Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2011 the Brentwood, Tennessee, home of Trace and Rhonda Adkins was destroyed by fire?

Sadly, it's true. Luckily though, no one was hurt, though the singer's career memorabilia was almost completely wiped out.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Trace Adkins.

  • He stands at 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 wrote the autobiography A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck (2007).