We have some sad news about Trace Adkins' to report on, his wife Rhonda Adkins has filed for a divorce after nearly 17 years of marriage.

TMZ is reporting that Rhonda filed the papers in Tennessee, citing "irreconcilable differences." Taste of Country adds that she is also asking for primary custody of the couple’s children, as well as child support, alimony and all her legal fees.

According to the docs, the couple was married in 1997 and separated on Monday. They have three daughters (aged 16, 12, and 9). Rhonda wants primary residential custody as well as child support. She also wants alimony.

And this is interesting ... she wants to be named the sole beneficiary of Trace's life insurance policy."

TMZ is also reporting that it's unclear if the divorce is linked to Trace's alcohol issues.

It has not been a good 2014 for Trace so far. We hope the best to him and his family during this hard time.