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 Country Entertainers Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle to Perform at SRU 

 

SPOTLIGHT

4/20/05

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

COUNTRY ENTERTAINERS TRACE ADKINS, CHRIS CAGLE TO PERFORM AT SRU

    SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  SRU’s University Program Board will bring country entertainers Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle and The Poverty Neck Hillbillies to campus for a special major concert at 7:30 p.m. April 25.

          The concert is set for the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center with tickets, $15 for SRU students, $25 for the general public, available at the University Union Welcome Desk and via credit card at 724-738-2104 (all credit card tickets are $25).

          The event will offer standing room only. Those needing special accommodations should call 724-738-2723.

           Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins was born Jan. 13, 1962, in Springhill, La., and began performing with a gospel quartet while still attending high school in the nearby town of Sarepta. He continued to sing gospel throughout his years at Louisiana Tech University, where he studied petroleum technology. After working on an oil rig for a few years after leaving school, he embarked on what he calls his "true musical education" -- playing one honky-tonk after another. While singing at Tillie's & Lucy's Pub in Nashville, Adkins was spotted by a Capitol Records executive and was signed to the label.

           His early singles steadily climbed the charts, and 1997's "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" became his first No. 1 hit. After enduring a label shake-up at Capitol in the late 1990s, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Adkins resurfaced with the Top 10 hits "More" in 2000, "I'm Tryin'" in 2001 and "Chrome" in 2003. He released his Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 in 2003, a few months before being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He also completed “Comin' On Strong.”

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