Grand Ole Opry Member Spotlight: Trace Adkins
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Unarguably the Grand Ole Opry's tallest member, Trace Adkins became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry and can frequently be found on its stage singing his long string of hits.
At 6'6" tall, the Louisiana-born artist maintains a commanding stage presence as he delivers his own style of country that often bridges the gap between genres - although they still always remain his "Songs About Me."
Background and Early Career
- Born on January 13, 1962, Trace learned to play guitar early on and continued to play throughout his young adult hood as he worked the honky tonk scene before his career took off.
- Before his country music career began to flourish, Trace worked as an oil driller and had aspirations to become a professional football player. He moved to Nashville in the early 1990s, and was signed to Capitol Records for his 1996 debut album, Dreaming Out Loud.
Grand Ole Opry Induction
- When it came time for his induction into the Grand Ole Opry, the Opry's shortest member - 4'11" Little Jimmy Dickens - took the honor of officially welcoming Trace to the Grand Ole Opry family as he stood on a step-ladder to look the new member in the eye.
Trace Adkins at the Opry
- Like all Grand Ole Opry members, Trace makes frequent appearances on the coveted stage. Want to know when you can see this baritone giant at the Grand Ole Opry House? Visit the VME Grand Ole Opry Blog for a schedule of upcoming performances.
Notable Hits You Might Hear at the Grand Ole Opry
- "(This Ain't) No Thinking' Thing"
- "Every Light In The House Is On"
- "Then They Do"
- "Songs About Me"
- "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
- "I Left Something Turned On At Home"
- "Hot Mama"
- "I'm Tryin'"
- "Rough & Ready"
- Fans of Trace Adkins will no doubt enjoy the Homes of the Stars Tour of Nashville as the bus makes a trip past Trace's Nashville area home.
- In fact, Trace has been known to be working in the yard when the bus makes its way past his house, flag down the driver, and take a few moments to board the Homes of the Stars Tour bus to visit with fans.
- See the complete list of current Grand Ole Opry members!