With his commanding presence, soul-stirring baritone and distinctive lyrics, Trace Adkins easily became one of country music's most dominant male singers. Since his 1996 debut album Dreamin' Out Loud, Adkins sold millions of copies of records and released a string of smash hits, including "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" (1996), "Days Like This" (2011), and the catchy "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" (2005), a classic example of his penchant for clever and humorous wordplay. In spite of personal setbacks that shadowed him all his life, including surviving a gunshot wound and a stint in rehab for a substance abuse problem, Adkins managed to stay grounded through his music. He even displayed his entrepreneurial spirit as a finalist on season seven of the hit reality competition series "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ), as well proving his acting chops in films like the crime drama "The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011). Throughout his long career, Adkins' ability to infuse emotional truth into his songs never wavered, and earned the talented singer much-deserved respect and acclaim from fans and critics in both country music and the television and film industry.