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Country Music Star to Sing Anthem Saturday


FOOTBALL BLOG
By Mike Montoro for WVUsports.com
September 25, 2012 11:51 AM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Award-winning country music superstar Trace Adkins will perform the national anthem as part of pregame festivities prior to West Virginia’s inaugural Big 12 Conference football game against Baylor at Milan Puskar Stadium at noon. The game will be televised live on FX.

Trace Adkins is one of Country music's most versatile and accomplished entertainers. His instantly recognizable baritone has earned gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums with total sales surpassing 10 million. He is the author of A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck. He charmed millions as a finalist on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, and he was recently seen in the box-office topping theatrical release, The Lincoln Lawyer.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Adkins was raised on Country and Gospel music and is known as an artist who speaks his mind and honors the past. The 6'6" former oil rigger-turned-Country star is the father of five daughters. Adkins has famously faced his share of life-changing events – most recently a fire claimed his home in June 2011 in Tennessee. With his family unharmed, Trace requested that fans redirect their kind offers of support to the Red Cross to help those in need. Most recently, his new song, “Tough People Do” has hit the airwaves with the all-American message that “tough times don’t last, tough people do.” The song will appear on his upcoming new album (title and release date to be announced).

The matchup with Baylor has been designated as “Stripe the Stadium” day. Fans sitting in even-numbered section are encouraged to wear Gold to the game, while fans sitting in odd numbered sections are encouraged to wear Blue.
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