|Trace Adkins picks unknown singer for TV duets|
|By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “Celebrity Apprentice” finalist Trace Adkins has an apprentice of his own.
In the market for a duet partner, Adkins picked out an unknown singer he saw at a junior-college fundraiser to join him for his appearances this week on “Today” and “Fox & Friends.” He surprised 23-year-old Maureen Maltez with a copy of the song during a jazz dance class two weeks ago, and after a few quick rehearsals, the two boarded a plane Tuesday to New York.
“There were any number of seasoned professionals here in town that of course I could have gone with and they would have done a beautiful job,” Adkins said. “But I saw her sing ... and I remembered her and I just thought, ‘I bet it would really mean something if she... More