Trace Adkins and Kellie Pickler Dominate On National TV Shows. In less than a week, two of country music’s own have taken the top spots, winning the ultimate prize on two national TV shows. On Sunday night, May 19, Trace Adkins become the winner of this season’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Adkins was representing the American Red Cross and was able to raise more than $1.5 million for Red Cross. Just last night, May 21, Kellie Pickler and her partner won this season of Dancing with the Stars. She danced her heart out this season and took the mirror ball trophy home! To say that these two made country music and country music fans proud would be an understatement! Congratulations to them both!
Red Cross Thanks Trace Adkins For Donating NBC’s All-Star Apprentice. Trace Adkins presented a check for $670,000 to the American Red Cross on last night’s episode of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” The sum was Adkins’ to donate after his team won the first task on the season premiere on March 3. “We could not ask for a better representative of the Red Cross,” Red Cross President and CEO Gail J. McGovern said. “Trace brings humor, honesty, hard work and grit to everything he does. On behalf of the countless people who will benefit because of your participation in the ‘Apprentice,’ thank you, Trace, from the bottom of my heart for getting the job done once again.” On the first episode, Adkins led his team to victory with the help of multiple generous donors including Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet members Amy Grant and Nikki Taylor, philanthropist T. Boone Pickens, Domino Sugar, as well as members of the Nashville community including the Grand Ole Opry, Creative Artists Agency, Diamond Coach, Blaster Records, Diamond Gusset Jeans, the firm of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy (FBMM), Kyote Tractor, Music City Merchandise, Nashville Hospitality Industry, Pruf LED Show, Dog-Universal Music and Vector Management. Adkins is a recent addition to the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet and his family was the recipient of Red Cross services when his home was claimed by fire in 2011. Adkins was the Red Cross spokesperson for its 2012 Holiday Giving Campaign and supported its Holiday Mail for Heroes program that benefits active military members, veterans and their families. “We will be watching and rooting for Trace as a true ‘Red Crosser,’” McGovern said.”No matter what happens next, we are so very proud of Trace and his association with the Red Cross.”
Performers for the 2010 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo have been announced, and leading the pack is Toby Keith! The schedule for the 2010 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is still under construction, however it has been leaked that Toby Keith will be headlining at least one day. Other performers at the event include Rodney Atkins, Lady Antebellum, Randy Houser, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, James Otto, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen. Keep your eyes peeled for the full line-up which is expected to come out in January. Please remember that proceeds from the annual stock show and rodeo support Texas youth and education. The organization also seeks to positively influence the agricultural industry in Texas. your support and attendance go a long way!Country Music Photo Gallery