Trace Adkins is in the mood for love with his 11th studio album, Love Will…, which is due out this spring. The project features 11 songs centered around that complicated and fascinating emotion, but Trace didn't set out to make a love-songs album when he first entered the studio.
"In the process of putting together this project this time, I'd recorded probably 17 or 18 songs all total, and then I realized about 11 of those are love songs," Trace explains to ABC News Radio. "So, instead of putting 'em all out together on some big, huge package, I just whittled it down to the 11 love songs."
These love songs aren't all epic, "love you 'til the end of time" ballads though. Trace says, "This is an album of love songs but in my book, ‘Hot Mama’ and ‘Badonkadonk’ are love songs!" The album also boasts an impressive lineup of producers as well as a few as-yet-unannounced and unexpected collaborations.
Fans can now pre-order Love Will… at TraceAdkins.com. Trace has also launched a sweepstakes tied in with his role as a contestant on NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice this season. Fans who complete tasks related to the Celebrity Apprentice and Trace's role as a Red Cross spokesman will be entered to win prizes, including a trip to the live finale of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice or an all-expense-paid cruise on Country Cruising 2014.
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