Adkins has been singing gospel music since 1972and has traveled over 1.2 million miles on the road and over half a million in the air. He is a Grammy nominee and three-time Dove award nominee. He performed on the million selling Chicken Soup for the Country Soul CD. There are over 4 million of his works in print. He has shared the stage or recordings with The Isaacs, The Bishops, Dolly Parton, The Wilburns, Alan Jackson, George Jones, The Cathedrals, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gold City, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie, J.D. Sumner and the Stamps and many more.
Adkins is President of Music City Gospel in Nashville TN - his record label where he has produced J.D. Sumner and the Stamps and other groups. As a songwriter, he has had 145 songs recorded. Some have gone top 40, even top ten and been nominated for Song of the Year. As a record label executive, he has promoted number one songs, holds the historical record for 22 songs on the national charts in one month and was named Promoter of the Year. As a minister, he has been called the Pastor of Gospel Music and a friend to hurting people. As a preacher, he brings life changing messages- one pastor stated; He had my people in the palm of Gods hand. He has written syndicated columns for The Singing News, The Gospel Voice, Gospel Notes, Christian Youth Today and dozens of other publications.
He has been at Thomas Road Baptist Church with Jerry Falwell, with Jack Van Impe, B.R. Lakin, G.B. Vick, Hyman Appelman and John R. Rice. His bout with Lymphoma Cancer, a terrible auto accident, the loss of his parents, 3 heart attacks, and his recovery are major influences in his life and ministry.
He has varied but focused experience in his chosen field of music and ministry.
I sing every week, sometimes 6 dates in one week. I travel to FL, AZ, TX, OK, KY, NE, CO, IA, ID, WA, OR, CA, NM, IN, PA, MI, MO, AR, NC, WV, SD, WY, GA, MS, AL, OH, TN, Canada, Mexico, a few I probably left out and will be going to Asia for a month next year.
Bill Gaither, Cathedrals, Gold City, Carroll Roberson, Ricky Nelson, Beatles, Imperials, Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams, Andy Williams, Elvis Presley, Southern Gospel Music, Country Music, Contemporary Christian Music.