Kathie Lee & Hoda: Trace Adkins’ New Album & Apprentice Finale


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Trace Adkins Apprentice Finale

Country all-star Trace Adkins will be competing in the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice finale with magician Penn Jillette. Trace is confident in his ability to win Donald Trump’s reality show. He said of fellow competitor Penn Jillette, “Well, I’ll win, but he’ll make a good showing.”

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Trace Adkins' New Album & Apprentice Finals

Trace Adkins sat down with Kathie Lee and Hoda to discuss his new album and competing in the finals of The Apprentice. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)


Trace said that he had not originally wanted to compete on the show, but he thought he would win, so he went for it. He said that he and Penn have known each other for years and respect each other’s careers by attending each other’s shows. Trace joked with Kathie Lee and Hoda that he and Penn just pretend to like each other, like Kathie Lee and Hoda do. When the girls were surprised by his blunt joke, he said, “You’re both always drunk anyways,” which garnered much laughter from Kathie Lee, Hoda and the audience.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Trace Adkins’ New Album

In his career, Trace Adkins has sold more than 10 million albums and his newest, Love Will… will be his 11th studio album. Love Will… is a collection of love songs, “But keep in mind I’m the guy that thinks ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’ is a love song,” Trace said.

He mentioned to his male fans that he thinks this album is a “deal closer” for any country guys out there and suggested, “if this doesn’t close the deal, think about moving on.”


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Trace Adkins Hates Hawaii

Trace knows a little something about love, having been married to his wife for 16 years. They recently went on a honeymoon to Hawaii, which did not seem to impress Trace all that much.

“I could go to Destin … and not have to fly 15 hours for trees and sand,” he said of his trip to Maui. But he does love his wife and that love can be heard through his new album of love songs. Trace performed a song from Love Will… entitled “Say No To A Woman,” a slow but powerful ballad about never being able to say no to the woman he loves.



  1. Marenda Smith says

    Trace your one of a kind country man with many different style’s and a lot harder to know exactly how to pick the right words for you and your lifestyle but you have been a long time favorite of mine probably as long as toby came out with getcha some lol….Thats when i remember actually liking country music but before then i was listening to temptations ,smokey robinson ,charlie pride , marvin sease ,dr.hook,marvin gaye ,luther vandross omg my list could go onon onon…..baby got back lol, prince ,eagles,rolling stones ,Steve wonder,Eminem ,crossroads ,t-pain ,ludicrous,was more Soul,And old school,myself listened to a lot of classic rock ,and blues i never have a favorite music ..I can honestly say the past 10 years i have picked up on some other different styles myself …so yeah i honestly think you should stay in music business….

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