First Single: “Watch The World End” featuring Colbie Caillat

(Nashville, TN) - Trace Adkins’ 11th studio album, Love Will... is set for May 14, 2013 release on Show Dog-Universal Music. The album is all about the world’s greatest emotion and features collaborations with two-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Colbie Caillat, the esteemed Harlem Gospel Choir and Rock/Country veterans, Exile. Like any labor of love, Love Will… benefits from relationships built over time with an impressive list of producers like Tony Brown, Mark Wright, Frank Rogers, Kenny Beard and Mickey Cones.

The collection of sexy grooves, heart-wrenching ballads and up-tempo anthems are worthy additions to Adkins’ long list of career hits. The first single, “Watch The World End” featuring Colbie Caillat, speaks of the undying commitment between two people who wouldn’t be anywhere else, under any circumstances. The Harlem Gospel Choir backs Trace on the title track, “Love Will” in the Gospel tradition of spreading love and inspiration. Exile joined Trace on a new version of one of the biggest radio hits of all time, “Kiss You All Over.” Adkins’ rich baritone is well-matched with the suggestive lyrics and supported note for note by these power players.

Trace is known as a man of deep integrity with a deeply irreverent sense of humor. He’s made a career keeping fans on their toes, making them laugh (“Honky Tonk Badonkadonk), making their hearts swell (“Til The Last Shot’s Fired”), and making them weep (“You’re Gonna Miss This”, “Every Light In The House”).
“Now hold on one second!” says Trace. “This is an album of love songs but in my book, ‘Hot Mama’ and ‘Badonkadonk’ are love songs! So don’t start thinking these are all ‘I’ll love you til the end of time’ ballads…but yeah, we’ve got those too.”
As Trace points out, the variety on Love Will…is layered. The album title itself is an open-ended question - love will build a bridge? love will move mountains? love will tear us apart? Any Country song can tell you that all of the above are true.
Leading up to album release, fans have been able to “get in on the love” at by hearing weekly previews of new songs and complete online tasks related to the new album, NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice and the American Red Cross. Fans have been entered to win prizes, including a trip to the live finale of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice in New York City or an all-paid cruise aboard Country Cruising 2014.

Love Will… Full Track Listing:1. When I Stop Loving You*
2. So What If I Do**
3. Come See Me***
4. Right Now**
5. Every One Of You**
6. The Altar Of Your Love***
7. Kiss You All Over (Featuring Exile)***
8. If The Sun Comes Up***
9. Say No To A Woman
10. Watch The World End (Featuring Colbie Caillat)
11. Love Will (Featuring Harlem Gospel Choir)
Produced by Frank Rogers
*Produced by Tony Brown & Mickey Jack Cones
**Produced by Mark Wright, Kenny Beard & Mickey Jack Cones
***Produced by Kenny Beard & Mickey Jack Cones

ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours.
In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the 6'6" oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death and battles with personal demons. He also explains just how the world’s biggest alpha-male handles fatherhood with five daughters. In 2008, Trace’s integrity and wry humor served him well as a finalist on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and prepared him for his return - on behalf of the American Red Cross – to NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (Sundays, 9PM EST/PT).
Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), he developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day Americans doing great things and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for three consecutive years.

In 2011, Trace album, Proud To Be Here debuted atop the Billboard Country Chart with the Top Ten hit, “Just Fishin’.” His eleventh studio album, Love Will… will debut May 14, 2013.

ABOUT COLBIE CAILLAT: Two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat’s first single “Bubbly” became one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time, prompting Billboard to name her its Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Her first album COCO debuted at No. 5 and went multi-Platinum. Her second album BREAKTHROUGH broke at No. 1, earning two Grammy nominations; that same year, Colbie won two Grammys for collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift.

Her most recent studio album ALL OF YOU netted Caillat her sixth platinum single in “Brighter Than the Sun.” Last year, Caillat released her first holiday album, CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND, performing on CMA’s A Country Christmas and other prime time shows. Produced by her Grammy-award winning father, Ken Caillat, the album featured duets with Gavin DeGraw, Brad Paisley and others.

ABOUT HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR: The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is America's premier gospel choir and has traveled the globe for 26 years, sharing its joy of faith and raising funds for children's charities. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who was inspired to form the Choir while attending a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The Choir presents the finest singers and musicians from Harlem's Black Churches & the New York/Tri-State area.

ABOUT EXILE: After having distinguished itself as a pop band its first 20 years -- a period crowned by its 1978 international pop hit, “Kiss You All Over”-- Exile moved effortlessly into country music in the early 1980s. There it proceeded to command the charts with 10 No. 1 singles, including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory,” “She’s A Miracle,” “Hang On To Your Heart,” “I Could Get Used To You,” “It’ll Be Me” and “She’s Too Good To Be True.” BMI awarded Exile songs for having racked up more than 15 million plays on radio. Worldwide, the band has sold more than 8 million albums and 5 million singles. Exile’s music has been featured in movies including Happy Gilmore, Thunder Heart, Man on the Moon, Employee of the Month, Wild Hogs, Zookeeper, and Big Momma’s House. In 2010, on Billboard’s list of “100 Sexiest Songs Of All Time,” “Kiss You All Over” earned the No. 9 spot. Exile is J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny Lamaire, Steve Goetzman and Marlon Hargis.

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