During his interview with NBC’s Today on Wednesday morning (April 12), Trace Adkins shared that he will bring “Somewhere In America: A Concert For Mayfield” to the Western Kentucky region still recovering from tornado devastation on May 20.
The free concert, presented by KIOTI Tractor, will take place in Mayfield, Kentucky at Mayfield High School’s CFSB War Memorial Stadium, the site of a 2021 tornado that took more than 50 lives and displaced thousands in the process. “Somewhere In America: A Concert For Mayfield” is open to the public and seeks to remember, honor and rebuild the town of Mayfield and the spirit of all those who call it home.
Over $52 million has been donated through the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund – mostly in a wave of support that followed closely after the devastating storm, according to The Lexington Herald-Leader. With support from KIOTI Tractor, Adkins hopes to reinvigorate the recovery effort.
Named after Adkins’ unifying song “Somewhere in America,” written by Jon Nite, Hunter Phelps, Michael Hardy and Zach Crowell, the day of music and support was inspired in part by small-town America.
“We were looking for a place to do a video for this song on our new album, called ‘Somewhere in America,’ and the song just talks about how somewhere in America there’s still people that have that indomitable spirit, that resilience, and we could think of no place better that exemplified that than Mayfield, Kentucky,” Adkins explained on Today. “So now I’ve spoken with Mayor [Kathy] O’Nan, and she’s been wonderful to work with, and so we’re going to go to Mayfield and give them a pat on the back.”
“There are no words big enough to explain how thankful the people of Mayfield, Kentucky are to Trace Adkins for coming here on May 20 for the filming of the video for his song ‘Somewhere in America,'” says O’Nan. “In December 2021, an EF4 tornado tore through and devastated our small town, and we are just like the people in one of the first lines of this song – ‘The whole town comes with their work boots on, and they raise it right back up.’ That is Mayfield – and we are so excited to be able celebrate our resilience with a Trace Adkins concert!”
The show will also be a part of Adkins’ ongoing nationwide “Somewhere In America 2023 Tour,” which will continue through the end of the year. For more information, click here.
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