Trace Adkins at the BOK Center tonight

Trace Adkins was most recently in the headlines for appearing in Dave Zucker’s conservative-themed comedy An American Carol, but don’t hold that against him. The Louisiana native has been active in the country scene for nearly two decades now, and has more than enough hits under his belt to put on a rocking show at the BOk Center this Thursday.

But, since you’re living in a country music hotbed, you know that already.

You probably also know that Adkins started life working on an oil rig, that the experience left him with a severed and reattached pinky finger (which he made sure doctors reattached at an angle to facilitate his guitar playing). You probably know that he literally started his music career in working-class honky-tonks and worked his way to the top—and thus pretty much embodies the very soul of country music.
You already know that. You also already know about all his top-40 hits like “Hot Mama,” “Chrome,” “Rough and Ready,” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” all of which combine a distinctly smirking blue-collar sense of humor with hot guitars, foot-stomping fiddles, and his inimitable baritone. You probably also know that he recently released his autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, in addition to his second greatest hits retrospective, American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II. You know all that.

Now you also know that he’s play at the BOk Center tonight.

See you there.

Trace Adkins will perform at the BOk Center Thursday, February 19, 2009 with special guests Craig Morgan and James Otto. Click here for tickets.

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