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 Charlie Daniels suffers a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado
2007 Taylor Swift enlists actor Tyler Hilton as she shoots the video for "Teardrops On My Guitar" at Nashville's Hume-Fogg Magnet School
2005 Kenny Chesney performs on NBC's "Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope," where he first meets Renee Zellweger. Also appearing: Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, Brad Pitt, Madonna, Nelly, Elton John, Mary J. Blige, Norah Jones and Diana Ross
2002 Arista releases Alan Jackson's "Drive" album
2000 Patty Loveless introduces Ralph Stanley as a new member of the Grand Ole Opry
1992 Garth Brooks' "No Fences" and "Ropin' The Wind" become the first country albums certified for shipments of 6 million, while his self-titled set goes triple-platinum
1992 Johnny Cash is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Booker T. & The MGs, Jimi Hendrix, Sam & Dave, Bobby "Blue" Bland, guitar maker Leo Fender, songwriter Doc Pomus and The Yardbirds, including guitarist Eric Clapton
2011 The Band Perry picks up its first platinum album for its self-titled debut
2010 Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles hosts the ABC special "CMA Country Christmas" with Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town
2007 Gary Allan earns a gold album for his "Greatest Hits"
2006 Trick Pony performs at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. The show marks Heidi Newfield's final tour stop as a member of the trio
2001 Lee Ann Womack kicks off a unique Christmas tour in Sewell, New Jersey, performing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra
1997 Little Jimmy Dickens retires from touring, performing on the road for what he says will be the last time in Lexington, South Carolina
1994 Brooks & Dunn's "Brand New Man" becomes the first album by a country duo certified quadruple-platinum, while their "Hard Workin' Man" album goes triple-platinum
2009 Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley marries Nashville publicist Cassie McConnell in the Bahamas
2007 The Rascal Flatts single "Life Is A Highway" is certified gold and platinum
2003 The Dixie Chicks perform at Dallas' American Airlines Center despite a threat that Natalie Maines will be shot on stage
1998 Roy Rogers dies of heart failure in Apple Valley, California. The King of the Cowboys was the only performer elected twice to the Country Music Hall of Fame--once as a solo artist, once as a member of The Sons Of The Pioneers
1991 Alan Jackson begins a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Don't Rock The Jukebox"
1978 Tammy Wynette marries songwriter George Richey--known for such titles as "The Grand Tour" and "'Til I Can Make It On My Own"--at her home in Jupiter Beach, Florida
2008 Kix Brooks runs with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
1961 Bass player Dana Williams born in Dayton, Ohio. He joins Diamond Rio, a three-time winner of the Country Music Association's vocal group award. 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," featuring Ray Charles, B.B. King, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Travis Tritt, Lyle Lovett, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson
2000 Garth Brooks' "Double Live" sets a new record for country concert albums, as it's certified for shipments of 13 million units
2002 Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson take three honors apiece in CBS' 37th annual 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"
2002 Alabama announces during the Academy of Country Music Awards that it intends to retire after a 2003 farewell tour
2007 LeAnn Rimes' "Nothin' Better To Do" video debuts online at CMT.com
2008 The Lost Trailers make a surprise appearance during Kenny Chesney's concert at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, joining Chesney on a cover of The Steve Miller Band's "The Joker"
2011 Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and songwriter Bobby Braddock are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
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