films and tv shows.  Last year, Caillat released her first holiday album ever, CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND, which featured duets with Brad Paisley, Gavin DeGraw and others.     Caillat works for honorable causes including the Surfrider Foundation, Save the Music, Farm Sanctuary, the Humane Society of the U.S.  Her new studio album is due later this year.