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.
1943 Duane Allen is born in Taylortown, Texas. In 1966, he joins The Oak Ridge Boys, who successfully convert 11 years later from gospel music to country. Their version of "Elvira" sells 2 million copies, as they register more than 30 Top 10 hits through 1991
2011 Toby Keith is forced to take cover in a bunker when four mortars explode nearby just before he is to go on stage to perform for American soldiers in the Middle East
2009 Keith Urban's "Kiss A Girl" video debuts on CMT.com
2004 Wynonna and the rock band Heart tape an episode of "CMT Crossroads," hosted by Radney Foster, at Belmont University in Nashville. The set list includes "Only Love" and "Girls With Guitars"
1992 Billy Dean is one of seven double-winners in the 27th annual Academy Of Country Music awards, aired by NBC from Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre. He takes Top New Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Somewhere In My Broken Heart"
1992 When four police officers are acquitted for beating Rodney King in Los Angeles, the city erupts in riots. Garth Brooks is in California, and the event inspires him to write "We Shall Be Free"
1989 Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton perform an entire concert together for the first time in more than a decade at Dollywood
1989 RCA releases Clint Black's debut album, "Killin' Time"
2002 Alison Krauss + Union Station begin a two-night stand at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. The shows are recorded for a concert album, "Alison Krauss + Union Station - Live"
2009 Clint Black wins $20,000 for charity as the project manager for the winning team on an episode of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." The task: develop a four-page advertorial for Right Guard
2008 Kenny Chesney's right foot is caught between a mechanical lift and the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, creating a severe hematoma. He still finishes the concert, which also features Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan and Uncle Kracker
2005 Carrie Underwood covers Martina McBride for the second time during season four of "American Idol," performing "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues"
2003 CMT premieres Shania Twain's "Forever And For Always" video
1997 George Strait begins a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart with "One Night At A Time"
1994 Nicholasville, Kentucky, declares John Michael Montgomery Day and gives him the key to the city
1945 Stu Cook is born in Oakland, California. Cook plays bass in the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, and later plays with country's Southern Pacific, who mix smooth harmonies with brisk backbeats in "The Perfect Stranger" and "New Shade Of Blue"
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