There was a time when Trace Adkins' life could have taken a very different path, but after a DUI arrest in 2001, Trace decided to change things and live life without a drink. He tells the Boston Herald, "I've totally abstained. There is a certain moment of clarity a lot of people say they have. I think I truly had one at some point about three weeks into the whole rehab experience." Adkins continues, "I realized, 'God, I've been given such an incredible opportunity here. All I have to do is keep it together and keep my nose clean and continue to work hard and I really won't ever have to have a real job.' It really dawned on me what a gift I've been given." After that realization, Trace's life got back on track. He says, "This career and this life is a gift and I'm enjoying it and very appreciative. I am aware of how lucky I am." This weekend, Adkins is up for two Grammy Awards in the Best Country Song and Best Country Male Vocal for "All I Ask for Anymore."
I applaud Trace for turning his life around and becoming a better man. I hear ALL THE TIME about men and woman wanting to change their lives, even being arrested for DUI yet never doing anything about the path they are traveling down. A DUI should be your wake up call people! STOP DRINKING! If you can't handle alcohol in moderation then you aren't responsible enough to handle it all and it takes a big person to admit to that. ~Vanessa
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