Trace Adkins represented country music Sunday afternoon (Nov. 26) when he performed the national anthem prior to kick off of the New England Patriots game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
“Anytime I get asked to sing the national anthem I look at is a huge honor and a responsibility to do the very best that I can do,” Trace told WKRN when he sang the anthem during halftime of the Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts game in Oct.
Trace was on hand to sing the Star Spangled Banner as a part of the NFL’s Salute to Service game, which honors military members and their families. For every use of #SalutetoService on Twitter, the NFL will donate $5 to its military nonprofit partners, up to a total of $5 million and the league donates money to military charities for every point scored during 32 designated “Salute to Service” games in November.
Trace is a big supporter of the U.S military and has performed for our service men and women across 12 USO Tours. Apparently the “You’re Gonna Miss This” singer was good luck for the New England Patriots, not that they need any luck, as they went on to defeat the Dolphins 35-17.
In a post on Instagram Trace relayed his thanks for the gig. “Many thanks to @gillettestadium and the New England @patriots for inviting Trace to sing the #NationalAnthem for today’s #salutetoservice!”