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It’s clear that Trace Adkins‘ love for his country runs as deep as his baritone voice. The “Arlington” signer has always been a strong supporter of our nation’s troops and has gone above and beyond for our servicemen and women.
Over the course of his career, Adkins has been on multiple USO tours overseas, where he performs for troops stationed there. He’s also partnered with the Wounded Warriors Project, and volunteered his time to serve as a spokesperson in three commercials for the organization.
Due to all of his support for our troops, Adkins was awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award, which is given to one person each year “who has made an outstanding contribution toward increasing public awareness of our national defense needs.”
In early June, Adkins traveled to Kuwait for a series of even more USO concert dates at various bases there. U.S. Army Central reported on his visit to Camp Arifjan, and Adkins sat down to talk about why these types of performances matter so much to him.
“For me personally, it’s just an opportunity to say thank you, that I support what you guys are doing” he said. “It’s just as simple as that. I hope just for a minute that folks can just smile and have a good time. Maybe we give them a little taste of home.“
Adkins also performed to a packed house at Camp Buehring, where he sang some of his classic hits such as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” You can watch his performance in the clip below.
While Adkins has been overseas performing for our troops, his single “Jesus and Jones” has been heating up country airwaves. The song is one that has resonated with a lot of listeners, as it details the intense inner conflict a person faces between the “Jesus” and “Jones” sides of their lives. It broke into the Top 50 on the Billboard country charts, and once you watch its music video below, you’ll understand why!