Trace Adkins Celebrating 25-Year Anniversary of Debut Album ‘Dreamin’ Out Loud’

by Joe Rutland

Trace Adkins has put together a string of hit songs and albums in his career. Twenty-five years ago, “Dreamin’ Out Loud” hit the charts.

Four singles from the album reached Billboard’s Hot Country Charts in the top 20. “There’s A Girl In Texas,” “Every Light in the House,” “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” and “I Left Something Turned On At Home” put his name on the country music map.

Actually, “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” went all the way to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart.

“Dreamin’ Out Loud” was recorded between 1995 and 1996 at The Sound Shop in Nashville for the Capitol Nashville label. Scott Hendricks produced the album, which topped off at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot Country Albums chart.

Adkins’ Instagram account recognized the importance of his debut album in a post on Friday.

Trace Adkins Gets Ready For ‘Ultimate Cowboy Showdown’

In other news from Trace Adkins, he is getting ready for another season of “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown.”

He announced last October that the show will return for its second season in February 2021. The country music legend hosts the reality show on the INSP Network.

The show pits 14 cowboys from across the United States against each other in a series of physical and mental challenges. The winner is awarded a herd they can take to market, a Rawhide Portable Corral, an Arrowquip Q-Catch 87 Series Cattle Chute, and the “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown” belt-buckle, the show’s website says.

In a press release announcing the return of the show, VP of original unscripted programming for INSP Craig Miller explained why the show resonates with fans.

“Everybody knows that cowboys are tough as nails, but the high-stakes format of this show also brings out other aspects of their personalities like wit, humor, empathy, chivalry, and compassion,” Miller said. “Viewers get a ringside seat to observe the ‘cowboy code’ in action.”