Trace Adkins' father dies

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Trace Adkins attends the "Celebrity Apprentice All Stars" Season 13 Press Conference at Jack Studios on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

Trace Adkins' father dies

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Feb 3, 2014

Heartbreaking news for Trace Adkins and family. Music Row reports that the country star's father, Aaron, has died. No further details are available at this time. Trace had recently left a rehab facility, where he was being treated after relapsing in his battle with alcoholism, to be at his ailing father's side.

The elder Adkins, a longtime mill worker, was photographed in June 2012 with Trace and his newborn grandson, Jackson. 

Trace entered rehab after a confrontation last month with an impersonator on a country music cruise. According to a statement, the singer-songwriter, who also briefly left rehab to purchase a guitar, had taken his first drink in more than a decade.