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Country Music Icons Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins Energize Downtown Nashville with a Lively New Year’s Eve Concert

Country music stars Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins brought an electrifying atmosphere to downtown Nashville with their New Year’s Eve performance. They played their 2009 hit, “Hillbilly Bone,” at the event, captivating the audience with their dynamic stage presence and resonating with fans familiar with the song’s celebration of Southern culture.


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The song “Hillbilly Bone,” which is a part of Shelton’s EP, has a special place in both artists’ careers, having reached number one on the Billboard Country Charts in 2010. This performance symbolizes the long-standing collaboration and friendship between Shelton and Adkins, dating back to the early days of Shelton’s career in Nashville.

Their history together adds depth to their performances, with Adkins being one of the first artists Shelton admired upon moving to Nashville. Shelton has spoken about his deep emotional investment in Adkins’ career and his admiration for him as both an artist and a person.

The event, “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash,” was a grand celebration featuring various artists, including Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Lainey Wilson. Hosted by Elle King and Rachel Smith, the show offered a range of performances, ensuring a lively and memorable start to the new year for viewers both on-site and at home.

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