Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1996 Trace Adkins made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry?

It's true!  After singing "Every Light In The House," he dropped to one knee, called out girlfriend Rhonda Forlaw and asked her to marry him. She said yes!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Trace Adkins.

  • 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).
  • He garnered second place in the 2008 edition of The Celebrity Apprentice.
  • He was the inspiration for the comic-book character Luke McBain, who appeared in a four-part comic series in 2009.
  • He is a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.