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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