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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (174 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Trace Adkins Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn’t exactly known for holding back what’s on his mind. And if the millions of albums he’s sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers his maverick manifesto on politics, personal responsibility, fame, parenting, being true to yourself, hard work, and the way things oughta be. 

In his inimitable pull-no-punches style, Trace gives us the state of the union as he sees it, from the lessons of his boyhood in small-town Louisiana to what he’s learned headlining concerts around the world. Trace has worked oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, been shot in the heart, been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and braved perhaps the greatest challenge of all: being the father of five daughters. And shaped by these experiences, he’s sounding off.

Brash, ballsy, persuasive, and controversial, A Personal Stand isn’t just the story of Trace Adkins’s life; it’s the story of what life can teach all of us.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim Caldwell | 2/11/2014

    " If I could write a book about my personal philosophy, this would be it. Trace Adkins is a country music singer, most famous for performing "Honky-Tonk Badonkadonk". I like that song (and the video) so much that it was my ring tone for almost a year. Trace's personal philosophy is a pleasant surprise, and his writing style is very engaging. He is articulate and thoughtful, and rather than espouse some good ole boy rhetoric, he presents a very balanced view of America and its place in the world. I was impressed with his grasp of historical context and the metaphors he used to make his points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela | 2/4/2014

    " Excellent read...not only is he absolutely hot but he has wonderful views and opinions about the world that most of us think but do not have the courage to say!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 1/20/2014

    " This guy tells it like it is. None of the "politically correct" crap. Simple "every man" wisdom and insight. A Good Read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Regina | 1/4/2014

    " I've been a huge Trace Adkins fan for years, so I'm not sure why it took me so long to finally get around to reading his book. Imagine my surprise and delight to find that this big sexy man with a voice that could melt butter is actually packed with incredible common sense! His insights into today's society, politics, and even basic human nature is so worth the read! The book is rather disjointed; more or less, a collection of random thoughts and opinions, but it's packed full of wisdom and the story of an incredible man. "

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About the Author

Trace Adkins was born Tracy Darrell Adkins in Springhill, Louisiana. He learned to play guitar at an early age and eventually played with the New Commitments. In the early 1990s he performed solo in honky-tonks, and after gaining some fame he moved to Nashville and signed with Capitol Records. He has released numerous albums. His most recent, Dangerous Man, debuted at #1 on the Billboard country chart. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, he has appeared on numerous television shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Hannity & Colmes, and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. He lives in Nashville with his wife and five daughters.