From the Tennessean:
Trace Adkins’ publicist confirmed reports on Monday that the country singer’s father Aaron Adkins has died.
Trace Adkins wrote in his 2007 autobiography “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck” that his father retired in 2007 from International Paper Company “after forty-something years working at the corrugating plant making cardboard.”
The country singer left a rehab facility in Florida last week to be at his father’s side. He had checked into a center to seek treatment for alcoholism in mid-January following a slip in his sobriety, which he had maintained for more than decade.
An altercation on a cruise ship with a Trace Adkins impersonator was a trigger for the singer to seek treatment.
Adkins, a winner of NBC's reality TV show “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” is known for hits including “You’re Gonna Miss This” and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk." Adkins, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, has been open about his previous struggles with alcoholism.