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 Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood's Grand Ole Opry performance of "Temporary Home" are featured in ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," centered on the restoration of Nashville's Lighthouse Christian School
2006 Clay Walker gets engaged to Jessica Craig at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas
2005 The Grand Ole Opry holds a show at Carnegie Hall, with Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Bill Anderson, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride and Ricky Skaggs
2004 Toby Keith claims two trophies in the American Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Other country winners include Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire
2001 Garth Brooks: Coast To Coast Live" airs on CBS-TV from Los Angeles' Great Western Forum. The first of three straight Wednesday-night concert specials, the show features Keb' Mo' and Trisha Yearwood with Tyler England rejoining Brooks' band, Stillwater
1989 MCA releases Vince Gill's "When I Call Your Name" album
1978 United Artists releases Kenny Rogers' album "The Gambler"
1977 Crystal Gayle receives her first gold single and album, for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" and "We Must Believe In Magic"
2010 Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" ranks #1 as CMT debuts "40 Greatest Songs Of The Decade"
2008 Curb releases the Rodney Atkins single "It's America," with Bruce Springsteen references in the chorus, to radio
2006 The Judds perform "Love Can Build A Bridge" at a groundbreaking ceremony for a Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, D.C. Also present: presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey
2005 The New York premiere of the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" at the Beacon Theatre draws Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Van Zant, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar and Sara Evans, among others
2001 Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw and Lonestar receive two nominations apiece as the American Music Awards finalists are revealed by Dick Clark at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles
1996 Trisha Yearwood has a guest role on the controversial ABC-TV sitcom "Ellen," where she performs "Everybody Knows"
1982 Ricky Skaggs ascends to #1 in Billboard with "Heartbroke," written by Guy Clark
1975 Hank Williams Jr. undergoes four hours of plastic and oral surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital to repair damages from a 500-foot fall in an August mountain accident
1999 Garth Brooks hosts NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live," with musical guest Chris Gaines
Applebees - Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse – Charlie Brown’s is offering a free meal to veterans and active duty military all day on Monday.
Chili's – Veterans and active duty get a free entrée all day from a limited menu on Monday.
Denny’s -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes on Veterans Day nationwide.
Einstein Bros. Bagels – Active, inactive and retired military personnel receive a free Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear (or any other topping) on Monday.
Famous Dave’s – Famous Dave’s is offering various discounts and free meals on Monday with proof of service. Specific offers vary by locations.
Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on Monday.
Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme stores are offering a free doughnut and small coffee on Monday, when presenting a military ID or wearing a uniform.
Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread on Monday.
LongHorn Steakhouse – Veterans and current servicemembers receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.
Olive Garden – On Monday, all veterans and current servicemembers get a free meal from a limited menu. Family dining with them will also receive 10% off their meal.
Outback Steakhouse – All active and former servicemembers receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on Monday. Outback is also offering active and former servicemembers 10% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
Red Lobster – Veterans and current servicemembers receive a complimentary appetizer from a limited menu from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.
Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday.
Sizzler – Sizzler is offering active duty and retired military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Monday until 4 p.m.
Starbucks – Former and active duty servicemembers and their spouses get a free tall brewed coffee on Monday.
Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Monday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
TGIFridays – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Village Inn – All veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast on Monday. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, Belgian Waffle, or French Toast.
National Parks - On Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 9-11) veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.
2013 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:
Bed Bath and Beyond – Bed Bath and Beyond is offering veterans 20% off their entire purchase on Nov. 9, 10, and 11. This is good for active duty, DoD, reserves, guard, retirees, veterans, and military spouses.
Dollar General – Veterans, active military, members of the National Guard and Reserve and immediate family members get 11% off the total purchase on Monday.
Great Clips – On Monday, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot – Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
JCPenney – Veterans, active duty and family members receive an extra 20% off in stores Nov. 6-11 with coupon.
Lowe's – All veterans receive a 10% discount on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The offer is available in stores only.
Walgreens – Walgreens is offering 15% off eligible store items and 20% of Walgreens, Nice! And W brand products on Monday. This discount is available to all veterans and active duty military personnel.
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