It was kind of a surprise when Blake Shelton announced that TRACE ADKINS would be one of the openers on his “Country Music Freaks” tour. Trace is a huge star and he doesn’t need to open for anyone.
At the same time, I think we all suspected it was more about friendship than who gets top billing. That’s exactly what Trace told “Rare Country“.
“Blake just called one day and asked what I was doing early next year, and I said that I didn’t have a plan. He asked if I could come out for a few shows, and I said, ‘Well, okay’ and that’s the extent of our business conversations.
“We’re just cut from the same cloth. We both are from small towns and rural areas and would love to be in a hunting lodge rather than a four-star hotel. We just have always hit it off. It’s always been that way.”