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Adkins finds a new home

Monday, March 9, 2020 – Trace Adkins has a new home Verge Records, with a single coming out on March 20.

Adkins' first release on his new label home, "Better Off," written by Hillary Lindsey, Corey Crowder and Liz Rose, will be available on all platforms March 20. Adkins most recently was on Wheelhouse, part of the Broken Bow group for whom he released "Something's Going On" in 2017.

"Trace is a country music icon. We are beyond elated to be teaming up with him on this next chapter of his career. I've had the privilege of working on all but two of Trace's records since 2005, so I don't take this partnership lightly. We have something to prove, and we're going to prove it," said Mickey Jack Cones, President and COO of Verge Records.

"I am excited about my merge with Verge. My desire to create and release new music is as strong now as when I first started," Adkins said. "Mickey Jack and I have collaborated on several projects, and I look forward to several more."

Verge Records has an exclusive partnership with distribution and label services company ONErpm to utilize its global presence to leverage opportunities for the Verge roster.

Ken Madson, Nashville GM of ONErpm, said, "Trace has an undeniably distinctive voice and career. We are proud to be working with him and are thrilled to join his fantastic team."

Adkins' new tour, The Way I Wanna Go Tour 2020, kicks off April 15 in Lancaster, Pa.

Headquartered in Nashville, Verge is the sister company and record label arm of global distribution and label services company ONErpm, which has offices in 14 countries. Founded in 2006, Verge was relaunched in 2019. Originally started as a social enterprise to sign artists from impoverished areas and reinvest profits in the artists' communities, a portion of proceeds from Verge musical royalties will continue to be donated each year to support charitable causes related to music programming and education.

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Something's Going On CD review - Something's Going On
Trace Adkins' wonderful low singing voice can be a little deceptive because he could easily sing utter crap and still somehow sound great. It's why the critical ear must pay close attention to specifically what he's saying in his songs whenever evaluating his work. Adkins doesn't write his own songs, so he's entirely dependent upon stellar writers. Thankfully, "Something's Going On" is a better than average collection of songs, especially good for Adkins, as »»»
Live Country DVD CD review - Live Country DVD
"Live Country" is a concert film featuring Trace Adkins performing his biggest hits at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. Anticipation was high for this one because Adkins, along with Josh Turner, is one of our very best low-voiced singers. Perhaps poor audio quality is to blame, but Adkins' singing isn't nearly as powerful in this live setting as it is on CD. From the cheesy stage props to the casually dressed backing singers (one even has a headband that leaves her looking »»»
The King's Gift CD review - The King's Gift
Trace Adkins, with that wonderfully deep voice of his, is always a pleasure. He's like an actor (well he has acted actually) that never gives a bad performance, even in a poor movie. When it comes to evaluating Adkins' albums, it's all about the music he surrounds himself with and the songs he's given to sing. And with "The King's Gift," Adkins is placed in a nearly can't miss situation; he's singing mostly familiar Christmas carols, with a mainly »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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