Trace Adkins, an American-born country singer, and actor came to fame with the release of his debut album Dreamin' Out Loud in 1996. The 4-times Grammy Award nominee has released 12 studio albums till date, with Billboard hit singles like (This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing (1997), Ladies Love Country Boys (2007) and You're Gonna Miss This (2008). Apart from musical career, Adkins also made a handy success in films: Deepwater Horizon (2016) and I Can Only Imagine (2018).
Early Life & Education
Trace Adkins was born as Tracy Darrell Adkins on January 13, 1962, in Sarepta, Louisiana, the USA to Aaron Doyle Adkins (1942-2014) and Peggy. His father was a mill worker in Springhill and worked 47 years at International Paper Container Division.
Adkins was introduced to music at a young age. His father taught him to play guitar. For a fact, Trace hails from a musical family background as his paternal grandfather Rayford D. Adkins (1921-1987) was a musician; his grandmother's name was Mavis Giles, later Mavis Tilley (1923-1999).
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The American singer is one of the 3 children, brothers Clay, and Scott Devin ( Scott died in an accident in 1993 at the age of 21).
He holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
Trace Adkins attended Sarepta High School and later enrolled at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston but dropped out. Then, he began to work in an oil rig and pharmacy before landing to the music career.
After leaving college, Trace Adkins began to play in honky-tonk bars, until he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and met his future wife Rhonda Forlaw, an executive at Arista Records Nashville. Following this, Adkins released his debut album Dreamin' Out Loud in 1996 with Capitol Records, earning him fame and opportunities.
With Capitol Records, the singer released 7 studio albums: Big Time (1997), More... (1999), Big Time (2001), Comin' On Strong (2003), Songs About Me (2005), Dangerous Man (2006) and X (2008). For a fact, the album Songs About Me is his highest-selling to date with over 2 million copies and certified 2-times Multi-Platinum.
Adkins later signed with Broken Bow Records, under the Wheelhouse Records in January 2010, and released albums: Cowboy's Back in Town (2010), Proud to Be Here (2011), Love Will... (2013) and Something's Going On (2017).
Till date, the singer has released 34 singles among which many singles including (This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing, Ladies Love Country Boys, and You're Gonna Miss This charted on the Billboard country charts.
Film & TV Career
Trace Adkins has also earned acclaims for his acting and has 31 acting credits. The American actor cum singer has appeared in films like The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Deepwater Horizon (2016) and I Can Only Imagine (2018).
Well, he became the first ever to win $670,072 in the first task of the show Celebrity Apprentice record and to raise $1,524,072 charity for the American Red Cross.
Net Worth & Earnings
Professionally active for nearly 32 years, Trace Adkins indeed is showered with million dollars fortune and has a jaw-dropping net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Adkins owns the net worth of $19 million as of June 2019.
The main source of his income is his career as a singer and actor. But also, the singer's endorsement deals aid additional revenue in his worth. Well, back in 2009, Trace signed a 2-year deal with BC Headache Powder and inked a deal with United Talent Agency (UTA) in 2017.
Moreover, in 2012, Trace Adkins became a spokesperson for truck stop chain Pilot Flying J. As reported, in August 2017, he received $200,000 as a spokesperson of the Wounded Warriors Project.
In addition to that, Adkins is also on YouTube and has a self-titled channel with over 221K subscribers. His Instagram and Twitter followers count 411K and 396K respectively. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, Trace Adkins' Instagram earns him $1,224 - $2,040 per sponsored post.
Currently, the singer cum actor lives in his million dollars' worth house in Nashville, Tennessee. Back in 2011, Trace's Tennesse house was destroyed by fire.
Check Out Adkins' earnings from album sales:
|Dreamin' Out Loud (1996)||1 million||$1.3 million|
|Big Time (1997)||Approx. 1 million||$1.3 million|
|Compilation album Greatest Hits Collection (July 2003)||Approx. 1 million||$1.3 million|
|Comin' On Strong (2003)||1 million||$1.3 million|
|Songs About Me (2005)||2 million||$2.6 million|
|Dangerous Man (2006)||500,000||$650,000|
|compilation album American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II (2007)||1 million||$1.3 million|
|Cowboy's Back in Town (2010)||201,713||$262,230|
|Something's Going On (2017)||38,500||$50,050|
Movie Box Office Collection:
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) as Eddie Vogel- $87.1 million
- Deepwater Horizon (2016) as Massive Man- $121.8 million
- I Can Only Imagine (2018) as Brickell- $85.6 million
For a fact, in August 2017, the reported value of Trace Adkins' bank account was $245 million. His website traceadkins.com was valued at $39,400 in November 2018.
Personal Life: Wife & Children
The American country singer Trace has been married 3 times in his life and is the father of 5 daughters from his marriages.
Trace Adkins was married to Barbara Lewis and welcomed 2 daughters: Tarah (born in 1983) and Sarah (1985). However, the details regarding their marriage are not out.
Then on February 3, 1991, he married Julie Lauren Curtis but divorced in 1994 without sharing any children.
Later, on May 11, 1997, Trace exchanged vows with Rhonda Adkins. The duo welcomed 3 daughters: Mackenzie Adkins (born in 1998), Brianna Adkins (2001) and Trinity Adkins (2004).
However, after 7 years of marriage, the duo filed for divorce in March 2014, citing irreconcilable differences. But in June 2015, Rhonda dismissed the divorce petition and remain still married.
Meanwhile, a further update on his relationship condition with Rhonda is not out.
Second Wife (Now Ex) Shot Him: Nearly Died
As reported, Trace and his second wife Julie's relationship was in a vulnerable state due to the singer's drinking habit. It resulted in domestic violence in 1994, during which Julie shot Adkins with 38mm revolver in self-defense.
The bullet went right through both the lungs and the lower chambers of his heart, however, he survived. For a fact, Trace Adkins didn't file any charges on Julie.
Age, Height & Body Measurement:
Age: As of June 2019, Trace Adkins' age is 57.
Height: Adkins has got a pretty attractive height and stands 6 ft. 6 inches (198 cm) tall.
Body Stats: The American singer has a slim body and attractive personality.
Eye Color: His eye color is blue.
Hair Color: Trace has a distinctive blonde hair.
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