Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
Earlier this week, Trace Adkins announced a second stint in an alcohol rehabilitation facility. He fell off the wagon during a cruise he was set to headline. It was his first taste of alcohol in over a decade -- since his last stay in rehab in 2002. While the singer seems to be taking full ownership of what happened on that boat, the incident shines a light on something not talked about very often.
Add Trace Adkins to a list of artists who’ve pulled out of SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew and BBQ concert series set for this winter. The country singer was scheduled to play on March 2, but named the ‘Blackfish' controversy as his reason for canceling.
After jumping out of a plane in celebration of his first No. 1 single, 'Don't Ya,' Brett Eldredge feels ready to do anything. So, he's embarking on what most new artists only dream of: A headlining tour.
94.9 KYSS FM wants to fly you to the hottest music festival of 2013. Enter below for your chance to see Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Trace Adkins, and more at the Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter Mountain, NY.
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