Can you tell me how Trace Adkins is doing and list his fan club address?
—Arnie R., South Carolina
“I’m in better health and happier than I’ve been in years,” says the Sarepta, La. (pop. 925), native. His career is going full blast, with his Greatest Hits Collection debuting at No. 1 on the country chart earlier this year and a new album, Comin’ On Strong, hitting the streets this month. “One of the biggest highlights of my career so far was when I became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry,” he says. “I have such a reverence for the Opry as an institution and being a member is a huge honor for me. It was a total validation for me—as if the Country God had reached down and knighted me, so to speak.” Now his biggest challenge is finding the balance between the demands of his flourishing career and spending quality time with his family. Married, with four daughters (two from a previous marriage), Adkins, 41, and his family live in the Nashville, Tenn., area. The Trace Adkins Fan Club address is: P.O. Box 121889, Nashville, TN, 37212-1889. You can also get information about the fan club by e-mailing [email protected].