Atkins, who was traveling on business, was not at the home but his two children and housekeeper were.
His wife Rhonda was out running errands and was only ten minutes away when the fire started in the garage of the 5,000 square foot Brentwood Tennessee home.
Trace and his wife had lived in the home for more than ten years.
A babysitter was able to get the children and family pets out of the house before calling the fire department.
Rhonda told a local reporter,
"I'm just numb," the singer's wife of 14 years told The Tennessean. "I'm sad because we lost irreplaceable things like all Trace's awards and our family photos. But you can replace things, not people. I'm just glad that my children are safe."
In addition to his country music career, Atkins has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2003, and has appeared on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice and several episodes of “King of the Hill”.
He is also the author of “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck”. His book was published in 2007 and showed his strong political and social views.
Trace is currently filming the movie “The First Ride of Wyatt Earp” starring alongside Val Kilmer. The film is due in theaters sometime next year.
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