TODAY | May 15, 2013
>> we're kicking it country with grammy-nominated music legend trace adkins .
>> he sold more than 10 million albums.
>> just yesterday. he's out with his 11th studio album , a collection of love songs .
>> and it's called "love will."
>> busy, busy, busy.
>> you are on "apprentice" sunday nights. you and penn are in the finals. poor little lisa rinna .
>> she was practically crying. and her tiny little bottom. wasn't nice.
>> she's so cute. i love her.
>> she's a doll.
>> but it wasn't gentlemanly of either one of you guys.
>> well, i didn't --
>> you didn't cut her.
>> you weren't in the boardroom with her.
>> no, i had nothing to do with that.
>> tell us about the standoff with you and penn . how will it go down?
>> i'll win but he'll make a good showing.
>> you came to win, you said.
>> yeah, i didn't really want to do the thing, then when i said i'll do it. i said i'll win. i'm going to go win.
>> for competitiveness. did you have that in school? were you look a football player?
>> yeah, i'm an old jock.
>> you like penn , you guys have a good relationship. you're friends.
>> yeah, i've known penn for several years. we're not close.
>> there's no bromance.
>> but we hung out together. i've gone to his shows and he's come to mine. you know, so any time i go to vegas i try to go to his show.
>> but you can put all that aside like hoda and i do when it comes to the competition. you love one another, but you're going to win.
>> or in your case how much you dislike each other and you pretend that you like each other.
>> whatever works.
>> you are both always drunk anyway.
>> hey, that is a rumor.
>> that is a --
>> no, it's not. no, it's not. i can smell you both right now.
>> don't look behind the chairs.
>> that's hoda's.
>> so let's talk about your music.
>> did your all mommies dress you all alike today?
>> now you're getting on our nerves, big boy .
>> how is your mom?
>> that's an inside joke. sorry.
>> let's talk about your music, shall we? love songs .
>> this album is nothing but love songs . but keep in mind, i'm the guy that thinks that honky-tonk ba-dong-kadonk is a love song .
>> it's not muzak love songs .
>> no, it's not like a bread album.
>> i like bread.
>> solid reference. but you're going to meet a guy in this country that admits he ever listened to a bread album.
>> but he took a chick to a bread concert.
>> but this album is a deal closer.
>> oh, my word.
>> just saying. put this album on and have some wine and, you know, and if this doesn't close the deal, you should probably think about moving on.
>> another profession.
>> you're very free speaking about all this stuff with your beautiful wife just a stone's throw away from us.
>> yes, she's right over here.
>> she's gorgeous.
>> and she's with maureen maltess.
>> how long have you been married?
>> 16 years on saturday.
>> what did you guys do for your anniversary?
>> went to hawaii .
>> only you could say it like it wasn't fun.
>> hey, i'm going to say this. i'm not paid by the hawaii tourist bureau, but i went to hawaii and i was like, you know, i could go to destin.
>> near pensacola.
>> and have the same experience.
>> palm trees and sand. i don't have to fly 12 hours to go to maui.
>> gee. you are fun.
>> what song are you going to sing for us?
>> i can get drunk and lay in the dirt anywhere.
>> all right.
>> i don't have to fly, you know, i don't have to fly to hawaii . i'm just saying.
>> all righty.
>> a good place to have a navy base , i guess.
>> hopefully your wife had a better time than you did.