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Eric Church is Caught In The Act This Day in Country Music – October 8th (Video)

2012 – Eric Church launches a two-night stand at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga. The shows are recorded for the 2013 concert album “Caught In The Act: Live”.


2011 – Rascal Flatts joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing three songs in the process: “Why Wait,” “I Won’t Let Go” and “Life Is A Highway.” Former Brooks & Dunn member Ronnie Dunn also makes his solo Opry debut.


2008 – Jason Aldean kicks off his first headlining tour at the Ramsey Center in Cullhowee, North Carolina. Also on the CMT-sponsored bill: Lady Antebellum and Eric Durrance.


2004 – Keith Urban launches his first headlining tour, sponsored by CMT, at Emens Auditorium in Muncie, Indiana.


2003 – Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge tape an episode of “CMT Crossroads,” hosted by Radney Foster, at the Sony Television Studios in Los Angeles. The women join voices on “9 To 5,” “I Will Always Love You” and Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line”.


2002 – Trace Adkins suffers a hairline sternum fracture and bruises when he’s pinned under a tractor in a freak accident while building a gravel road on his property in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He’s immediately hospitalized and cancels two Texas concerts.


1994 – Toby Keith takes up residence at #1 on the Billboard chart with “Who’s That Man”.


1984 – Anne Murray is the only double-winner in the 18th annual Country Music Association awards, held at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Murray becomes the first woman to win Album of the Year, for “A Little Good News,” while the title track wins Single.


1977 – “Heaven’s Just A Sin Away” brings The Kendalls their first #1 country single in Billboard.


1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis records “Great Balls Of Fire” at the Sun Studios in Memphis.


1953 – Ricky Lee Phelps is born in Paragould, Arkansas. He sings lead for The Kentucky HeadHunters, twice named Vocal Group of the Year by the Country Music Association, before leaving the band in 1992 to form Brother Phelps.

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