That Other Woman's Child opened on December 2, 1982 at the Callboard Theatre, a small equity-waiver theatre in Los Angeles, California. The show was praised by both audiences and critics. Daily Variety called it a “winner” and “a musical with a future,” stating, “…this country musical has enough character and charm about it to disarm skeptics – there’s hit potential written all over it.” The Los Angeles Times said, That Other Woman’s Child “…succeeds in wedding country music with the American musical theater …and could go the distance.” Los Angeles Magazine was equally complimentary, saying, the musical was “…a foot-stomping, high-spirited, hootin’-and-hollerin’, pickin’-and-twangin’ yarn” and “… as cheerful and upbeat a way to spend a theatrical evening as you can find.”
The Callboard Theatre production of That Other Woman's Child was slated to run for five weeks, but due to sell-out audiences, ran for five months until May 7, 1983, finally closing when the theatre was no longer available.
Although the musical was then tucked way, it remained in the hearts and minds of the original creative team, who moved on to other projects.
In 2003, with the rising popularity of bluegrass making its way across the country, Sherry Landrum and George S. Clinton decided to take time from their busy schedules to return to That Other Woman's Child. They updated the script and added four new songs, making the show even stronger and more relevant.
They decided this new version of the musical should be presented somewhere in the heart of the Appalachians. Choosing their hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, the duo picked the beautiful theatre at Chattanooga State as the new home for the official "world premiere" of That Other Woman's Child.