Doug Adkins

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Doug Adkins
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Background information
Born (1963-10-03) October 3, 1963 (age 51)
Origin Havre, Montana, USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1991–Present
Labels MEGA, ZYX, Lyric Mountain
Website www.dougadkins.com

Douglas Martin Adkins (born October 3, 1963) is a country music singer and songwriter. Between 1990 and 2010, Adkins recorded 8 original studio CDs. In 2005 Adkins worked with Nashville producer and bass player Mike Chapman[1] to bring about the CD Whiskey Salesman. In addition to playing on Adkins' CD, Mike Chapman also played bass guitar on studio sessions for Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, Leann Rimes, Trisha Yearwood , Joe Diffie, Chris Ledoux and many others. Chapman brought in guitar legends Brent Mason and J.T. Corenflos to give Adkins a top Nashville sound. The first track to be released from the CD Whiskey Salesman stayed at the #1 position on the European Hotdisc Top 40 Country Charts for the weeks of 23 February and 2 March 2006.[2] Additionally Whiskey Salesman was also nominated for "Best Country Song of the Year" in 2008 by the "Independent Music Awards".[3] The second song to be released off the Whiskey Salesman CD was "Window Shoppin, and reached the #12 position on the European Hotdisc Top 40 Country Charts.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Adkins was born in Havre, Montana, the son of Marilyn and Jack Adkins. His father, and educator and basketball coach in Northeast Montana. Growing up, Doug lived in Westby, Culbertson, Froid and graduated high school from Sidney Montana. Doug grew up singing with his sisters Jackie, Betty Jo, Thereasa and Joan.

Songwriter[edit]

During his songwriting career, primarily in the Country genre. It was the sessions produced by Mike Chapman, with the songs "Whiskey Salesman"[5] and "Window Shoppin'"[6] that initially brought Adkins popularity across Europe and gave Adkins much deserved respect among country songwriters.

Adkins tours mostly in Europe and in addition to touring the U.S., has toured Switzerland, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.[7]

Successes[edit]

- 2006/23/February - Song "Whiskey Salesman" reaches #1 on European Country Hotdisc Charts and stayed at the #1 position for 4 consecutive weeks.[8]

- 2006/22/June - Song "Window Shoppin'" reaches #12 on European Country Hotdisc Charts.[9]

- 2008 - Doug Adkins was nominated for "Best Country Song of the Year" with his song Whiskey Salesman by the "Independent Music Awards".[10]

- 2010/03/October - "Song Yippee ii Yippee aa'" reaches #14 on European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[11]

- 2010/28/November - "Song Ain't Gonna Play With Your Heart" reaches #14, spending from November 10, 2010 to January 30, 2011 on the European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[12]

- 2011/03/April - Song "Loved You More'" reaches #11 on European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[13]

- 2014/14/September - Song "Pretty Girls" recorded by Doug Adkins and Barry P. Foley[14] reaches #2 on European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[15]

- 2014/16/October - Song "Pretty Girls" recorded by Doug Adkins and Barry P. Foley[16] reaches #1 position the German Country Music Airplay Charts, edging out Tim McGraw & Faith Hill with their single "Meanwhile Back At Mama`s."[17]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1990 Just Livin‍ '​
  • 1993 Habits and Hearts
  • 1995 Cowboy Comes Alive
  • 1998 Time Keeps Movin On
  • 2002 A Losin' Soul
  • 2005 Whiskey Salesman
  • 2007 One More Mile To Go
  • 2010 Waltz Across Montana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Chapman: allmusic.com credits". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "CHi #1's 2006: Independent Country Music Chart Directory". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Doug Adkins: 8th Annual Program – Country Song IMA Nominee". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maura McKinney Mastro Charts: 22 June 2006 #12 "Window Shoppin'" by Doug Adkins". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "CHi #1's 2006: Independent Country Music Chart Directory". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Maura McKinney Mastro Charts: 22 June 2006 #12 "Window Shoppin'" by Doug Adkins". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Doug Adkins: Concert and Tour Dates". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "CHi #1's 2006: Independent Country Music Chart Directory". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Maura McKinney Mastro Charts: 22 June 2006 #12 "Window Shoppin'" by Doug Adkins". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Doug Adkins: 8th Annual Program – Country Song IMA Nominee". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 03 October 2010 "Yippee ii Yippee aa'" by Doug Adkins at #14 Chart Position". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 28 November 2010 "Ain't Gonna Play With Your Heart" by Doug Adkins at #14 Chart Position". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 03 April 2011 "Loved You More" by Doug Adkins at #11 Chart Position". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Barry P Foley, songwriter Pretty Girls". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 2014/14/September "Pretty Girls" by Doug Adkins and Barry P. Foley at #2 Chart Position". Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Barry P Foley, songwriter Pretty Girls". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Country Mag - Germany Country Music Airplay Charts: 2014/16/October "Pretty Girls" by Doug Adkins and Barry P. Foley at #1 Chart Position Germany Country Music Airplay Charts". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 

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