Hickok is one of the newest western films. It revolves around the story of a bizarre American folk hero named “Wild” Bill Hickok, who becomes a marshal in a number of towns scattered throughout the Wild West. The film concentrates mainly on Hickok’s regime over Abilene, Kansas where he duels with Phil Coe.
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The movie is not the first collaboration between Adkins and Kristofferson. In fact, they have recently worked together to release a fresh music video, became co-stars in the 2016 western movie, Traded, whose director is the same genius behind Hickok.
Adkins’ innate ability to project such a low, dominating and thunder-like voice made him easily fit into Hickok’s antagonist’s role, Cole. Meanwhile, Kristofferson stars as Abilene’s mayor. Together, the talented and world-renowned country artists add more color and spice to the entire plot.
Kris Kristofferson has been making waves in the entertainment industry since 1966. Under his belt are numerous songs, albums, and movies with an excellent quality that has spanned time. Some of his works include his biggest break, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’. It was this song that earned him the title of songwriter of the year at the time that the musical piece was released. His original hits also include Jody and the Kid (performed by Roy Drusky), Once More with Feeling (Jerry Lee Lewis), From the Bottle to the Bottom (Billy Walker and the Tennessee Walkers), Your Time’s Comin’ (Faron Young), and Me and Bobby McGee (performed by Roger Miller). After signing to Monument Records as a recording artist, he released his debut album, Kristofferson. His latest album is entitled Cedar Creek Sessions. The album led him to be nominated for a Grammy, although William Bell ended up bringing home the award.
As for his string of acting accomplishments, it can be witnessed in the following films—Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Blume in Love, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Vigilante Force, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, Convoy, Flashpoint (He won the best actor), and Sorcerer, to name a few.
Trace Adkin’s first appearance in the world of music and acting was in 1995. He released his first single in 1996, There’s a Girl in Texas. It reached the 20th spot on the Billboard chart for Hot Country Singles and Tracks. Due to the immensely positive reception that his single received, it was a no-brainer that his debut album, Dreamin Out Loud, was the source of many more of his hit singles. Some of which include I Left Something Turned on at Home, (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing, The Rest of Mine and Every Light in the House. Earlier this year, Adkins had released Something’s Goin’ On, his twelfth and latest album.
The movie Hickok will premiere in 10 cities across the U.S. on the 7th of July. Some of the cities included for the initial showing are Dallas, LA, Chicago, and Denver. Knowing that both Adkins and Kristofferson, as well as their co-stars in the film, Bruce Dern and Luke Hemsworth individually, have such massive fanbase, Hickok will probably cause long lines in theaters and become an insistent public demand!