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A Personal Stand - Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck

Trace Adkins

Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn't exactly known for holding back what's on his mind. And if the millions of albums he's sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers his maverick manifesto on politics, personal responsibility, fame, parenting, being true to yourself, hard work, and the way things ought to be. In his inimitable pull-no-punches style, Trace gives us the state of the union as he sees it, from the lessons of his boyhood in small-town Louisiana to what he's learned headlining concerts around the world. Trace has worked oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, been shot in the heart, been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and braved perhaps the greatest challenge of all: being the father of five daughters. And shaped by these experiences, he's sounding off. -I'm incredibly frustrated with the state of American politics. If there were a viable third party, I'd seriously consider joining it. -If anybody wonders who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in this world, just look at the way we teach our children as opposed to the way the fundamentalist Muslims teach their children. -Organized labor now exists for the sake of organized labor, not for the workers it once protected. -I believe the easiest way to solve the illegal immigration enforcement problem is to go after the employers who hire illegal aliens. -As a society, we're unwilling to sacrifice our luxuries and our conveniences in order to conserve. We won't change until we're forced to. -The war on terror is like herpes. People can live with it, but it'll flare up from time to time. Brash, ballsy, persuasive, and controversial, A Personal Stand isn't just the story of Trace Adkins's life; it's the story of what life can teach all of us.

Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn't exactly known for holding back what's on his mind. And if the millions of albums he's sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers his maverick manifesto on politics, personal responsibility, fame, parenting, being true to yourself, hard work, and the way things ought to be. In his inimitable pull-no-punches style, Trace gives us the state of the union as he sees it, from the lessons of his boyhood in small-town Louisiana to what he's learned headlining concerts around the world. Trace has worked oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, been shot in the heart, been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and braved perhaps the greatest challenge of all: being the father of five daughters. And shaped by these experiences, he's sounding off. -I'm incredibly frustrated with the state of American politics. If there were a viable third party, I'd seriously consider joining it. -If anybody wonders who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in this world, just look at the way we teach our children as opposed to the way the fundamentalist Muslims teach their children. -Organized labor now exists for the sake of organized labor, not for the workers it once protected. -I believe the easiest way to solve the illegal immigration enforcement problem is to go after the employers who hire illegal aliens. -As a society, we're unwilling to sacrifice our luxuries and our conveniences in order to conserve. We won't change until we're forced to. -The war on terror is like herpes. People can live with it, but it'll flare up from time to time. Brash, ballsy, persuasive, and controversial, A Personal Stand isn't just the story of Trace Adkins's life; it's the story of what life can teach all of us.
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Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn't exactly known for holding back what's on his mind. And if the millions of albums he's sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers his maverick manifesto on politics, personal responsibility, fame, parenting, being true to yourself, hard work, and the way things ought to be. In his inimitable pull-no-punches style, Trace gives us the state of the union as he sees it, from the lessons of his boyhood in small-town Louisiana to what he's learned headlining concerts around the world. Trace has worked oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, been shot in the heart, been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and braved perhaps the greatest challenge of all: being the father of five daughters. And shaped by these experiences, he's sounding off. -I'm incredibly frustrated with the state of American politics. If there were a viable third party, I'd seriously consider joining it. -If anybody wonders who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in this world, just look at the way we teach our children as opposed to the way the fundamentalist Muslims teach their children. -Organized labor now exists for the sake of organized labor, not for the workers it once protected. -I believe the easiest way to solve the illegal immigration enforcement problem is to go after the employers who hire illegal aliens. -As a society, we're unwilling to sacrifice our luxuries and our conveniences in order to conserve. We won't change until we're forced to. -The war on terror is like herpes. People can live with it, but it'll flare up from time to time. Brash, ballsy, persuasive, and controversial, A Personal Stand isn't just the story of Trace Adkins's life; it's the story of what life can teach all of us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

8h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:35

Introduction
Introduction

02:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:31