Trace Adkins Signs New Record Deal, Announces Next Single

Trace Adkins is ready to embark on the next chapter of his career with the announcement of a new record…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 10, 2020


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Trace Adkins is ready to embark on the next chapter of his career with the announcement of a new record deal and single.

The acclaimed country singer, who has sold 11 million albums over the course of his career, has signed with Verge Records. The recently relaunched label is led by Mickey Jacke Cones, who has previously worked on several of Adkins’ records.

Along with the announcement of his new label home, Adkins also shared plans to release “Better Off,” his new single co-written by Hillary Lindsey, Corey Crowder and Liz Rose. The song, which is available for pre-save now, will be released on March 20.

“Trace is a country music icon. We are beyond elated to be teaming up with him on this next chapter of his career. I’ve had the privilege of working on all but two of Trace’s records since 2005, so I don’t take this partnership lightly. We have something to prove, and we’re going to prove it!” Cones shared in a statement.

“I am excited about my merge with Verge. My desire to create and release new music is as strong now as when I first started,” Adkins added. “Mickey Jack and I have collaborated on several projects, and I look forward to several more.”

Adkins will soon take his new music on the road with The Way I Wanna Go Tour 2020, which kicks off April 15 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Fans can visit Trace Adkins’ official website for additional details.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.