Trace Adkins released his autobiography in 2007. It’s appropriately titled “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck.” It’s appropriate since Trace Adkins is a roughneck. As a teenager, he survived a serious automobile accident in which his nose was almost torn off. He made it through a really bad knee injury while playing football at Louisiana Tech. And he survived being shot by his ex-wife. The bullet went through his heart and both of his lungs. Truly, Adkins is one tough roughneck.
As of 2013, the husky singer from Springhill, Louisiana has released nine studio albums and 31 singles. All of his albums have peaked inside the top ten and 13 of his singles went to number one. Needless to say, millions of Trace Adkins tickets have been collected all over the nation. As well as being a country music icon, Adkins is also an actor. He’s appeared in several films including The Lincoln Lawyer, Lifted, and The Virginian. As for television, he’s lent his voice to King of the Hill and has appeared on Hollywood Squares, My Name Is Earl, and Celebrity Apprentice.