Trace Adkins has written his first book, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions of a Freethinking Roughneck. It's scheduled for an Oct. 23 release by Villard Books, an imprint of Ballantine Books. "This book has been knocking around in my head for a while now," Adkins said. "It's not exactly a memoir, but more of a look at the state of the country as I've seen it through the lens of my admittedly colorful life." Topics in the book include the environment, immigration and the war on terror, according to a press release.