TRACE ADKINS TO PERFORM “I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” WITH EXILE ON NBC’S TODAY, TUESDAY, DEC. 18

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 8:30am

Though he stands at 6’6” and is known for his booming baritone, country hitmaker Trace Adkins has time and time again used his voice to aid those in need, especially around the holidays. This holiday season, Adkins partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children to ensure that the children being treated at Shriners Hospitals are able to go home with their families for Christmas. On Tuesday, December 18, the Grand Ole Opry member, along with JP Pennington, Les Taylor and Sonny LeMaire of Exile, will perform “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” on NBC’s TODAY with a few special guests from the hospital in the audience.
 
“I’m honored to bring a few patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children with me to experience the Rockefeller tree at the holidays,” shares Adkins. “My hope for this campaign is that we are able to play a small role in helping the children and families by creating an awareness for all the good things Shriners Hospitals does year-round."

The holiday campaign runs through December 25 and donations can be made at 
www.lovetotherescue.org or by calling 855-661-5683.

The GRAMMY-nominated country icon is currently headlining a 30-show residency at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee featuring songs from Adkins’ holiday album, The Kings GiftA Trace Adkins Christmas entertains fans with Christmas standards and Celtic classics.
 
For tour dates and more information, visit 
traceadkins.com and watch the official music video for Adkins’ “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with special guest Exile here.
 
ABOUT TRACE ADKINS
Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. The Louisiana native most recently released his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, on BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records. A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand Ole Opry member is also an author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service members across 12 USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, Adkins recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has also acted in multiple films and television shows, playing a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in “Deepwater Horizon” (starring Mark Wahlberg) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film “Moms' Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). His most recent role was that of MercyMe’s real-life manager, Brickell, in the box office smash I Can Only Imagine. The film was the third biggest selling movie on its opening weekend in America. In 2019, fans can see Adkins on tour with longtime pal Blake Shelton. For tour dates and more information, visit 
www.traceadkins.com or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.
 
ABOUT SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
 
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
For more information, please visit 
shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
 
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Media Contacts for Trace Adkins: 
Ebie McFarland | Dana Kyle
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC

ebie@ebmediapr.com | dana@ebmediapr.com
(615) 327-3259

Jay Jones
BBR Music Group

(615) 610-2096
jay@bbrmusicgroup.com 
 
Media Contact for Shriners Hospitals for Children:
Mel Bower
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
813-281-8643

mbower@shrinenet.org