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.
2006 Dolly Parton and Smokey Robinson are awarded Kennedy Center Honors in a Washington, D.C., event attended by president George W. Bush. Also recognized are Steven Spielberg and theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
2004 Trace and Rhonda Adkins welcome a daughter, Trinity Lee Adkins
2003 Toby Keith's "American Soldier" video debuts on CMT
2011 The Band Perry picks up its first platinum album for its self-titled debut
2010 Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles hosts the ABC special "CMA Country Christmas" with Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town
2007 Gary Allan earns a gold album for his "Greatest Hits"
2006 Trick Pony performs at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. The show marks Heidi Newfield's final tour stop as a member of the trio
2001 Lee Ann Womack kicks off a unique Christmas tour in Sewell, New Jersey, performing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra
1997 Little Jimmy Dickens retires from touring, performing on the road for what he says will be the last time in Lexington, South Carolina
1994 Brooks & Dunn's "Brand New Man" becomes the first album by a country duo certified quadruple-platinum, while their "Hard Workin' Man" album goes triple-platinum
1955 Kristine Oliver born in Manhattan Beach, California. Along with older sister Janis Gill, Oliver--later Arnold--forms Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, who hit in the 1980s with a rockabilly-tinged sound, although they opt for a bluegrass stance in later years
2011 Big Machine releases Taylor Swift's "Ours" to radio
2006 Little Big Town's Kimberly Roads marries Stephen Schlapman on a Caribbean island. Witnessing the moment are her bandmates: Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook--who married each other six months earlier--and Phillip Sweet
2005 Lee Ann Womack collects a gold album for "There's More Where That Came From"
2003 The latest episode of "CMT Crossroads" debuts, pairing Dolly Parton with Melissa Etheridge. Radney Foster hosts
1972 Charlie Rich records "Behind Closed Doors" in Nashville
1964 Willie Nelson makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
1992 Marty Stuart joins the Grand Ole Opry, the first new member added after the death of Roy Acuff
1941 Eddie Rabbitt born in Brooklyn, New York. The singer-songwriter becomes a major link between country music and pop during the 1970s and '80s, pushing country's boundaries with such recordings as "I Love A Rainy Night" and "Suspicions"
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