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.
2012 Pistol Annies' Angaleena Presley marries tour manager Jordan Powell in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2011 Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and songwriter Bobby Braddock are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
2007 LeAnn Rimes' "Nothin' Better To Do" video debuts online at CMT.com
2002 Alabama announces during the Academy of Country Music Awards that it intends to retire after a 2003 farewell tour
2002 Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson win three times each in the 37th Academy of Country Music awards at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre. Brooks & Dunn take Entertainer of the Year; Top Vocal Duo; and Video of the Year, for "Only In America"
2000 Garth Brooks' "Double Live" sets a new record for country concert albums, as it's certified for shipments of 13 million units
1975 Freddy Fender gains his first gold single, for "Before The Next Teardrop Falls"
1961 Bass player Dana Williams is born in Dayton, Ohio. He joins Diamond Rio, a band that wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Group award three times. Members of the Grand Ole Opry, the band thrives on tight instrumentation and strong harmonies
1993 CBS airs "Willie Nelson The Big Six-0: An All-Star Birthday Celebration," with Ray Charles, B.B. King, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Travis Tritt, Lyle Lovett, Bob Dylan, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson
2012 Gloriana is featured on ABC-TV's "The Bachelorette" performing "(Kissed You) Good Night" as contestant Emily Maynard enjoys a first date
2008 Capitol releases Darius Rucker's first country single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," to radio
2002 Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow tape an installment of "CMT Crossroads" on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles. In addition to their own material, they offer a duet on the Johnny Cash & June Carter classic "Jackson"
2001 "Pearl Harbor," released by Disney's Buena Vista, premieres in Hawaii. Faith Hill opens the event by singing the national anthem. Lee Greenwood closes it with "God Bless The U.S.A."
1998 Garth Brooks' "No Fences" becomes the first country album certified for shipments of 14 million copies
1994 John Berry's "Your Love Amazes Me" goes to #1 in Billboard
1991 Tracy Lawrence signs a recording contract with Atlantic Records
1988 Kathy Mattea drives to #1 in Billboard with "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses"
1985 Songwriter Craig Wiseman arrives in Nashville from Mississippi, sleeping in a van for his first week. He ultimately pens such hits as Kenny Chesney's "The Good Stuff," Brooks & Dunn's "Believe" and Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying"
2011 Darius Rucker receives an honorary doctorate and delivers the commencement speech at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston
2009 Buddy Miller receives five nominations for the Americana Honors & Awards. Julie Miller and Justin Townes Earle pick up three apiece
2006 Charlie Daniels performs the national anthem at Shea Stadium when the New York Mets baseball team hosts the cross-town Yankees. The Yanks win, 5-4
2006 Jack Ingram makes his first appearance at the top of the Billboard chart with "Wherever You Are"
2005 The Oak Ridge Boys perform the national anthem at Shea Stadium when the New York Mets host the cross-town Yankees. The Yanks win, 5-2
2004 Trace Adkins' "Rough & Ready" video premieres on CMT, with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the piece
1998 Vince Gill's "If You Ever Have Forever In Mind" video debuts on CMT
1994 "Maverick" makes its theater debut, hitting #1 in its first week of release, with cameo appearances by Kathy Mattea, Hal Ketchum, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Janis Gill, Carlene Carter, Reba McEntire and Clint Black
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