Trace Adkins certainly had his “game on” recently at the Rockingham County Fair in Harrisonburg, VA. It was August 18, and his new album, “Cowboy’s Back In Town,” had just been released the day before (available on iTunes). Trace was in rare form, joking and laughing with the audience between songs.
Trace had a little fun with the Queen and Princesses of the Fair asking if they thought their crowns were real. He then turned the joke back on himself saying his wife and daughters believed they were born wearing crowns.
Trace performed a wide variety of his many hits and crowd favorites, plus his new single, “This Ain’t No Love Song.” He also introduced some additional selections from the new CD – “Hell, I Can Do That,” “Hold My Beer,” “Brown Chicken Brown Cow” all of which had us rolling in the aisles with laughter.
Eventually Trace pointed to a young lady in the crowd and said “Stop all that jumpin’, you’re making me tired.” Then he looked at us, shook his head and with that lopsided grin of his declared, “That girl’s been jumpin’ up and down all night!” Later Trace singled out someone waving a hat and asked, “Is that my hat? Well come on up here!” and proceeded to autograph the hat.
Toward the end of the evening Trace laughingly proclaimed “My album just came out yesterday and I don’t know who scheduled this concert but it musta been a mistake! I gotta go to New York tomorrow morning for the Today Show and I’m gonna sound like crap!” Everyone laughed, cheered and applauded.
Today Show. It was mentioned that he drove through the night to get there and you know what? He didn’t sound like “crap” at all.
Trace Adkins Concert Pics by CWalker