Country icon Trace Adkins is among an impressive lineup of artists who will play the Ryman Auditorium March 21 to benefit Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. Others include Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, MercyMe, Jason Crabb and High Valley.
Adkins and Shelton are currently out on tour together on the Country Music Freaks Tour, and they memorably collaborated on the No. 1 hit “Hillbilly Bone.” Speaking of hit songs, Shelton recently claimed his 25th career No. 1 with “I’ll Name The Dogs,” which appears on his latest album, Texoma Shore.
Meanwhile, Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music star, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. Twenty-five of his hit songs have climbed the Billboard chart, including the four-week No. 1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” Prior to his successful career in country music, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves and has since made 14 overseas trips to perform for our servicemen and women.
Rounding out the latest lineup announcement is five-time Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling band MercyMe. In addition to winning multiple American Music Awards and Dove Awards, the contemporary Christian band made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” became the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. Almost There, the album containing the hit, recently received triple-platinum certification from the RIAA. MercyMe is currently on a nationwide tour and just unveiled I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best of MercyMe, coinciding with the soon-to-be-released film I Can Only Imagine, in which Adkins plays MercyMe’s real-life manager, Scott Brickell.
“Never have I been surrounded by more talent,” Adkins says. “I am thrilled, and honored to welcome these three talented artists to the lineup!”
Adkins released his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, with BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records last March and has seen major success with songs like “Watered Down” and “Still a Soldier,” which pays tribute to veterans and again highlights the compassion and dedication the artist has for our servicemen and women. Adkins, whose trademark baritone has powered countless hits such as “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Ladies Love Country Boys,” has sold over 10 million albums cumulatively.
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