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.
1963 Eddie Montgomery is born in Lancaster, Kentucky. He joins Troy Gentry to form the Southern rock-tinged Montgomery Gentry, winning Vocal Duo of the Year honors from the Country Music Association in 2000
1958 Marty Stuart is born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He plays mandolin for Lester Flatt as a teen before building a solo career that features rockabilly-tinged singles and a Golden Globe nomination for music. He marries fellow Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith
2011 Vince Gill invites Rascal Flatts to join the Grand Ole Opry during a Tuesday edition of the show. The group teams with Gill on "Whenever You Come Around"
2008 A "CMT Crossroads" episode featuring Trace Adkins and 38 Special debuts on TV
2007 Sugarland kicks off its first headlining tour at the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina. Sponsored by CMT, the tour lineup also features Little Big Town and Jake Owen
2002 Brad Paisley's CMT-sponsored show at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre concludes with a huge jam. "According To Jim" star Jim Belushi sings "The House Is Rockin'" with Paisley and his band, plus Steve Azar, Shannon Lawson and guitarist Albert Lee
1998 Steve Wariner receives a traffic ticket for driving in an HOV lane without a passenger. At the time, Wariner is talking on his cell phone with Bill Anderson
2004 The "Party For Two" video, featuring Shania Twain and Billy Currington swinging from the chandeliers, debuts on CMT
1948 Olivia Newton-John born in Cambridge, England. Raised in Australia, the pop singer begins her career with country-tinged recordings, gaining her a Country Music Association award as female vocalist of the year in 1974
1947 Lynn Anderson born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The daughter of songwriters Liz and Casey Anderson, she achieves more than 15 hit singles from 1967-1983, although the million-selling "Rose Garden" dramatically eclipses her other recordings
1941 David Frizzell born in El Dorado, Arkansas. The younger brother of Lefty Frizzell, he adds a traditional country element to the genre in the early-1980s on his solo novelty hit "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home" and on duets with Shelly West
1925 Martin Robinson born in Glendale, Arizona. Under the name Marty Robbins, he brings a smooth style and confident swagger to country, veering from pop crossover material to western story songs to country ballads, landing in the Country Music Hall of Fame
1955 Carlene Carter born in Nashville. The daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter, she develops an edgy brand of country that flirts with rockabilly, debuting in 1977. She attains her biggest commercial success in the early-'90s
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