Trace Adkins Stars as Bodyguard in New Series

Posted by Sarah Norton on 12/07/2009

Country singer Trace Adkins has landed a role in Lionsgate’s “Tough Trade,” the first original series pilot for EPIX.
In the series, Adkins will play “Scared,” a friend and bodyguard to Linwood Tucker (Sam Shepard). His character follows his own code of honor and is both respected and feared throughout Nashville.
"Tough Trade" is a contemporary one-hour drama about a three-generation Nashville music dynasty whose penchant for drink, debauchery and divorce has left them morally corrupt and on the verge of bankruptcy.  The family with little left is pinning its hopes on its former black sheep, a budding country star turned alternative rock heart throb.
“Tough Trade” is the first original series for EPIX, the new multi-platform entertainment service from Viacom Inc. and Lionsgate, which launched October 30, 2009.
Shooting for the series began this week in Nashville, Tennessee.