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Review: Adkins Shows Off His Growl In Bayfront Concert

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Country music under the stars is a great thing, especially when it is right here in the Northland!  Thank you for supporting country music with Trace Adkins tonight and keep listening for more concert announcements.  The Duluth News Tribune has posted a review of Friday’s show:

Trace Adkins doesn’t write his own songs. He doesn’t move much on stage. He had a guitar that he didn’t hold much, and when he did he just fiddled.

But the country singer has a amassed a collection of hit songs — keg-glass and heck-raising tunes and nostalgia soundtracks — that fans in sleeveless shirts, cowboy hats and calf-high boots want to whoop to. He also has a body like a roadhouse bouncer and a voice so deep it sounds like a record being played a setting too slow.

The star who busted into the scene in the mid-1990s played a

90-minute show for about 3,200 fans on about the best summer night one could ask for at Bayfront Festival Park.

Adkins opened the show with “Whoop a Man’s Ass,” standing center stage in tight black jeans, a tight blue shirt and a black cowboy hat with a long ponytail hanging down his back. While he sang, videos for his songs — some that appeared on the likes of CMT, some that seemed special to the tour — played on a screen behind him. His band was pushed to the back and sides of the stage.

On “Marry for Money” and “Chrome,” he showed off his growl, hitting bassoon-level depths.

Read the entire review via Review: Adkins shows off his growl in Bayfront concert | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota.

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