Trace Adkins is set to appear in Roadrunner, an upcoming movie about car racing that's being compared to the classic Burt Reynolds film, Smokey and the Bandit. Clint Eastwood's 28-year-old son, Scott, is the only other publicly known cast member at this point, and a release date has yet to be set.
Adkins, who has also appeared on the big screen in such films as The Lincoln Lawyer, An American Carol and Trailer Park of Terror, admits he's sometimes reluctant to talk about his acting roles. But the country singer, who is currently in the studio recording a new album, admits even a box office flop is good for the soul.
"I've done some [films] that have been pretty bad, but some have been good ones," the candid performer tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "It doesn't even matter. I do them because the stuff I love most about the music business are the days when you're in the studio and that creative thing is happening, and when you're on stage doing live stuff and the creative thing is happening. When you're on a movie set, you're surrounded by incredibly talented, creative people, and I find that environment stimulating and invigorating."
Adkins adds that even though movie and TV roles can be outside his comfort zone, they've helped him grow as an artist. But the country star who won NBC's Celebrity Apprentice a few seasons ago says he has no interest in appearing on another competition-based reality TV series.
To kick off 2015, Adkins will release a 20-track concert DVD on January 13th. Live Country!, filmed last August at the Paramount theater in Huntington, New York, spotlights nearly two hours of Adkins' hits, including "You're Gonna Miss This," "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk." (See the complete track listing below.)
Adkins is currently wrapping up the final dates on his Celtic-influenced Christmas Show Tour.
Trace Adkins, Live Country! DVD:
1. "(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing"
2. "Songs About Me"
3. "Big Time"
4. "This Ain’t No Love Song"
6. "You’re Gonna Miss This"
7. "There’s a Girl in Texas"
8. "Every Light in the House"
9. "Marry for Money"
10. "Come to Poppa"
11. "Hot Mama"
12. "Heartbreak Song"
13. "Maintenance Man"
14. "It All Adds Up to Us"
15. "Ladies Love Country Boys"
16. "Rock You Up"
17. "I Left Something Turned on at Home"
18. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
20. "Take It From Me"