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Singer Trace Adkins to head to East Texas for Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala

Trace Adkins (Source: Tyler Cattle Baron's Gala) Trace Adkins (Source: Tyler Cattle Baron's Gala)

From the Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala committee: 

We are thrilled to announce Trace Adkins as the headline entertainer for this year’s gala.  With a rich history in Country music, Trace is a perfect fit for our theme, “LEGENDS OF THE CALL,” which honors those legends in our community who have fought the fight against cancer, and the volunteers, businesses, sponsors and members of the medical community who are themselves legendary for working and giving tirelessly to find a cure for this dreaded disease.

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over ten million albums.  His hits include “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few.  The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.  In recent years, Adkins has performed ten USO Tours.  In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the former oil rig worker recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons.  Trace played a tough as nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film “Moms' Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin and Sarah Drew).  He also developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day heroes. 

Legends are those we think of as history-makers and world-changers.  As chairs of the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala, Darla Childress and Debra Smith hope to honor those who have, over the last three decades, generously volunteered their time, given of their resources and poured so much heart into the call to fight cancer.  We believe all those who bravely battle this disease - and all those who support them - change the world in a beautiful way with their courage and presence.  They make history with every stride.  We are extremely excited to dedicate this 30th Anniversary to those “Legends.”

DATE:  Saturday, August 12, 2017

WHERE:  Texas Rose Horse Park/Brunson Equestrian Center, 14078 State Highway 110 N., Tyler, Texas 75704  

LI’L WRANGLER:  Annie Merrick, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Merrick 

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