Trace Adkins to join Stampede

By The Mercury

Trace Adkins fans will like this news a lot more than Lady Antebellum fans will.

Officials at Country Stampede confirmed Thursday that Adkins will replace Lady Antebellum as headliner for the Saturday night show at Country Stampede June 29.

They said Lady Antebellum was forced to cancel its previously announced appearance due to the pregnancy of Hillary Scott, the group’s female member, who expects to be delivering at about that time.

“We are proud to bring one of country music’s most accomplished performers to Manhattan,” said president and general manager Wayne Rouse.

Adkins’ baritone has shot him to the top of the charts on several occasions, racking up over 10 million in album sales, earning multi-platinum status, and charting more than 20 times, including several number one hits.

He has also become a successful author, actor, and TV personality. He authored his autobiography A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck.

He has served as co-host of the American Country Awards, and was a finalist Celebrity Apprentice.

His thirteenth studio album is set to be released in spring of 2013.

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