Hank Williams Jr. got into trouble with the National Football League on this date in 2011, Trace Adkins was the "Angel of ... Death"  in 2008, Tim McGraw grows his lawn in 1998, Marty Stuart was a hillbilly in 1989 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 03 October, 2012.

  • ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.'s "Monday Night Football" theme the same day the singer made a statement on FOX News widely interpreted as comparing president Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in 2011.
  • An American Carol debuted in movie theaters in 2008 with Trace Adkins playing a ghost in the political satire. Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper and Leslie Nielsen also starred in the film.



  • Tim McGraw claimed the top spot on the Billboard country chart with "Where The Green Grass Grows" in 1998.
  • Collin Raye's "In This Life" climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1992.
  • Marty Stuart's Hillbilly Rock album was released in 1989.
  • Alabama and Debbie Reynolds were featured on the season premiere of NBC's Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters in 1981.
  • Earl Scruggs suffered a fractured hip in an early-morning automobile accident 15 miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee in 1955. His wife, Louise, and sons Gary and Randy Scruggs were also hurt in the crash.
  • Hank Snow recorded the Number One single, "Let Me Go Lover," in 1954.
  • Elvis Presley made his first public singing appearance at a talent contest in 1945.

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Dave D.