August 31, 2009
Trace Adkins has landed the role of a judge in a TV singing competition for an upcoming independent movie, Lifted. Adkins will play Jimmy Knox, the guest judge on the fictional competition, Teen Starquest. The film is currently being shot in Birmingham, Ala., and also stars Dash Mihok, Nicki Aycox, James Handy, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and 12-year-old Uriah Shelton as Henry Matthews, the lead character who auditions for the show when his father is re-deployed to Iraq. The film is expected to be released in September 2010.