Trace Adkins returns to Beaver Creek for tribute to USA
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What: Trace Adkins performs A Salute to our Nation’s Heroes Concert.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.
When: Monday, July 24, 8 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $95; a Meet & Greet package is available.
More information: Visit www.vilarpac.org.
BEAVER CREEK — Grammy nominee Trace Adkins returns to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Monday at 8 p.m. for A Salute to Our Nation’s Heroes Concert in support of the Vail Vets Program (suggested donation $15).
Tickets start at $95 and are available at the VPAC box office, by calling 970-845-8497 or by visiting http://www.vilarpac.org. A Meet & Greet VIP Package is available for $248 and includes preferred seating, an exclusive meet and greet and question-and-answer session with Trace Adkins, as well as a number of commemorative items and merchandise. The Vilar Center is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village.
In the 15 years since his platinum debut, Trace Adkins has released ten studio albums, three greatest hits packages and 30 chart singles. He has racked up four Grammy nominations, five ACM and CMT awards. Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins)” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few.
Rise to Fame
The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.
In his 2007 autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has played a tough as nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). He also developed and hosted the Great American Country’s “Great American Heroes,” a series which honors every-day heroes across the country.
Adkin’s constant creative diversity has fueled his latest music, the much-anticipated forthcoming and aptly titled Something’s Going On – his 12th studio album. Something’s Going On, which was released in March, marks Adkins’ first album release on his new label, BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records. The first single off of the new record, “Watered Down” means a great deal to Adkins.
“When I first heard ‘Watered Down’ I felt an immediate connection with what I wanted to say. A man comes to a point in his life where he begins to reflect on his past and what he’s learned and that’s what fueled this song,” shares Adkins. “If you’ve led the kind of life I’ve led, at some point you have to temper your vices.”
It’s been four years since Adkins’ last studio album, “Love Will” released in 2013, which debuted in the top ten on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, and fans have eagerly awaited this follow up ever since. Some of Nashville, Tennessee’s favorite and most respected songwriters contributed to the range and inspiration of Something’s Going On, boasting credits such as Tyler Farr, Craig Campbell and Shane McAnally to name a few.