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.
1977 Eric Church born in Granite Falls, North Carolina. He debuts with an edgy mix of country and rock in 2006, winning the Academy of Country Music's Top New Solo Vocalist in 2011. His "Chief" album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart
2010 Flood waters soak the SoundCheck storage facility in Nashville, damaging or destroying instruments, amplifiers and stage fear owned by Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Vince Gill and Keith Urban
2010 Water from the Cumberland River floods Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, peaking more than two feet above the venue's stage. The Opry moves like a nomad to other Nashville locations for the next four months
2007 Taylor Swift picks up a gold single for her debut, "Tim McGraw"
2006 Ricky Van Shelton writes an open letter to his fans announcing he is retiring from the road. Insisting he and wife Bettye are in good health, he says they simply "need to be close to our families" in Virginia
2003 Trace Adkins' "Then They Do" video makes its first appearance on CMT
1994 Garth Brooks wins two honors--Entertainer and Video of the Year--at the 29th Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC, though he's not in Los Angeles to receive them. His wife, Sandy, gives birth to August Anna that night in Nashville
2009 Clint Black is fired by Donald Trump during an episode of the NBC-TV series "The Celebrity Apprentice"
2011 Capitol releases Lady Antebellum's "Just A Kiss" to radio
2010 Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss and John Hiatt cancel out-of-town concerts when Nashville flooding creates transportation problems
2009 LeAnn Rimes becomes the first major star to sing the national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby, won by Mine That Bird at Churchill Downs in Louisville
2003 The Dixie Chicks appear nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, with words such as "boycott," "traitors" and "free speech" superimposed on their bodies, as they discuss the controversy that came from an anti-Bush comment by Natalie Maines
1988 Clint Black signs with RCA Records. The relationship leads to more than 10 years of hits, including "A Better Man," "Put Yourself In My Shoes," "Something That We Do" and "Nothin' But The Taillights"
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