Sunday, June 5, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

Fire destroyed Trace Adkins' Brentwood, TN home on Saturday afternoon. Trace and his wife Rhonda weren't home, but two of their daughters were, along with family friends who were watching the girls while Rhonda ran errands. She was about three minutes away from the house when a neighbor called to let her know the house was on fire, and by the time she made it home, the house was fully engulfed and her daughters and friends were at their designated meeting place in case of emergency. According to reports, no family members or pets were injured in the fire, which gutted the home.

Trace was on the way to Alaska for concerts when he heard the news, and he's scheduled to be back in Nashville on Thursday if he doesn't cancel the concerts and come home sooner. Brentwood assistant fire chief Brian Goss said that an investigation is ongoing looking into the cause of the fire, which apparently started in the garage.

Rhonda said that the family lost a lot of items with sentimental value including all of Trace's awards, but added, "It's just stuff. You can replace things, not people. I’m just glad that my children are safe." She was grateful to the Brentwood Fire Department for teaching fire safety seminars in school, which helped their daughters be clear-headed and stay safe during the emergency. According to Rhonda, she and the family will stay at their Eagleville, TN farm for the time being.