Staff Report

Trace Adkins, the country singer and actor who’s been a Nashville icon for more than two decades, will perform at Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, July 12.

Tickets for the show are $49, $59, $69, $74 and $79.

Adkins made his debut in 1996 with his “Dreaming Out Loud” album and has since released 10 studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. He has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including three No. 1 hits, and has won multiple CMT and ACM awards.

Adkins’ music roots go back to high school as a member of a gospel music group. He attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston but eventually left to work on an oil rig. He also worked as a pharmacy technician before pursuing a career in music.

His debut single, “There’s a Girl in Texas,” was released in 1996 and quickly went mainstream. Adkins went on to spend the next two decades churning out hits, releasing albums and recording and performing with other top-charting country artists such as Martina McBride and Blake Shelton. His 2005 single, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” has become a country-music anthem.

In addition to his music, Adkins has made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows “Hollywood Squares” and “Pyramid,” and a finalist in 2008 and the winner in 2013 on “The All Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

He has also had parts in several films over the years, including “Moms’ Night Out,” “Traded,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “I Can Only Imagine.”

A week after Adkins’ performance, The Fray, the alternative rock band that achieved commercial success with the release of their debut album, “How to Save a Life,” will play at the casino at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19.

Tickets for the show are $69, $74, $79, $89 and $99.

Not only did the band rise to fame with a double platinum debut album in the U.S., but the album was also certified platinum in the U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

The band achieved commercial success with their first single, “Over My Head (Cable Car),” which quickly became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. Their second single, “How to Save a Life,” charted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and at No. 5 in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and Spain.

Tickets for all events are available at the casino or online at