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Trace Adkins’ Dad Dies

(Taste of Country) - Trace Adkins‘ father has died. Aaron Adkins, a former mill worker, is remembered as a quiet and hardworking man who bestowed his love of country music on his oldest son.

The singer also credits his father for his tireless work ethic.

(Taste of Country) – Aaron Adkins’ passing comes just days after Trace left a Florida rehabilitation facility to be by his side. Music Row reported the news. Comments on the singer’s Facebook page indicate that his father died over the weekend in Louisiana.

Trace has yet to comment, but wife Rhonda thanked fans for their support early Monday morning.

“Thank you for all of your love, prayers and support,” she says. “Sometimes we don’t know where our journey will take us but I know he has a plan.”

In interviews, Trace has lovingly recounted how his father was not a man you questioned. Aaron gave specific orders or suggestions, and you obeyed. There was no arguing what type of music you listened to, either.

“Growing up, I listened to everything that my daddy owned in his collection of country music,” Trace once told GAC. “Waylon JenningsMerle HaggardGeorge JonesJohnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Buck Owens — those legendary guys that were hot back then. He had all that stuff, and that’s most of what I listened to.”

Aaron Adkins was especially proud of Trace when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2003. His cause of death was not revealed, nor were funeral details.

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