Trace Adkins bringing tour to Hattiesburg

By STAFF REPORTS,

Country music legend Trace Adkins is bringing his 2019 “Don’t Stop Tour”  Sept. 20 for a performance at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center.

Country duo, High Valley, and singer/songwriter, Laine Hardy, will open the concert.

A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country-music industry, with 11 million albums sold, time-honored hit singles, GRAMMY nominations, CMT and ACM awards, to name a few. But ask Adkins what’s left to prove in his career and the small-town Louisiana native says it’s simple: the itch remains.

To create. To collaborate. To continually feel the excitement that comes after whipping up a new song out of thin air and laying it down to tape.

“It’s an adrenaline rush and I love it,” says Adkins, who is back in the studio working on a new project.

With one million followers on Spotify and over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million spins per month), the longstanding country icon has yet to lose any of his trademark passion and killer instinct for his craft.

The 57-year-old is as fired up as ever to be back on the road this year, taking his music to the fans once again.

“I get a kick out of it. I still enjoy the camaraderie, the band of brothers, your crew and your band. I’m an old jock. I like team sports,” he says of a continued passion for touring.

Ask Adkins where he goes from here and he’ll say it’s quite simple: keep doing what he knows and loves.

Performing. Creating. Inspiring.

He adores it. And, he adds, he knows so many of his lifelong fans, and new ones to boot, do too.

“I’m gonna go out there and find those people,” he says with a laugh of the coming months. “I’m gonna bring a band and turn it up real loud! And we’re gonna have a good time!”

Tickets go on sale at 10:00am this Friday, Aug. 23, at ardenland.net and will range from $35.50 to $75.50.

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