After 12 weeks and competition from 13 other contestants, Trace Adkins was ultimately defeated by British tabloid editor and TV show judge Piers Morgan on the reality TV series, The Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump made the decision Thursday night (March 27) at the close of the two-hour season finale of the NBC program. Adkins' laid-back personality made him a favorite among the other contestants. Trump also noted Adkins' character and ethics, calling him a "special guy." However, Trump ultimately rewarded Morgan for his fundraising abilities at various charity events, including a concert and auction in New York City featuring the Backstreet Boys. In praising Adkins, Morgan acknowledged, "I'm an evil, obnoxious Brit." During Thursday night's telecast, Adkins performed his latest single, "You're Gonna Miss This." A special live version of the song is now available for download at iTunes, with proceeds benefiting Adkins' charity of choice, FANN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network). His 6-year-old daughter is one of the 12 million Americans who are afflicted with severe food allergies. Morgan's charity is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund which supports the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans.
Adkins talks about his daughter's food allergies in this CMT Lifestyles blog.