Doug Adkins

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Doug Adkins
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Background information
Birth nameDouglas Martin Adkins
Born (1963-10-03) October 3, 1963 (age 57)
OriginHavre, Montana, United States
GenresCountry and Americana
Occupation(s)Recording Artist, Touring Artist, Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1991–Present
LabelsINDEPENDENT
Websitewww.dougadkins.com

Douglas Martin Adkins[1] (born October 3, 1963) is an Americana/country music musician and songwriter who grew up in Montana, U.S.A. In 2020 Adkins chose Samu Haber and Rea Garvey, the coaches from Team Samu Rea[2] for the Anniversary The Voice of Germany (season 10). For the blind audition, Adkins sang the classic country hit "Achy Breaky Heart"[3] from Billy Ray Cyrus. Coach Mark Forster also turned around for Adkins, but in the end Adkins chose Haber and Garvey due to the country music elements they have in their songwriting.

In The Battles Adkins[4] sang against newcomer Claudia Pahl[5] from Tirol, Austria. Together they performed the Billie Eilish hit "Ocean Eyes".[6] The duet, performed the song in a country music direction and garnered worldwide attention and hundreds of thousands of views on The Voice of Germany Website[7] and received acclaim for its originality and daring approach.[8]

Between 1990 and 2020, Adkins recorded 10 original studio CDs. In 2005 Adkins worked with Nashville producer and bass player Mike Chapman[9] to bring about the CD Whiskey Salesman. Mike Chapman, known as one of the famous G Men[10] who are credited with recording the music on every Garth Brooks. Also recording on those first successful recordings were the legendary Brent Mason and J.T. Corenflos on Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Paul Franklin and Bruce Bouton on Steel Guitar, Lap Steel and Dobro, and Lonnie Wilson on Drums.

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.[11] Additionally "Whiskey Salesman" was also nominated for "Best Country Song of the Year" in 2008 by the "Independent Music Awards".[12] 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.[13]

Life and career[edit]

Adkins was born in Havre, Montana, the son of Marilyn and Jack Adkins. His father was an educator and basketball coach in Northeast Montana. Growing up, Doug lived in Westby, Montana, Culbertson, Montana, Froid, Montana and graduated high school from Sidney, Montana in 1982. Doug grew up singing with his sisters Jaclyn, Betty Jo, Theresa and Joan. Doug played basketball and golf in high school. Musically, Doug played Trombone and for 4 years in a row received a #1 Mark at the state level for performing solo Trombone.

Songwriter[edit]

As a songwriter Doug Adkins has written 250 songs and recorded 10 CDs. His greatest success came when he recorded the Whiskey Salesman sessions in Nashville with producer Mike Chapman. With the song "Whiskey Salesman" Adkins won the 2008 Independent Country Music Award for Top Single.[14] Also from the same recording sessions came the song "Window Shoppin'"[15] that brought Adkins popularity across Europe and the United States, giving much deserved respect among country songwriters.

Adkins tours regularly in Europe with occasional tours through the U.S. He's performed in the United States, Switzerland, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

Successes[edit]

- 2006/23/February - Song "Whiskey Salesman" reached #1 on European Country Hotdisc Charts and stayed at the #1 position for 4 consecutive weeks.[16]

- 2006/22/June - Song "Window Shoppin'" reaches #12 on European Country Hotdisc Charts.[17]

- 2008 - Doug Adkins was nominated for "Best Country Song of the Year" with his song "Whiskey Salesman" by the Independent Music Awards.[18]

- 2010/03/October - "Song Yippee ii Yippee aa'" reaches #14 on European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[19]

- 2010/28/November - Song "Ain't Gonna Play With Your Heart" reaches #14, spending 3 months from November 10, 2010 to January 30, 2011 on the European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[20]

- 2011/03/April - Song "Loved You More'" reaches #11 on European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[21]

- 2014/14/September - Song "Pretty Girls" recorded by Doug Adkins and Barry P. Foley[22] reaches #2 on European Country Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.[23]

- 2020/01/August - Selected Samu Haber and Rea Garvey from Team Samu Rea[24] for the Anniversary The Voice of Germany (season 10).

- 2020/01/October - Adkins sang the classic country hit "Achy Breaky Heart"[25] from Billy Ray Cyrus.

- 2020/01/November - In the Battles for The Voice of Germany[26] Doug Adkins and Claudia Pahl[27] performed the Billie Eilish hit "Ocean Eyes".[28] Doug Adkins and Claudia Pahl version on YouTube.[29]

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
  • 2016 Lonesome
  • 2018 Dirt Roads And Fence Lines

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dougadkins.com
  2. ^ https://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/teams/samu-rea
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc
  4. ^ https://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/talente/staffel-10/douglas-adkins
  5. ^ https://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/talente/staffel-10/claudia-pahl
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viimfQi_pUw
  7. ^ https://www.the-voice-of-germany.de
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_VumCR2IG0&t=60s
  9. ^ "Mike Chapman: allmusic.com credits". Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  10. ^ https://eu.tennessean.com/story/money/2016/10/18/garth-brooks-g-men-get-their-moment-spotlight/91732552/
  11. ^ "Hotdisc Number 1s CHART ARCHIVES: Independent Country Music Chart Directory". Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  12. ^ "Doug Adkins: 8th Annual Program – Country Song IMA Nominee". Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Maura McKinney Mastro Charts: 22 June 2006 #12 "Window Shoppin'" by Doug Adkins". Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  14. ^ "CHi #1's 2006: Independent Country Music Awards". Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Maura McKinney Mastro Charts: 22 June 2006 #12 "Window Shoppin'" by Doug Adkins". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  16. ^ "CHi #1's 2006: Independent Country Music Chart Directory". Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Maura McKinney Mastro Charts: 22 June 2006 #12 "Window Shoppin'" by Doug Adkins". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  18. ^ "Doug Adkins: 8th Annual Program – Country Song IMA Nominee". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  19. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 03 October 2010 "Yippee ii Yippee aa'" by Doug Adkins at #14 Chart Position". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  20. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 28 November 2010 "Ain't Gonna Play With Your Heart" by Doug Adkins at #14 Chart Position". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 03 April 2011 "Loved You More" by Doug Adkins at #11 Chart Position". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  22. ^ "Barry P Foley, songwriter Pretty Girls". Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  23. ^ "Hotdisc Top 40 Charts: 2014/14/September "Pretty Girls" by Doug Adkins and Barry P. Foley at #2 Chart Position". Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  24. ^ https://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/teams/samu-rea
  25. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc
  26. ^ https://www.the-voice-of-germany.de
  27. ^ https://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/talente/staffel-10/claudia-pahl
  28. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viimfQi_pUw
  29. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_VumCR2IG0&t=60s

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