Trace Adkins to Donate $10,000 to Family of Slain Police Officer

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Trace Adkins photographed on July 1, 2016 in New York City. 

Just days before he takes the stage at the Back Porch On the Creek, Trace Adkins and the Knoxville venue's owners announced that they will donate $10,000 to the family of Maryville, Tennessee, police officer Kenny Moats. Adkins is scheduled to perform at the Creek on Sept. 2 and WVLT reported that $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the local Fraternal Order of Police in honor of Moats, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call last Thursday.

Both Adkins and the Back Porch owners reportedly felt they needed to do more after hearing about Moats killing, so they decided on the $10,000 donation to the late officer's wife and three children. Law enforcement members can present their badges for free admission to the show. 

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In other news, Adkins will return to theaters in November when he stars in Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story, playing the role of Nathaniel Reed, a reformed outlaw who returns to his gunslinging ways after an old nemesis returns looking for vengeance, according to The Boot. Watch the trailer below.