On September 23rd, 2011 wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, accompanied by family and loved ones, were treated to a special concert event with Trace Adkins in Puyallup, WA. Prior to the start of the concert, everyone was able to participate in a special VIP Meet and Greet.
This evening was made possible by Operation Ward 57 and the Puyallup Fairs and Event Center who helped make this evening possible. Also special thank you to Trace Adkins and his crew for taking the time to meet our hero wounded warriors and their loved ones.
About Trace Adkins
Tracy Darrell “Trace” Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1996 with the album Dreamin’ Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”, “Ladies Love Country Boys”, and “You’re Gonna Miss This”, which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. “I Left Something Turned on at Home” went to #1 on Canada’s country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005′s Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies.
He has also made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a finalist on The Celebrity Apprentice, as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and in television commercial voice-overs for the KFC restaurant chain. In addition, Adkins has written an autobiography entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was released in late 2007.