Trace Adkins

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Singer • Actor

Birth Date: January 13, 1962

Age: 62 years old

Birth Place: Springhill, Louisiana

With a burly but expressive vocal style, Trace Adkins emerged in the mid '90s to become one of Nashville's biggest names, and he maintained his status as a country hitmaker for decades to come. Born in Sarepta, Louisiana on January 13, 1962 and raised in nearby Springhill, Adkins sang in a gospel group in high school and played football in college. After leaving school he started working as a country singer, eventually relocating to Nashville. He eventually landed a record deal with Capitol Nashville, and he became a success straight out of the gate with his 1996 debut album, Dreamin' Out Loud. The record went to No. 6 on the country charts and gave Adkins four big hit singles, including the No. 1 country tune "(This Ain't No) Thinkin' Thing." Earning Platinum status, the album set the stage for Adkins' long string of huge-selling LP's and singles. In 2001 Adkins' momentum was temporarily slowed, first by an injury from a tractor mishap and then from a DUI arrest, which resulted in him entering rehab for alcoholism. But not only was 2001's Chrome his highest-charting record so far, its 2003 follow-up, Comin' on Strong, fared even better. In 2005 Adkins entered a whole new level of celebrity when his single "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" crossed over to the pop Top 40, going double Platinum in the process. In 2007 Adkins published his autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck. Adkins left Capitol Nashville for Toby Keith's Show Dog label in 2010, and his first album for the label, Cowboy's Back in Town hit the top of the country charts. He had a strong three-album run at Show Dog before switching to Broken Bow's Wheelhouse imprint for 2017's Something's Going On, a No. 5 country album.

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New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

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2023

Christmas at the Opry

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2023

National Memorial Day Concert 2023

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2023

Among Wolves

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2023

Academy of Country Music Honors

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2022

MonarchStream

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2022
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Monarch: Extras

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Desperate Riders

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Thorn
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2022

Maneater

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2022

Maneater

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2022

All American New Year

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2021

Behind the MusicStream

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2021

Country Storyteller

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Thankful4Country

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2021

13 MinutesStream

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2021
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Apache Junction

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2021

Old HenryStream

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2021
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CMA Best of Fest

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2020

A Capitol Fourth

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National Memorial Day Concert

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Opry

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Opry

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Opry

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ACM Males

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Country Storyteller

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2020

Trace Adkins: Mind on Fishin'

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2020

Ultimate Cowboy ShowdownStream

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2019

GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke

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2019

Straight Up Steve AustinStream

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

10 yrs of Country

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2019

Made in Louisiana

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2019

4th of July

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2019

Country Dance Favs

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2019

Brothers in Country

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2019

Blake Shelton Feat. Trace Adkins: Hell Right

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2019

Hot Tamales

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2019

The Outsider

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Marshal Walker
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2019

Adventures of Dally & Spanky

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Robert
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2019

Bennett's War

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2019

Badland

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2019

Real Country

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2018

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

2018 National Memorial Day Parade

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2018

Guitar Legends for Heroes

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2018

Judges & Advisers

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2018

Memorial Day

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2018

4th of July

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2018

Country Classics

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2018

I Can Only Imagine

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Brickell
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2018

Wild Faith

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2018

America Salutes You and Wall Street Rocks Present: Guitar Legends for Heroes

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2017

Megyn Kelly Today

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2017

A Capitol Fourth

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2017

Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live

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2017

Trace Adkins: Jesus and Jones

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2017

Trace Adkins: Watered Down

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2017

Trace Adkins: If Only You Were Lonely

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2017

Trace Adkins: Still a Soldier

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2017

HickokStream

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2017
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Nashville Insider

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2016

Today's Take

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2016

Today's Take

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2016

National Memorial Day Concert

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2016

Celebrity PageStream

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2016

Traded

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Ty Stover
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2016

Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story

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Nathaniel Reed
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2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More for the Fans

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2015

Trace Adkins: Live Country!

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2014

The Night ShiftStream

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Colonel Elwood 'Smalls' Green
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2014

The National Memorial Day Parade

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2014

The National Memorial Day Parade

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2014

The National Memorial Day Parade

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The National Memorial Day Parade

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2014

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The National Memorial Day Parade

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2014

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

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2014

Moms' Night Out

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Bones
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2014

American Country Awards

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2013

CMA Country Christmas

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2013

Civil War 360

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2013

Butterfly Kisses

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2013

The Queen Latifah Show

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2013

The Queen Latifah Show

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2013

The National Memorial Day Parade

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2013

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

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2013

Trace Adkins

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2013

Hot 20 Countdown

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2013

The Virginian

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The Virginian
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2013

A Country Christmas

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Sheriff Arrington
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2013

American Country Awards

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2012

American Country Awards

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2012

Christmas in Rockefeller Center

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2012

ACA Preview

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2012

Home & Family

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

Great American Heroes

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2012

National Memorial Day Concert (2012)

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2012

Noteworthy at the Opry

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

Trace Adkins Feat. T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon: Working On A Building

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2012

Wyatt Earp's Revenge

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Milflin Kenedy
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2012

Hit Exchange

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2011

American Country Awards

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2011

CMA Music Fest 2011

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2011

You Don't Know Dixie

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2011

Real Time With Bill Maher Overtime

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2011

The VoiceStream

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The Definitive Earnhardt

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Blake Shelton Feat. Trace Adkins: Hillbilly Bone

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Trace Adkins: Just Fishin'

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2011

The Lincoln LawyerStream

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Eddie Vogel
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2011
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Top 50 Videos of 2010

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American Country Awards

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2010

The Talk

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The Talk

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock

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2010

The 2010 Miss USA Pageant

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2010

The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

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2010

Trace Adkins: This Ain't No Love Song

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2010

Trace Adkins: Brown Chicken Brown Cow

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2010

Lifted

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2010

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2009

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock

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2009

The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

Trace Adkins: Marry for Money

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2009

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards

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2008

The Bonnie Hunt Show

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2008

The Doctors

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

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2008

How Great Thou Art

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2008

The Celebrity Apprentice

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2008

Trace Adkins: All I Ask For Anymore

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2008

Trailer Park of Terror

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2008

An American Carol

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2008

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

Chelsea Lately

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2007

The Better Show

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2007

The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

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2007

Trace Adkins: You're Gonna Miss This

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2007

Trace Adkins: Songs About Me

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Trace Adkins Feat. Rodney Atkins: I Got My Game On

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2007

Talkshow With Spike Feresten

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2006

Ace of CakesStream

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2006

Trace Adkins: Arlington

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2006

Trace Adkins: Ladies Love Country Boys

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2006

Trace Adkins: Swing

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Trace Adkins: I Wanna Feel Something

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My Name Is EarlStream

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2005
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100 Greatest Duets

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2005

National Memorial Day Concert

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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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2005

Trace Adkins: (This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing

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2005

Trace Adkins: Chrome

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2005

Trace Adkins: Every Light in the House

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2005

Trace Adkins: Honky Tonk Badonkadonk

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2005

Trace Adkins: Hot Mama

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2005

Trace Adkins: I'm Tryin'

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2005

Trace Adkins: Rough & Ready

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2005

Trace Adkins: Then They Do

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2005

Extreme Makeover: Home EditionStream

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Nashville Star

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2003

Real Time With Bill MaherStream

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

CMT CrossroadsStream

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2001

Yes, Dear

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2000

King of the HillStream

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Big John
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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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Entertainment Tonight

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Good Morning America

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The Young and the RestlessStream

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Great PerformancesStream

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Today

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