1. Trace Adkins Talks New Single 'Jesus and Jones,' the Super Bowl and Why He Never Would've Predicted Donald Trump Running for President

    February 08, 2016 5:38 PM EST Like many people, Trace Adkins was very focused on the events of Super Bowl 50 this past weekend. Taking it a step further, the Wheelhouse recording artist was actually in the Bay area for the festivities. “I’m a huge football fan,” he tells  Billboard .  “I watch it all the time, and to have…

  2. Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton Join Forces on 'Call Me the Breeze': Exclusive Video

    July 17, 2015 2:19 PM EDT When he got the call to be part of an all-star tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd last fall, Peter Frampton didn't hesitate for a moment. "We've known each other on a very close level," Frampton tells Billboard. He joined the group to play J.J. Cale's "Call Me the Breeze…

  3. Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington Recalls When 'Free Bird' Took Flight at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

    May 27, 2015 4:18 PM EDT As the Fox Theatre in Atlanta marks 40 years since preservationists and Southern rockers helped save it from destruction, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington looked back at the venue where the band recorded one of its greatest albums, “One More For The Road,” and the rock anthem “Free…

  4. How Atlanta's Fox Theatre Is Celebrating 40 Years Since Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Other Southern Rockers Saved It

    May 27, 2015 4:14 PM EDT  When Gregg Allman got the call to join more than a dozen acts in a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert in late 2014 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre , he quickly signed on, and not just because he and the band are long-standing members of the Southern-rock brotherhood. The “One More for the Fans” show…

  5. Green Day, Miranda Lambert, Kings Of Leon to Headline Inaugural NIFI Music Fest In Kentucky

    May 27, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Nitro Fidelity has partnered with racing powerhouse Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) to launch a national series of branded “top tier” immersive music festivals, beginning with the NiFi Festival at Kentucky Speedway August 28-30, to be headlined by Green Day , Miranda Lambert and Kings Of Leon…

  6. Trace Adkins Eyes Radio With BBR Music Group Deal: 'I Can Ring the Bell Another Time or Two'

    April 06, 2015 1:12 PM EDT He may be 20 years into his career, but country star Trace Adkins is far from finished with country radio. And according to executives at his new record label home, BBR Music Group, radio isn't finished with him either. Home to Jason Aldean and other stars, BBR Music Group will…

  7. Trace Adkins to Host New Show on SiriusXM, Counting Down Top Billboard Country Songs

    March 13, 2015 6:47 PM EDT SiriusXM announced Friday that Trace Adkins will host a new weekly show on its Y2Kountry station called The Throwback Thirty , counting down the Billboard charts' top 30 country songs from from that exact week from a different year of the 2000s.  SiriusXM Shares Strong Financials,…

  8. Christmas in the Country: Five Essential Albums

    November 28, 2014 2:00 PM EST This week in The 615, we have taken a look at some of the holiday's top new Christmas albums in country. To close out our kick-off of the holidays, let's look back at five of the format's essential discs of the season. These are the albums that are a must for your collection,…

  9. Blake Shelton Sets No. 1 Record, Debuts Duet With Shakira On Country Airplay Chart

    April 01, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Shelton scores an unprecedented 11th consecutive leader with 'Doin' What She Likes,' while his and Shakira's 'Medicine' arrives Blake Shelton rewrites the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the history of the Nielsen BDS-based Billboard Country…

  10. Trace Adkins' Wife Files for Divorce

    March 26, 2014 6:35 PM EDT The wife of country star Trace Adkins has filed for divorce. WSMV-TV reports that Rhonda Adkins filed paperwork Tuesday in Williamson County, citing "irreconcilable differences" between the couple. The Adkins' have been married 16 years and have three children. Rhonda Adkins…

  11. Jennifer Hudson Headlining Carnival Cruise Concert Series

    January 22, 2014 7:47 PM EST Chicago, Foreigner, Daughtry also set to perform during concert series Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again -- this…

  12. Trace Adkins Enters Rehab

    January 16, 2014 1:00 AM EST Country singer Trace Adkins has entered alcohol rehab. Adkins' publicist tells Country Weekly and confirms to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the singer entered rehab after consuming alcohol during the Country Cruising cruise. The 52-year-old "Celebrity Apprentice"…

  13. Trace Adkins Brings His Christmas Show to Chicago: Live Review

    December 06, 2013 12:20 PM EST For close to two decades, Trace Adkins has been one of country music's most entertaining artists – both from a recording and a live standpoint. However, we at The 615 have always felt Adkins to be much more than just the man behind such high octane radio hits as "Honky Tonk…

  14. Trace Adkins' 'Christmas Show' Tour Blends Music With Theatrical Elements

    November 30, 2013 5:32 PM EST Trace Adkins has been receiving some of the best reviews of his career as of late, due to his new Christmas release "The King’s Gift." A traditional collection of Yuletide tunes with a heavy emphasis on Celtic and Irish sounds, the singer tells Billboard he’s wanted to do such a…

  15. Blake Shelton Scores 15th Country Airplay No. 1

    November 05, 2013 11:05 AM EST The coach on NBC's 'The Voice' narrowly bests Tim McGraw for the radio ranking's new leader In one of the tightest No. 1 battles since Billboard's Country Airplay chart switched from a plays-based to an audience impressions-based methodology almost nine years ago,…

  16. NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick To Co-Host American Country Awards

    September 18, 2013 12:05 AM EDT Danica Patrick is crossing back over into entertainment. The NASCAR star is joining country singer Trace Adkins as co-host of the American Country Awards on Dec. 10. Patrick will have an experienced hand to guide her. Adkins has overseen the show since it began four years ago. Last year,…

  17. Elton John, Trace Adkins Among Big Names Backing iHeartRadio’s 'Show Your Stripes' Campaign

    July 19, 2013 12:15 AM EDT About a year ago, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises president John Sykes was flying home from California to New York when a flight attendant asked if he’d like to sit next to a war hero. “It was an army ranger whose everyday job was to jump from an airplane at 80,000 feet with oxygen…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: The Billboard Music Awards, Part 2

    May 23, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Why stop the fun at Sunday night? Chart Beat presents this week's chart news in similar, star-studded fashion. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards were so much fun (and scored such great ratings ) that it seems a shame that we have to wait a whole year for them to happen again. Or do we ……

  19. Trace Adkins' Good Week: Releases Album, Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    May 21, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Sunday night was a big one for Trace Adkins, with the veteran performer's win on NBC's "All Star Celebrity Apprentice." The singer told Billboard that he had a pretty good feeling about his chances from the beginning of the season.  "I came up here to win the thing,…

  20. Trace Adkins Chooses Newcomer to Partner for TV Performances

    May 15, 2013 12:52 AM EDT "Celebrity Apprentice" finalist Trace Adkins has an apprentice of his own. In the market for a duet partner, Adkins picked out an unknown singer he saw at a junior-college fundraiser to join him for his appearances this week on "Today" and "Fox & Friends."…

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