In a statement Monday, Hempstead Hall Director Dolly Henley confirmed that Country Music and TV Superstar Trace Adkins will be performing in Hope on Saturday, May 6 with starting time set for 7 p.m.

In a statement Monday, Hempstead Hall Director Dolly Henley confirmed that Country Music and TV Superstar Trace Adkins will be performing in Hope on Saturday, May 6 with starting time set for 7 p.m. The announcement of Adkins literally brings back-to-back County superstars to Hope within eight days.  The legendary Ronnie Milsap performs in Hempstead Hall on April 28
Advanced ticket sales for Adkins started last week and will now continue through this week; in addition to a variety of seat options, ranging from $85 to $25, the Adkins tour management is also offering a VIP Meet and Greet for $225 and a VIP Tour Package at $165.
“Trace is from North Louisiana, Sarepta. He has so many fans from the Ark-La-Tex and I believe ticket sales will be good. According to some, he is the biggest name in country music booked at Hempstead Hall. He has gained national attention with his television appearances as well as his many hit songs,” Henley said.
The Hope concert will be the end of a southern leg of his 2017 Tour for May; he will arrive at Hempstead Hall after a performance in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Friday, May 5 as he completes a swing including Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi.  The tour launched earlier this month in Orlando.
“Trace is on a routing date coming out of South Louisiana the night before the Hope show. Trace has been on our list since we opened Hempstead Hall. We just could not afford him until this routing date worked out for us,” Henley said.
The tour comes in support of Adkins’ new album titled “Something’s Going On,” which arrives stores March 31. The new album was produced by Mickey Jack Cones, according to BBR Music Group.
However, those who get a ticket for the Hempstead Hall concert receive an additional bonus, Henley said.
“Everyone attending the Trace Adkins concert will receive a download to his new album coming out March 31 ‘Something's Going On’ included in the price of a ticket,” she said.
In his 2017 Tour press statement, Adkins is credited with over 11 million in album sales and three Grammy nominations. Some of his greatest hits include “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone,” and “Just Fishin’.”
Adkins has also performed in several USO Tours, and he has been a spokesman for both spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million as a winner of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
Henley said, “I booked Trace many years ago in Nashville for the Stand Up for America Celebration in July.  I remember it was exceptionally hot that day and the stage hands had a tough job in loading out stage equipment.  Trace came out to shake the hands of every stage hand and thank them for their work. He was genuine.”
She also recalls, “That same show, I had a water problem in one of the handicap showers in the dressing rooms.  Trace asked me to take a look at the problem with him and he told me how to repair it.  I cannot remember any other artist being so real and down to earth.”
Adkins has also appeared in movies and television. He portrayed a biker in The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey, and he also developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day heroes. Most recently, he was in the 2016 movie, Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg.
Adkins appearance in Hope brings back-to-back Country music superstars to Hempstead Hall. On April 28, just eight days before Adkins performs, the legendary Ronnie Milsap will be in Hope for a concert.
“Ronnie Milsap is an icon in the music industry. The Arkansas Lions approached me about booking a concert during their April conference this year. It worked out and we are partnering with Lions on the show,” Henley said.
“The genre is different for Milsap and Adkins.  I believe we will have a different audience for the back to back shows.  The tickets are affordable for both shows for anyone who wants to experience great music and create a memorable experience,” she said.