Trace Adkins Releases New Track “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” + Holiday Campaign with Shriners Hospitals for Children

For country hitmaker and Grand Ole Opry member Trace Adkins, the holidays are more than just presents under the tree. Known for his humanitarian efforts through Wounded Warrior Project and American Red Cross, Adkins recently partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children…

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Posted on November 20, 2018

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For country hitmaker and Grand Ole Opry member Trace Adkins, the holidays are more than just presents under the tree. Known for his humanitarian efforts through Wounded Warrior Project and American Red Cross, Adkins recently partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children for a special holiday campaign featuring a new rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” featuring background vocals and an appearance by Exile, available exclusively online via music video this holiday season.
 
“It is my distinct honor to be part of Shriner’s Hospital for Children’s holiday campaign,” reflects Adkins. “Children are truly the purest and most innocent among us and don’t deserve any of the pain they have to endure. My sincere hope is that – as a father who has been blessed with five healthy daughters – I can play a small part in helping not only the children but the families of the children as well.”
 
“Shriners Hospitals for Children is proud to partner with country star and humanitarian Trace Adkins this holiday season,” said Mel Bower, chief communications and marketing officer for Shriners Hospitals for Children. “The compassionate values Adkins represents align perfectly with our health care system’s mission to make the world a better place by providing hope and healing to children, and we are so honored to collaborate with him on this very special project. We hope everyone enjoys this music video, which features some of our incredible Shriners Hospitals’ patients, as much as we do.”  
 
The new music video joins Adkins previously released studio album, The King’s Gift, which features a compilation of Christmas standards, Celtic classics and few of the Grand Ole Opry member’s favorite things.
 
The GRAMMY-award winning country hitmaker plans to entertain fans throughout the holiday season at Gaylord Opryland’s dinner show: “A Trace Adkins Christmas featuring songs from The King’s Gift.” The celebration kicked off last weekend on November 9 with the annual tree lighting at Gaylord Opryland and Adkins’ performance dates will run through December 25, 2018. Tickets and more information can be found here.
 
A multi-faceted performer, Adkins has seen success in the recording studio as well as on the silver screen. The Louisiana native released his 12th studio album Something’s Going On with BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records last March featuring songs “Watered Down” and “Still a Soldier,” which pays tribute to veterans and again highlights the compassion and dedication the artist has for our servicemen and women. The country music icon recently starred in the box office smash “I Can Only Imagine,” which was the third biggest-selling movie in America on its opening weekend, and has appeared in films such as “Lincoln Lawyer,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “Moms’ Night Out.”
 
Fans can see Adkins perform on NBC’s TODAY on December 18 and on the road in 2019 with Blake Shelton on his Friends & Heroes 2019 Tour.
 
“FRIENDS & HEROES 2019 TOUR” DATES
Thursday, Feb. 14 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Friday, Feb. 15 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Saturday, Feb. 16 – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Friday, Feb. 22 – KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Saturday, Feb. 23 – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, Feb. 28 – Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL
Friday, Mar. 1– KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
Saturday, Mar. 2 – Ford Center, Evansville, IN
Thursday, Mar. 7 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,Jacksonville, FL
Friday, Mar. 8– Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Saturday, Mar. 9 — BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
Thursday, Mar. 14 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
Friday, Mar. 15 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Saturday, Mar. 16 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
Thursday, Mar. 21 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Friday, Mar. 22 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Saturday, Mar. 23 – Times Union Center, Albany, NY
 
For tour dates and more information, visit traceadkins.com.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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