Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1998 Trace Adkins' "Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone" video premiered on CMT?

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Here are 5 little known truths about Trace Adkins.

  • In high school, he was part of a gospel singing group, called the New Commitment Quartet.
  • He hates slow drivers, and he is afraid of snakes.
  • His second wife, Julie, with whom he has two daughters, shot him in the chest during a domestic dispute.
  • After he graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in petroleum technology, his left pinky was cut off while he was working on an oil rig.
  • He idolizes country stars like Merle Haggard and Ronnie Milsap, but also rock bands like the Eagles, Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd.