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Craig Campbell Debuts At The Opry, Trace Adkins Gets Pinned Under A Tractor – Today In Country Music History

Sonia Leigh and Craig Campbell pose backstage at the CAA showcase during the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame on October 3, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images of IEBA)

Craig Campbell made his Grand Ole Opry debut on this date in 2010, Keith Urban kicked off his first headlining tour in 2004 and Trace Adkins was pinned under a tractor in 2002.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 08 October, 2011.

  • Craig Campbell sang “Family Man” during his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2010.
  • Jason Aldean kicked off his first headlining tour at the Ramsey Center in Cullhowee, North Carolina in 2008. Lady Antebellum and Eric Durrance were also on the CMT-sponsored bill.
  • Keith Urban launched his first headlining tour, sponsored by CMT, at Emens Auditorium, in Muncie, Indiana in 2004.
  • Keith Urban‘s Golden Road album was released in 2002.
  • Trace Adkins suffered a hairline sternum fracture and bruises when he was pinned under a tractor in a freak accident while building a gravel road on his property in Rutherford County, Tennessee in 2002. He was hospitalized and canceled two concerts.
  • Toby Keith claimed the Number One spot on the Billboard chart with “Who’s That Man” in 1994.
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • Hank Snow and Hubert Long were inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame in 1979.
  • “Heaven’s Just A Sin Away” brought The Kendalls their first Number One country single in Billboard in 1977.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis recorded “Great Balls Of Fire” at the Sun Studios in Memphis in 1957.
  • Ernest Tubb‘s “Slipping Around” began 17 consecutive weeks at Number One in 1949.

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Dave D.

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