Country music legend Trace Adkins will headline the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala, set for Aug. 12 at the Texas Rose Horse Park/Brunson Equestrian Center.
Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold more than 10 million albums. His hits include “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.
He was announced Tuesday as the headliner for the Tyler event, with a them Legends of the Call, honoring legends in the community who have fought cancer, and the volunteers, businesses, sponsors and members of the medical community who work and give tirelessly to find a cure for the disease.
Since the inception of the first gala in Tyler in 1988, more than $11 million has been raised for local and national cancer support services, as well as ground-breaking cancer research.