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,” tomorrow December 6. 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.
ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: In his storied career in Country music, Trace Adkins has sold over 11 MILLION albums, charted 40 singles on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, earned numerous awards, multiple GRAMMY nominations, and garnered over TWO BILLION streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for nearly two decades, the Louisiana native is known for his dynamic baritone, fiery live performance, and notable roles as an actor in film and TV. Since his 1996 breakout debut DREAMIN’ OUT LOUD delivered smashes “Every Light In The House,” which hit Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and #1 “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing),” Adkins has pioneered a mix of classic Country minded traditionalism and adventurous, good-natured showmanship, breaking open new avenues in modern Country through fun-filled hits like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Hillbilly Bone” with Blake Shelton. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his debut with 2021’s release THE WAY I WANNA GO (Verge Records), the 25-song album has been applauded by Billboard as “a creative tour de force that serves up the lyrical and stylistic diversity that would make his hero [Ronnie] Milsap proud,” with Rolling Stone calling it “lighthearted club-ready fun…,” and PEOPLE praising it’s “packed to the hilt with hits.” From profound traditional balladry to clever-Country party anthems, the Mickey Jack Cones and Derek George produced project features special guests Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Melissa Etheridge, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder on harmonica and more. With his headline THE WAY I WANNA GO TOUR extending into 2023, Adkins is now starring in FOX’s new Country music drama series, MONARCH.
ABOUT MELISSA ETHERIDGE: Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy® telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease. On October 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. She followed that up with the release of The Medicine Show in April, 2019. For The Medicine Show, Melissa reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks and sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing. In June of 2020, Etheridge launched her own live streaming subscription and single ticket concert platform, Etheridge TV and has done over 200 live streams in 2020. On September 17, 2021, Melissa released a new album called One Way Out. The 9-track album is a collection of songs Etheridge wrote in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s that never made the cut….until now! The time is finally right, and fans will finally get a deeper glimpse to who Melissa was then.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/12/tune-in-trace-adkins-love-walks-through-the-rain-music-video-featuring-melissa-etheridge-drops-as-the-season-finale-of-monarch-airs-on-fox-12-6/Press ReleaseVideos"Love Walks Through The Rain",CMT,Hook & Barrel,Melissa Etheridge,Monarch,musicrow,Paramount Times Square Billb oard,trace adkins,youtube