MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer and film/TV actor Trace Adkins teams up with award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge for the music video premiere of their collaboration, “Love Walks Through The Rain,” out now.
The release adds even more anticipation to the Season 1 finale of FOX’s Country music drama series, MONARCH, airing at 9pm ET/8pm CT and stars Adkins in the role of Albie Roman.
Ahead of the last episode, CMT will reveal an exclusive first look at the video across CMT, CMT Music, CMT.com, and the Paramount Times Square Billboard in New York City. The clip will then debut on YouTube at 7pm ET/6pm CT at https://ffm.to/lovewalksthroughtherainomv .
Enlisting Etheridge for a dark-and-stormy power ballad, Adkins tributes a heart’s capacity to overcome in “Love Walks Through The Rain” – whether it’s a force of nature or a man-made disaster. With Etheridge’s electrifying vocal hitting like a lightning bolt, and Adkins’ rumbling baritone following like a distant clap of thunder, the pair team up for a one-two punch of rootsy romantic toughness.
Likewise, the track’s moody video produced and directed by Mike Stryker and Andrew Rozario captures that power on film. While a storm rages outside, a distraught couple in a darkened house battle their own emotional elements, nearly succumbing to the pain of a fight. But with Adkins and Etheridge narrating, they soon find shelter from the wind and rain of turmoil, ready to carry on once more.
“I am honored that the great Melissa Etheridge, one of the most recognizable voices in any genre of music, agreed to perform this song with me,” Adkins explains. “Many thanks to my friends at CMT for the continued support throughout the years and debuting the video for ‘Love Walks Through The Rain’ in Times Square!”
“When Trace asked me to join him on his 25th anniversary album, I knew I had to say yes,” says Etheridge. “‘Love Walks Through The Rain’ was a really awesome project both to film and record and I can’t wait for everyone to see the finished product.”
The song is part of Adkins widely praised THE WAY I WANNA GO album (Verge Records) that Billboard applauded as a “creative tour de force” and celebrated the 25th anniversary of his breakout debut DREAMIN’ OUT LOUD. Mixing pure-Country reverence with his bold charisma, the 25-track project also features standout collaborations with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder on harmonica and more.
Living up to his character’s role as the patriarch of Country music’s royal family in MONARCH, Adkins has solidified his own place as one of the genre’s leading icons. With his successful headline THE WAY I WANNA GO TOUR named after his current album, Adkins has commanded stages from coast to coast and will extend into 2023. Check out full list of tour dates here.
Adkins is gracing the covers of MusicRow and Hook & Barrel magazines on stands now, with recent profiles in PEOPLE, Nashville Lifestyles, US Weekly, and more.