Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1996 Capitol released Trace Adkins' debut album?

It's true! It was titled "Dreamin' Out Loud".

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Trace Adkins.

  • He stands 6'6" tall.
  • He played college football and studied petroleum technology at Louisiana Tech University.
  • He accidentally cut off a finger while working on an oil rig after college; it was later reattached.
  • He was shot by his then-wife Julie Curtis in 1994; he did not press charges.
  • He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2003.