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.
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"
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"
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