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Trace Adkins To Tour With 'Songs & Stories'

NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – Trace Adkins has added Ryman Auditorium to the list of theaters he will visit on his recently announced Songs & Stories Tour.

On May 18, Trace will host a “homecoming” of sorts at the historic venue, as he plays in Nashville, the city he’s called home for the past twenty years.

Though Adkins has performed at Ryman stage during Grand Ole Opry performances and special events in the past, this upcoming date will be the first time Adkins has performed a full-band performance at the venue.

As with all the shows on the Songs & Stories Tour, intimate performances will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins’ working-man roots and rich musical heritage.

Inspiration for the Songs & Stories Tour came as Trace released his 10th studio album, Proud To Be Here, last summer with a CMT Invitation Only special. The special featured new hits “Just Fishin’” and “Million Dollar View,” a Q&A session and the most-loved songs from Adkins’ twenty year career. The taping was so fun for Trace and his guests that he began laying plans for a tour.

“The point of this Tour is to get together and share meaningful songs, stories and some laughs ‘around the campfire’ – it’s the Country music tradition. The Ryman Auditorium also plays a very important role in the tradition of this genre, so it’s fitting that we would play this stage on this particular tour.”

Songs & Stories Tour Dates (More To Be Announced):
March 8 – Des Moines IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
March 9 – Kansas City MO – The Midland by AMC
March 10 – Peoria IL – Civic Theater
March 15 – Milwaukee WI – Riverside Theater
March 16 – Rochester MN – Mayo Civic Theater
March 17 – Grand Forks ND – Chester Fritz Auditorium
March 22 – Birmingham AL – Alabama Theatre
April 12 – Ashland KY – Paramount Arts Center
April 14 – Toledo OH – Stranahan Theater
April 18 – Louisville KY – The Palace Theater
April 19 – Spartanburg SC – Memorial Hall
April 20 – Charlotte NC – Ovens Auditorium
April 25 – Denver CO – Paramount Theater
April 27 – Salina KS – Stiefel Theater
April 28 – Tulsa OK – Brady Theater
May 3 – Charleston SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
May 4 – Savannah GA – Mercer Theater
May 10 – Davenport IA – Adler Theatre
May 11 – South Bend IN – Morris PAC
May 12 – Memphis TN – Orpheum Theatre
May 17 – Atlanta GA – Cobb Theater
May 18 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon