Trace Adkins Makes Holidays Brighter For Children With “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Performance on “TODAY” [Watch]


Trace Adkins made the trek to New York to appear on the “Today” show with his pals JP Pennington, Les Taylor and Sonny LeMaire of Exile. Trace and the country band joined forces to perform “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in hopes of bringing awareness to those in need this holiday season.

With his Christmas spirit and penchant for helping people, Trace partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children—providing care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay—for a holiday campaign to enable patients to be home with their families for Christmas.

Trace even brought along a few of his friends from the Shriner’s hospital to be a part of his performance on the TODAY show.

“I’m honored to bring a few patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children with me to experience the Rockefeller tree at the holidays,” said Trace. “My hope for this campaign is that we are able to play a small role in helping the children and families by creating an awareness for all the good things Shriners Hospitals does year-round.”

The holiday campaign runs through December 25 and donations can be made at or by calling 855-661-5683.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.