Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Trace Adkins Goes From Nashville To ‘Arlington’

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Like most country singers, Trace Adkins is associated with Nashville, Tenn., but he wants people to connect him with “Arlington.”

That’s the title of his next single and it’s sung from the point of view of a dead soldier buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Adkins says songwriter Dave Turnbull was inspired to write the patriotic number while shopping for a car with his mother after speaking to a salesman whose son was killed in Iraq in 2002.

Adkins says Turnbull was so inspired that he immediately called his partner Jeremy Spillman, although he says, “I’m not sure he bought the car.”

The song is scheduled to be released June 27 and Adkins says it’s one of those “special songs that come once in a career” but admits recording it was difficult because he felt a lot of pressure to make sure he conveyed the lyrics’ “emotion and sensitivity.”

“Arlington” isn’t Adkins only patriotic project. He’ll be performing “Halls Of Montezuma” at The National Memorial Day Concert, which airs May 29 on PBS.

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