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Trace Adkins inducted to Louisiana Hall of Fame

Trace Adkins inducted to Louisiana Hall of Fame

HALL OF FAME: Adkins was born and raised in Sarepta, Louisiana, and even named his band The Sarepta Gentleman's Club after his beloved hometown. Photo: Associated Press

Country star Trace Adkins has become an official part of Louisiana’s music history after he was inducted to his native state’s Music Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The singer was given a warm welcome home when he brought his summer concert tour to Baton Rouge’s Dixie Landin’ amusement park, and in the middle of the gig, Mike Shepherd, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, took to the stage to honor Adkins.

Shepherd presented the “You’re Gonna Miss This” hitmaker with an award and an official statement signed by the state’s governor, Bobby Jindal.

Adkins was born and raised in Sarepta, Louisiana, and even named his band The Sarepta Gentleman’s Club after his beloved hometown.

He joins the ranks of fellow Louisiana natives, including Louis Armstrong, Jerry Lee Lewis and Aaron Neville, as Music Hall of Fame members.

The honor is a positive after a string of unfortunate 2014 events for Adkins – in January he checked into rehab in a bid to beat alcoholism, he mourned the death of his father in February, and in March, his third wife filed for divorce to end the couple’s 16-year marriage.

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