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Country Singer Trace Adkins Punches New Lenox Trace Adkins Impersonator on Cruise Ship: Report

The dustup reportedly landed the real Trace Adkins in rehab. We imagine fake Trace Adkins is landing back in New Lenox some time or other.

The real Trace Adkins? Credit: Getty Images
The real Trace Adkins? Credit: Getty Images
NEW LENOX, IL — A Trace Adkins impersonator (there's a Trace Adkins impersonator?) took a punch from the real Trace Adkins on a cruise ship, radio station WJOL reported.

TMZ was also on the story but didn't say anything about New Lenox. Here's what TMZ did say: "Trace was headlining a country cruise headed to Jamaica. He was in the bar when something happened between him and a Trace impersonator who was doing Karaoke. Trace—who had been sober for 12 years—had fallen off the wagon and got into a physical fight with the impersonator."

WJOL identifies fake Trace Adkins as a man named Mike Larsen. A Trace Adkins impersonator from New Lenox identifying himself both as "Mike" and "Trace AKA" claims he is a "look-alike/impersonator to the country music artist Trace Adkins."

Trace AKA says he is available "for events, acting, commercials, promotions, birthday parties, I sing the most popular songs of Trace Adkins. I have been in the magazine Country Weekly with Trace and on youtube with him (Trace meets Trace). I am more than willing to work hard to put on the best show possible for those that are interested."

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Phillygirl January 17, 2014 at 12:46 AM
Oh, Trace, say it ain't so! Damn! Well, welcome back, bud.
Flora Dora January 17, 2014 at 07:46 AM
He's as good as the real Trace! Talk about doubles.
NL4LIFE January 17, 2014 at 08:01 AM
It's like punching yourself in the face.
NL4LIFE January 17, 2014 at 08:01 AM
You're punching yourself, you're punching yourself.
Mike McCord January 17, 2014 at 09:23 AM
I wonder how thwy knew who threw the first punch.
NL4LIFE January 17, 2014 at 09:55 AM
No I'm the real Trace.
Ty Conderoga January 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM
He left no Trace behind.
FOBESQ January 17, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Disgrace Atkins more like it.
Poot January 17, 2014 at 09:14 PM
Gee, think he'll sue?
Richard Light January 18, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Grow up folks
Sue Brat Kee Ashe January 18, 2014 at 07:49 PM
You need to get your facts straight here, the Mike Larsen is an annoying jerk who thinks he is Trace, wants to be Trace and was signing autographs with Trace's name. NOT COOL! Mike Larsen is a long time joke to all the Illinois fans and I am sure beyond that too. Trace did not punch the guy http://news.radio.com/2014/01/16/trace-adkins-cruise-ship-fight-eyewitness-account-from-love-thefts-stephen-barker-liles/
Sue Brat Kee Ashe January 19, 2014 at 08:57 PM
@Poot: If he does try and sue - for what? For getting dressed down and yelled at? # 1 he didn't get hit in the first place and # 2 He was signing another man's name so HE should be sued for taking his little "look alike: crap wayyyy too far.
Judy Gross January 31, 2014 at 09:47 AM
So while everyone is throwing these two guys under that well used bus, the real story from Mikes daughter is that her dad and Trace had a few words but NEVER anything beyond that!
Jeff Lebowski January 31, 2014 at 09:57 AM
I was there and I saw Trace roundhouse kick the Fake Trace multiple times until he was bloody. I can't believe Trace Fans will go so far to lie about this tragic event.
Paul Greene February 03, 2014 at 11:21 AM
My wife and I saw Trace Adkins at the Grand Ole Opry two or three years ago. I thought he had anger management problems then.

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