Thursday, October 25, 2007
– Forget about a new studio album for Trace Adkins as planned. Instead, he's going to release his second greatest hits package in December.
Adkins was slated to release "Game On" Dec. 4, which had been confirmed by his publicist earlier this week, but that has changed "because of a special career opportunity."
Instead, due out the same day is "American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II," which was in the works for release later next year. The CD will feature three new songs, including his current single "I Got My Game On."
"We were already under some extremely tight deadlines as it was to make the street week," said Adkins. "I just was not able to get it all done because, to be honest, a pressing career opportunity came my way that I really wanted to take advantage of. As a result, I simply ran out of time. "
He did not specify the opportunity. A label spokeswoman said, "Unfortunately, we can't comment on this career opportunity just yet...we promise to let everyone know as soon as we can."
Songs on the greatest hits CD are:
Ladies Love Country Boys
I Got My Game On (new song)
You're Gonna Miss This (new song)
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
Rough & Ready
Songs About Me
I Wanna Feel Something
American Man (new song)
I Came Here To Live
Adkins will soon be releasing his first self-authored book, "A Personal Stand: Observations & Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck" on Nov. 13.