Just a week after releasing his milestone 13th studio album, MULTI-PLATINUM Country star Trace Adkins is earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

Marking his 25th year in Country music with 25 new songs full of bold diversity, THE WAY I WANNA GO was released on August 27 on Verge Records, featuring collaborations with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Pitbull, Melissa Etheridge, Keb’ Mo’ and Stevie Wonder on harmonica, plus Snoop Dogg. And ever since it arrived, media outlets have been calling it a standout.

People praised the set as “packed to the hilt with hits,” also saying the Louisiana native’s smooth baritone “has never sounded better.” Billboard called it a “creative tour de force that serves up the lyrical and stylistic diversity that would make his hero [Ronnie] Milsap proud.” Grammy.com simply hailed THE WAY I WANNA GO as “epic,” and there are countless more examples from Taste of CountryMusic RowPopCulture and more.

Meanwhile, the new project debuted on top of the SoundScan/MusicConnect Current Country Albums chart, marking another accolade for the Grand Ole Opry member who has already sold more 11 million albums throughout his career.

Looking ahead, Adkins will continue delivering his legendary catalog of Country hits and new favorites on stage, with big shows lined up through the end of the month. He’ll join his longtime friend and collaborator, Blake Shelton, for the FRIENDS & HEROES 2021 Tour in Nashville tonight (September 9), and then make arena-packing stops across the nation. Cities like Greenville, South Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Fort Worth, Texas are all on the itinerary, and Adkins will stay on the road with headlining shows scheduled into early 2022.





In his 25-year career in Country music, Trace Adkins has sold over 11 MILLION albums, charted over 20 singles, earned numerous awards and GRAMMY nominations, and garnered over TWO BILLION streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for nearly two decades, the Louisiana native is known for dynamic baritone and fiery, always-memorable live performances, and has expanded his Country career to include film and TV acting. He broke out in 1996 with the debut album, DREAMIN’ OUT LOUD, cracking the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “Every Light In the House Is On” and following with the #1 smash, “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing).” Since then, Adkins has pioneered a mix of classic Country minded traditionalism and adventurous, good-natured showmanship, breaking open new avenues in modern Country through fun-filled hits like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton). He’s celebrating the silver anniversary of his album debut in 2021 with THE WAY I WANNA GO, doing exactly what he always has – mixing pure-Country reverence with standout collaborations featuring Blake Shelton, Melissa Etheridge, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder on harmonica and more. Introducing Adkins’ newest single “Where The Country Girls At” (featuring Luke Bryan and Pitbull), THE WAY I WANNA GO is available everywhere now.