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.
2007 Sammy Kershaw signs papers at the Capitol in Baton Rouge, officially becoming a candidate for lieutenant governor in Louisiana. Kershaw assures reporters, "This is not a publicity stunt, and I am serious"
2007 Taylor Swift realizes a gold single for "Teardrops On My Guitar"
2005 CMT premieres Dierks Bentley's "Come A Little Closer" video
2004 Trick Pony appears on the first day of Jerry Lewis' annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Others who lend their talents include Kenny Rogers, The Warren Brothers, Joe Nichols, Brad Cotter, Elton John, Tony Orlando, Celine Dion, Dr. Phil and Julie Roberts
2001 Reba McEntire begins shooting "Reba," a weekly sitcom for the WB TV network, in Los Angeles
1995 Wade Hayes earns his first gold album, for "Old Enough To Know Better"
1957 Elvis Presley records "Blue Christmas" to begin three days of sessions for his first Christmas album. Elvis also cuts "Treat Me Nice." The sessions are held at Radio Recorders in Hollywood
2008 Trace Adkins performs the national anthem at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where John McCain accepts the presidential nomination during the Republican National Convention
2005 The "Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon" gets underway with Billy Gilman among Lewis' four co-hosts. Country stars appearing include Charlie Daniels and Keith Anderson
2001 Trace and Rhonda Adkins have a daughter, Brianna Rhea Adkins, in Nashville
1998 Jo Dee Messina is certified for the first time, gaining a gold album for "I'm Alright" and a gold single for the double-sided hit "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye"
1991 Dottie West dies five days after a car accident while on her way to the Grand Ole Opry. Her career featured sporadic hits from 1963 through the early-1980s, including "Country Sunshine," "A Lesson In Leavin'" and several duets with Kenny Rogers
1981 Guitarist Tom Gossin born in Utica, New York. He helps form Gloriana in 2007 with the band earning its first hit, "Wild At Heart," in 2009
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