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.
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"
2008 Trace Adkins performs "You're Gonna Miss This" in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Also appearing: James Taylor, Miley Cyrus and Darius Rucker
2006 The Recording Industry Association awards a gold album for Dierks Bentley's "Long Trip Alone"
2003 Toby Keith performs "Beer For My Horses," "How Do You Like Me Now?!" and "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue" at halftime when the Dallas Cowboys host the Dolphins in a Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving. Miami wins, 40-21
2002 Keith Urban rides off with a gold album, for "Golden Road"
2001 Reba McEntire is nominated for a People's Choice Award for her acting in the TV series "Reba." Other country stars receiving nominations: The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and George Strait
1996 "Sling Blade" opens in American movie theaters. The picture features Dwight Yoakam in a prominent role, along with Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall and Tex Ritter's son, John Ritter. It also includes an Emmylou Harris performance of "Shenandoah"
1993 Joe Diffie joins the Grand Ole Opry
1980 William Lee Golden, of The Oak Ridge Boys, stops trimming his beard. Combined with the long hair he's been growing since Christmas 1979, the facial hair helps create a new mountain man image
1976 Joe Nichols born in Rogers, Arkansas. Beginning in 2002, he becomes one of the first new hitmakers of the century, scoring Grammy nominations and using a Haggard-like tone on such releases as "The Impossible" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off"
2011 Jennifer Nettles marries Justin Miller in east Tennessee with Sugarland partner Kristian Bush in attendance
2010 Willie Nelson is arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas, for possession of six ounces of marijuana
2009 Billy Currington sings "People Are Crazy" on a train float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York. Also in the NBC lineup: Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Fallon, Carly Simon and Gloria Gaynor, singing "I Will Survive"
2005 A "CMT Crossroads" episode featuring Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie makes its TV debut. The two collaborate on such titles as "Lady," "Easy," "She Believes In Me," "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" and "The Gambler"
2002 Curb releases the album "Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors," while Simon & Schuster releases a companion book, "Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors: This Is Ours"
1998 Jo Dee Messina sings "I'm Alright" from a covered wagon and Martina McBride does "Happy Girl" from a turkey float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kenny Rogers rides a Statue of Liberty float, and Kevin Sharp performs a song from "Annabelle's Wish"
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