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Adkins kicks off Xmas tour Friday

Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Trace Adkins will kick off The Christmas Show 2014 on Friday at West Point in Highland Falls, N.Y., continuing through Dec. 21 in Clearwater, Fla.

Adkins is continuing the tradition he started last year - giving reverent, family-friendly shows that feature humorous and historical narration as well as, Celtic carols that he performs with his 12-piece "Sarepta Symphony." Scottish singer, Alyth McCormack will join Trace at each stop.

Yesterday, on HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade, Adkins said, "It's old, traditional carols and we put the Celtic treatment to them - bagpipes, violins and everything. Musically, it's the most beautiful thing I've ever had the chance to be a part of."

Adkins recently released "The Christmas Show" DVD. It features performances from McCormack, Andrea Zonn and Lily Costner, behind the scenes interviews with Adkins, and was filmed during last year's tour stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Fla.
Nov. 14 West Point, NY US Military Academy - Eisenhower Hall Theatre
Nov. 15 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Nov. 16 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
Nov. 18 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
Nov. 19 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Nov. 20 Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House
Nov. 21 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
Nov. 22 Baltimore, MD The Modell LYRIC
Nov. 23 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom
Nov. 28 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
Nov. 29 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Nov. 30 Dearborn, MI Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
Dec. 4 Stafford, TX Stafford Centre
Dec. 5 Greenville, TX Municipal Auditorium
Dec. 6 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre
Dec. 7 Davenport, IA Adler Theater
Dec. 10 Fayetteville, NC Crown Theatre
Dec. 11-12 Nashville, TN Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Dec. 13 Cherokee, NC Harrah's Cherokee - Event Center
Dec. 16 Memphis, TN The Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 17 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
Dec. 18 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
Dec. 19 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
Dec. 20 Ft. Pierce, FL Sunrise Theater
Dec. 21 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

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The King's Gift CD review - The King's Gift
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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