13 January 1962, Sarepta, Louisiana, USA. Before entering the entertainment world and the Nashville music community, Trace Adkins was employed as an oil-rigger. What some critics have labelled his blue-collar authenticity was first conveyed to audiences on the honky-tonk circuit on his evenings off work. This eventually led him to Nashville and a meeting with Scott Hendricks of Capitol Records. Adkins became Hendricks first signing. Hendricks also served as co-producer of Adkins 1996 debut album, Dreamin Out Loud. This was promoted by the release of three successful singles - Every Light In The House, I Left Something Turned On At Home, and the number 1 hit (This Aint) No Thinkin Thing. By February 1997 the album had reached the Billboard Top 100, despite strong competition from an emerging new generation of Nashville singer-songwriters. Adkins profile was increased by singing the...
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