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Trace Adkins trades in his microphone for a hammer


Trace Adkins will join the Extreme Makeover team on October 18/

Not only does Trace Adkins have a successful country career but he also has a heart. On October 18 fans of Adkins will get to watch him help build a house on Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC.

Adkins has worked with Extreme Makeover three times and this time the house he will help build is for wounded police officer, Carlton Marshall who lives in Lancaster, TX. While leading a Dallas Police Department SWAT team Marshall was shot causing him to lose his hearing and most of his mobility.

The house Marshall and his wife had been living in posed many mobility problems to Marshall who had been confined to a wheelchair since his accident. In addition to the house not being easily accessible if in a wheelchair the house was infested with snakes and the foundation of the house was slowly sinking.

By building another house for the family the Marshall’s were able to return to volunteer work. The couple uses horseback therapy to help children and adults with mental and physical challenges.

In an interview with the Times Herald-Record Adkins said about working on the Marshall’s house, “it was emotional. All of his fellow police officers were there and all the emotion on those tough guys' faces — it was heavy. It was a beautiful moment.”

Extreme Makeover Home Edition can be seen on ABC, Sundays at 8/7 central.