Country Music Star Trace Adkins to Guest on NBC’s ‘Night Shift’ (Exclusive)

Grammy-nominated artist extends his work with military veterans in role on the medical drama

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Trace Adkins is headed to the emergency room at the San Antonio Medical Center. Don’t worry, he’s in perfect health.

The Grammy-nominated country music artist will guest star on an upcoming episode of NBC medical drama “The Night Shift,” TheWrap has learned.

Set to appear on an episode airing in early May, Adkins will play the leader of TC’s (Eoin Macken) MMA veteran therapy group. On the show, TC is ex-military, and his character this season has been dealing with his PTSD and trying to move past his issues to be in a relationship with Jordan (Jill Flint).

The role is perfectly suited for Adkins as he is a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, which helps military veterans with brain injuries, as well as the American Red Cross. He has also performed seven USO Tours.

Fans will remember that the country star won the first season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” He has also appeared on NBC’s “My Name Is Earl” and has lent his voice to Fox’s “King of the Hill” and “American Dad!” He is also starring on the Kickstarter-funded Civil War miniseries from director Mikael Salomon (“Band of Brothers”) and writer Michael Frost Beckner.

CAA represents Adkins.

“The Night Shift” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC.