Trace Adkins Titles New Album Proud to Be Here

Proud to Be Here is the title of Trace Adkins’ new album to be released Aug. 2. He confirmed the title Saturday night (June 11) during a performance at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Adkins recently released the album’s first single, “Just Fishin’,” a father’s tribute to his daughter written by Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill. Produced by Kenny Beard and Mark Wright, the album features 10 songs. The deluxe edition of the album, available for presale on iTunes on July 12, includes four additional tracks, including a duet with Blake Shelton on “If I Was a Woman,” a humorous song Adkins and Beard co-wrote with Sherrie Austin and Jeff Bates. Adkins’ Nashville-area home was destroyed by fire on June 4. After fans sought to send donations to his family, he asked that contributions be sent to the American Red Cross via CMT One Country, CMT’s the network’s pro-social initiative, to assist those affected by recent floods and tornadoes in the South.