Contact Us

Trace Adkins Accidentally Recorded an Album of Love Songs

Trace Adkins
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

‘Love Will …’ is the new collection of love songs from Trace Adkins. It’s a project that makes complete sense, as few men in country music can match the singer’s romantic baritone. Adkins says he didn’t intend to make the project he ended up with, however.

The album was finished last August, but the singer decided to push back the release, as he’d just signed on to be a part of ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.’ Over the next eight months, Adkins tells Taste of Country he kept cutting songs, eventually realizing he had 18 total — 11 of which were love songs.

Critics have mostly praised the project, especially the vintage sound of many of the ballads. That wasn’t intentional either, he explains, but he appreciated that others were hearing it. It was just the end result of working with producers who grew up listening to late ’70s and ’80s country music, plus the rock and roll of the period.

The singer has been married to his wife Rhonda for 15 years, but insist the power of his voice hasn’t been lost. “Yeah,” he says with a one-punch chuckle. “I can still sing to her.”

Like so much of what Adkins says and sings, the real message is in between the words. Female fans who argue Adkins should top lists of the sexiest country voices can rest easy knowing that Mrs. Adkins fully agrees.

Looking for Adkins to bring his full catalog to the Taste of Country Music Festival in June. He’s playing the middle day of the three-day camping and music fest, which runs June 13-15, and said he’s pretty excited about the lineup surrounding him. Justin Moore and Montgomery Gentry precede him. Lady Antebellum and Willie Nelson are among the other acts scheduled for the weekend in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Buy tickets here.

Next: See Trace Adkins With His Kids

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Cat Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Cat Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.