Rascal Flatts joined the Opry on this date in 2011, Jason Aldean was runnin'  wide open in 2008, Keith Urban was on a golden road in 2002 and more.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 08 October, 2012.

  • Rascal Flatts joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2011.
  • Craig Campbell sang "Family Man" during his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2010.
  • Jason Aldean kicked off his first CMT-sponsored headlining tour at the Ramsey Center in Cullhowee, North Carolina in 2008.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.