Trace Adkins Looks Back on Singing ‘We Three Kings’ for Christmas in Rockefeller Center in 2012

by Joe Rutland
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Country music singer-songwriter Trace Adkins took his vocal talents to New York City in 2012 and shared some Christmas cheer with fans.

Adkins was a featured performer on NBC’s “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” special that year. For his performance, he chose the classic Christmas hymn, “We Three Kings.”

NBC News weatherman Al Roker introduces Adkins to the large crowd below. At the time, Trace Adkins was a part of the cast for “Celebrity Apprentice.”

With a beautiful, traditional country sound to his voice, he magically sang this hymn. Adkins shared the throwback memory with his fans on Instagram.

As you might imagine, it was a cold night in the midst of Gotham City for the special. Yet everyone, Adkins included, was bundled up and ready to enjoy the show.

Trace Adkins Makes His Debut At Grand Ole Opry

Back in November, Adkins celebrated the 24th anniversary of his debut at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry in 1996.

Adkins played “Every Light in the House” from his first album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud.” The album was released on June 25, 1996.

It was a memorable night for him as he made his Opry debut. He also proposed to his then-wife, Rhonda Forlaw, from the stage.

After singing his first song, Trace Adkins dropped to a knee and proposed to Forlaw, who said yes. They married in early 1997, yet divorced in 2014 after Rhonda filed citing irreconcilable differences.

He officially joined the Opry list of performers in 2003. Little Jimmy Dickens, who stood 4 feet, 11 inches tall, used a stepladder to induct the 6-6 Adkins into the Opry.

Meanwhile, after his debut album Adkins has released 10 more studio albums. He’s posted 20 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Music charts. Three of those singles, “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Think” in 1997, “Ladies Love Country Boys” in 2007, and “You’re Gonna Miss This” in 2008, all hit the No. 1 spot.

Let’s take a look at Adkins singing his No. 1 smash hit from 2008.

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