Tune in this Saturday, June 3, to CMT Hot 20 at 9a/8c to watch MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer and TV/film actor Trace Adkins take CMT's Cody Alan behind the scenes of his “SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA: A Concert For Mayfield." Presented by KIOTI Tractor, the free show took place at Mayfield High School’s CFSB War Memorial Stadium in Mayfield, KY, on May 20 – the site of a 2021 tornado that leveled the town as it ripped across Western Kentucky, claiming more than 50 lives and displacing thousands in the process.

Named for the unifying song “Somewhere In America” from Adkins’ widely acclaimed 25th anniversary, 25-song album, THE WAY I WANNA GO (Verge Records), the day of music and support was inspired in part by small-town America, written by Jon Nite, Hunter Phelps, Michael Hardy, and Zach Crowell. Long hailed as a champion of small-town communities, Adkins was inspired to remember, honor and rebuild … not just the town of Mayfield, but the spirit of all those who call it home. 

First announced in April on NBC’s TODAY, the "SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA: A Concert For Mayfield" presented by KIOTI Tractor is part of Adkins’ ongoing nationwide SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA 2023 TOUR, which finds him headlining in cities all across the U.S. through the end of the year. With an initial batch of shows announced in February, the tour takes Adkins from California to New York, and from Wisconsin to his home state of Louisiana, with more dates to be announced. Check out a complete list of tour dates and ticket information here

For more information on how to support Mayfield, KY, visit traceadkins.com/pages/Mayfield.

Over the weekend, Adkins also had the honor of performing at The National Memorial Day concert that aired on PBS Sunday night (5/28). The event took place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to recognize and pay respect to the women and men who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces. Watch Adkins' performance of his salute-to-service original "Empty Chair" here.





In his storied career in Country music, Trace Adkins has sold over 11 MILLION albums, charted 40 singles on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, earned numerous awards, multiple GRAMMY nominations, and garnered over TWO BILLION streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for nearly two decades, the Louisiana native is known for his dynamic baritone, fiery live performance, and notable roles as an actor in film and TV. Since his 1996 breakout debut DREAMIN’ OUT LOUD delivered smashes “Every Light In The House,” which hit Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and #1 “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing),” 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. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his debut with 2021’s release THE WAY I WANNA GO (Verge Records), the 25-song album has been applauded by Billboard as “a creative tour de force that serves up the lyrical and stylistic diversity that would make his hero [Ronnie] Milsap proud,” with Rolling Stone calling it “lighthearted club-ready fun…,” and PEOPLE praising it as “packed to the hilt with hits.” From profound traditional balladry to clever-Country party anthems, the Mickey Jack Cones and Derek George produced project features special guests Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Melissa Etheridge, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder on harmonica and more. Adkins is currently out on his headline SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA 2023 TOUR, with shows spanning coast to coast throughout the year.