To celebrate, the country music star will take part in a ten-day, three-country trip to the Middle East and Europe (For security reasons, country names and tour dates cannot be released at this time).
Adkins is scheduled to perform approximately five acoustic shows and four full band performances at nine bases in three countries over the span of just ten days. In celebration of the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th anniversary and its May partnership with the USO and MusiCorps as part of Cause for Applause – a nine month celebration highlighting countless important causes and charities – Adkins will also bring a treasured Grand Ole Opry tradition with him on his USO tour.
Adkins is far from a stranger in supporting troops and military families. He first volunteered with the USO in 2002 and became one of the first entertainers to travel to the Middle East. Over the past 13 years, Adkins has participated in nine USO tours and traveled to seven countries – visiting, entertaining and creating #USOMoments for more than 43,218 troops and military families. Among the countries he has visited with the USO are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait and the U.S.
Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques – selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. When he is not in the studio working on his new album, the 6’6" megastar can be seen shooting an episode of NBC’s “Night touring the globe or Shift,” or on location for his new film “Road Runner.”
"I can’t believe I’m about to go out on my tenth USO tour," said Trace. “It feels like just yesterday when I first went out. No matter how many times I go out, or which countries and bases I visit, it never gets old. As long as they are out there serving our nation and sacrificing their lives… I’ll continue to tour with the USO.”
The USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign invites Americans to join Trace Adkins in honoring, saluting and creating moments that matter for our nation’s troops and their families. The campaign, much like this tour, centers around the countless every day moments – from family dinners and date nights to children’s births and bedtime stories – that our troops and their families selflessly sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country. To learn more visit USOmoments.org.