Trace Adkins reveals the 'unconventional' way he prepares to take the stage

'I know what I’m supposed to do, I just don’t'
Trace Adkins
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Country singer, Trace Adkins, has a voice that will forever be imitated but never duplicated. A voice so unique, you’d believe he follows a regimented vocal-care routine to maintain it, but the 60-year-old says it just comes natural. As natural as his desire for a cup of coffee and Marlboro cigarette.

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During a recent discussion with Rob Lowe on the Literally podcast, Adkins shared before he takes the stage, he lights up a Marlboro cigarette and sips a cup of coffee — and that’s how “fancy” vocal warm-up gets.

“Before I go on stage I smoke a Marlboro and drink a cup of coffee,” Adkins shared when asked about his vocal warm-up.

“I took voice when I was in college, so I know the way you’re supposed to do it. I know all the warm-up techniques and breathing techniques and things you do to loosen up and everything but I just don’t anymore. I know what I’m supposed to do, but that’s like a lot of other things — I know what I’m supposed to do I just don’t.”

Hear more from Trace on the latest episode of the Literally! Podcast.

Literally! is hosted by Rob Lowe and features  candid conversations between him and some of the celebs he admires most. Covering the thoughtful topics to the extremely random, anything is possible with every episode.

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