My wife Colleen and I were married in 2000. Her grandmother used to own Ma Cole's dinner for all you old timers. And yes we met on the the radio. She was my first winner with Movie trivia 15 years ago. We have helped to for a new Theatre Company that raises money for charity. The Valparaiso Theatrical Company give 60% of every ticket sold back to a 501C3 charity. We have two sons and 4 grand children.
2008 Trace Adkins performs the national anthem at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where John McCain accepts the presidential nomination during the Republican National Convention
2005 The "Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon" gets underway with Billy Gilman among Lewis' four co-hosts. Country stars appearing include Charlie Daniels and Keith Anderson
2001 Trace and Rhonda Adkins have a daughter, Brianna Rhea Adkins, in Nashville
1998 Jo Dee Messina is certified for the first time, gaining a gold album for "I'm Alright" and a gold single for the double-sided hit "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye"
1991 Dottie West dies five days after a car accident while on her way to the Grand Ole Opry. Her career featured sporadic hits from 1963 through the early-1980s, including "Country Sunshine," "A Lesson In Leavin'" and several duets with Kenny Rogers
1981 Guitarist Tom Gossin born in Utica, New York. He helps form Gloriana in 2007 with the band earning its first hit, "Wild At Heart," in 2009
2009 Arista releases Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" to radio
2008 Taylor Swift makes her European concert debut, performing a sold-out show at King's College in London
2006 Billy Gilman co-hosts segments of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon from Las Vegas. Guests for the charity event include Jo Dee Messina, Steve Holy, Heartland, Julie Roberts and The Dave Matthews Band
2006 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill's Soul2Soul II Tour wraps at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The couple brought in almost $89 million with Soul2Soul II, setting a record as the highest-grossing country tour in history
2005 Faith Hill's "Mississippi Girl" sets up residence at #1 on the Billboard country chart
2011 Capitol releases Luke Bryan's "I Don't Want This Night To End" to radio
2005 Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are announced by the Country Music Association as the latest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame
2002 Alan Jackson collects a whopping 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard
1996 Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, as Bill Clinton is nominated for re-election
1995 K.T. Oslin undergoes quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital
1966 Singer-songwriter Shawn Camp born in Little Rock, Arkansas. After scoring a recording contract with Reprise in the 1990s, he nets hits as a songwriter with George Strait's "River Of Love," Garth Brooks' "Two Pina Coladas" and Josh Turner's "Would You Go With Me"
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