Be Specific: Martina McBride and Trace Adkins are tour buddies
When country queen Martina McBride and honky tonk tough guy Trace Adkins announced that they'd be embarking on an epic U.S. tour together, it seemed a bit of a strange match -- something the pair played up in funny series of promotional videos that are still streaming on McBride's Web site.
"It may seem like an odd fit on the outside," says McBride of the touring partnership. "But the fact of the matter is he's a great artist with a lot of great songs." Adkins says the feelings are mutual. "I just enjoy listening to the girl sing," he says. "She's one of the premiere vocalists that we have in this business and it's been a pleasure to get to listen to her."
With the duo's tour rolling through the Patriot Center on Sunday, Click Track wanted to find out what these superstars really thought about each other. In two separate interviews, we asked a gaggle of "Newlywed Game"-inspired questions to see how close these tour-buddies have become.
(Favorite songs and comfort foods, after the jump.)
What is Trace's favorite song to play on this tour?
McBride: "You're Gonna Miss This?"
Adkins: My favorite is the fan's favorite. Right now it still seems to be "[Honkytonk] Badonkadonk."
What is Martina's favorite song to play on this tour?
McBride: If I don't like singing a song on stage I don't do it anymore. I love singing "Broken WIng" and "Independence Day" and "This One's for the Girls" and "Concrete Angel."
Adkins: "Concrete Angel"
Who takes longer in sound check?
McBride: We take about the same amount of time.
Adkins: I haven't seen her sound check, but I know I don't take very long.
What's Trace's favorite way to kill time on tour?
McBride: Watching football?
Adkins: Usually it's playing golf, but this time of year it's not an option. Watching the news eats up a lot of my day. I'm on the phone a lot, too, taking care of other business.
What's Martina's favorite way to kill time on tour?
McBride: I read and watch movies.
Adkins: Probably chasing her kids around.
What's Trace's favorite comfort food on the road?
McBride: [No hesitation] Fried chicken.
Adkins: Fried chicken is usually pretty consistent.
What's Martina's favorite comfort food?
McBride: I like to eat really healthy out there so I make a big, huge salad. Pretty boring.
Adkins: I don't know if she eats! She's maybe 75, 80 pounds. I don't know.
January 29, 2010; 3:45 PM ET
Categories: Be specific | Tags: Martina McBride, Trace Adkins
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