“The holidays are my favorite time of year, and I’m excited to bring this show back on the road,” says country music star Trace Adkins. “These shows aren’t just a straight up concert, they’re bigger and more exciting with the 12-piece ensemble, the storytelling and some of the most beautiful arrangements I’ve ever heard.”
Adkins’ Christmas Show 2014 Tour will be making two stops in northern Indiana. The show will feature songs from Adkin’s acclaimed Christmas album, The King’s Gift, which was released in October of last year.
“I don’t try to follow anybody’s lead,” Adkin’s says. “I do the kind of music I want to do.”
And that’s exactly what he was doing on The King’s Gift. Adkins says the album was 10 years in the making. It all started when a fellow musician helping Adkins with one of his country records turned him on to traditional Celtic music. The tunes immediately struck a chord with the country crooner.
“Its in my blood, because there’s always been something about that music that touches me on a primal level,” he says. The King’s Gift combines the feel-good charm of a New World Christmas with the mystery and valor of an Old World genre. Adkins will be performing these Christmas classics with his 12-piece “Sarepta Symphony,” which includes Scottish singer Alyth McCormack.
Adkins was inspired to put on the Christmas Show 2014 Tour by his annual hosting duties at Disney World’s Candlelight Processional, where he narrates Christmas stories, backed by a full choir and orchestra. Adkins is thrilled to bring his unique take of this concept on the road for the second year in a row.
Trace Adkins’ Christmas Show 2014 will be at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend on Friday, Nov. 28, and at the Honeywell Center in Wabash on Saturday, Nov. 29. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary.
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