Trace Adkins takes off New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 14, 2008
– Scratch any New Year's; Eve appearance for Trace Adkins. At first, Adkins was going to do two shows in one night in Nashville and Pikeville, Ky. with Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Nashville show got canceled last week due to poor ticket sales.
"With the cancellation of the Nashville New Year's Eve date, Trace Adkins has decided to take off the remaining days of 2008 to spend with his family," Adkins' web site said.
The Pikeville show will go on with Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special and Dirt Drifters.
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