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.
2010 Carrie Underwood performs her first concert at the historic Hollywood Bowl. Randy Travis is a surprise guest on "I Told You So" and rock guitarist Orianthi joins Underwood on "Last Name"
2009 CMT premieres a bundle of videos: Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova," Billy Currington's "That's How Country Boys Roll," Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice," Miranda Lambert's "White Liar," Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews' "I'm Alive" and Reba McEntire's "Consider Me Gone"
1996 George Strait takes three trophies during the 30th annual Country Music Association awards, broadcast by CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Strait takes Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Blue Clear Sky"; and Single, for "Check Yes Or No"
1991 George Bush becomes the first president to attend the Country Music Association awards, where Garth Brooks earns four trophies: Entertainer of the Year; Single ("Friends In Low Places"); Album ("No Fences"); and Music Video ("The Thunder Rolls")
1986 The Everly Brothers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
1972 United Artists releases The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album, featuring Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake and Bashful Brother Oswald
1948 Chris LeDoux born in Biloxi, Mississippi. A rodeo champion, he develops a music career with a gift for showmanship. Garth Brooks namechecks LeDoux in his debut single, and sings with the champ on LeDoux's lone hit, "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy
"Live from New York": Lady Antebellum sings "We Owned The Night" and "Just A Kiss" on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
2010 Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" video and Keith Urban's "Put You In A Song" premiere on CMT
2009 Dailey & Vincent repeat as Entertainer of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville
1997 The video for the Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood duet, "In Another's Eyes," debuts on CMT. Portions of the performance come from their appearance on "The Tonight Show" 20 days earlier
1995 Willie Nelson presents the 10th anniversary Farm Aid in Louisville, with John Mellencamp, Neil Young, John Conlee, Steve Earle, Tom Wopat, Radney Foster, Kris Kristofferson, The Dave Matthews Band, BlackHawk and Hootie + The Blowfish
1986 MCA releases Patty Loveless' self-titled debut album
2005 Dierks Bentley is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Come A Little Closer" after being introduced by Marty Stuart
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
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