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Trace Adkins concert offers wildfire aid

July 31, 2014

By Jefferson Robbins, The Wenatchee World, Wash.

July 31--WENATCHEE -- Country music star Trace Adkins vows to donate $5 of every ticket to his Sept. 18 Wenatchee concert to Red Cross wildfire efforts.

The Louisiana-born singer-actor happens to be a spokesman for the American Red Cross. The donated concert revenue will benefit the organization's Western Wildfires Relief Fund.

Adkins, 52, has issued 11 albums since his 1996 debut. He's charted three number one songs on Billboard's country charts from 1997 to 2007: "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," "Ladies Love Country Boys" and "You're Gonna Miss This." The 2005 single "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" never made the top slot, but became a number two cult hit. His latest album is 2013's "Love Will ..."

Adkins has also appeared in the films "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "Moms' Night Out," and authored a 2007 political memoir, "A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck."

The Wenatchee Wild Hockey Club plans a silent auction in tandem with the show, with a limited-edition "Adkins" jersey among the rewards. American Red Cross volunteers will collect additional pledges on site, and local businesses are encouraged to contribute a $1 for every person who attends the concert, or match up to $2,000 toward the fund.

Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. today, starting at $35, at 667-7847 or

Reach Jefferson Robbins at 509-664-7123 or Follow him on Twitter at @JRobbinsWW.


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