CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The City Parks of Clarksburg has announced megastar Trace Adkins is set to perform at the Clarksburg Amphitheater on Saturday, August 28th, 2021, as part of his headline The Way I Wanna Go Tour.
In his 25-year career in Country music, Adkins has sold over 11 million albums, charted over 20 singles, earned numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and garnered over two billion streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for nearly two decades, the Louisiana native is known for dynamic baritone and fiery, always-memorable live performances, and has expanded his Country career to include film and TV acting.
He broke out in 1996 with the debut album, Dreamin’ Out Loud cracking the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “Every Light In the House Is On” and following with the #1 smash, “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing).” Since then, Adkins has pioneered a mix of classic Country minded traditionalism and adventurous, good-natured showmanship, breaking open new avenues in modern Country through fun-filled hits like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton).
He’ll celebrate the silver anniversary of his album debut in 2021 with the Mickey Jack Cones and Derek George-produced The Way I Wanna Go (Verge Records), doing exactly what he always has – mixing pure-Country reverence with standout collaborations featuring Blake Shelton, Melissa Etheridge, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder on harmonica and more. Adkins’ newest single “Where The Country Girls At” featuring Luke Bryan and Pitbull is available everywhere now and amassed over one million streams within the first week of its release.
The Way I Wanna Go best shows where he’s at, 25 years into his career and still going strong. Delivered with pride and a sense of against-the-odds determination, Adkins cautions that he’s not done yet – he’s loving this chapter of life too much to quit. But when he does bow out, he’ll do it just like he does everything else. On his own terms.
“I love where I’m at, I really do,” Adkins says. “I’ve had the perfect career, and I don’t know where my place is gonna be when the history of what I did is written. But 90 percent of the time, I said what I wanted to say and stuck to my guns, and did what I wanted to do. … And I’m gonna go out the way I wanna go out.”
For more information and announcements, visit http://www.traceadkins.com or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.
Opening the night is the James Barker Band, a Canadian group who have already amassed another six gold-certified and platinum-certified tracks which include “There’s A Drink For That”, “Just Sayin’,” “It’s Working,” “Lawn Chair Lazy,” “Good Together, and “”Keep It Simple” (platinum). Now, as the rising stars reposition themselves in Nashville, many miles from their hometowns, the opportunities are limitless – but the band remains grounded in their small-town roots. For more info, visit jamesbarkerband.com.
Tickets for the event will go on sale at 10am on Friday, July 9th, 2021. Advance tickets will be available by visiting www.ClarksburgAMP.com or by calling 866.973.9610. Advance tickets will be $45 for general admission, $55 for reserved seating and $60 for premium seating, which will include the first 7 rows from the stage. Day-of-Show tickets will increase $5 for each section and will be available at the venue unless they sell out prior to the event.
For more information and future announcements about upcoming events, be sure to visit www.ClarksburgAMP.com or call 304.624.1655.