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.
2011 Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Thom Schuyler, Allen Shamblin and John Bettis during a ceremony at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel
2005 Vince Gill, Jerry Reed, "Prisoner Of The Highway" songwriter Mike Reid, "What Mattered Most" composer Gary Burr and "Don't Rock The Jukebox" creator Roger Murrah are added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during an event at the Renaissance Hotel
2004 Alabama performs what's hailed as its final show, in Bismarck, North Dakota
2003 Pat Benatar joins Martina McBride to tape an installment of the Radney Foster-hosted "CMT Crossroads" in Nashville. Among the songs they perform together: "Independence Day," "We Belong" and "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues"
1987 "Anne Murray's Greatest Hits" is certified triple-platinum, the first album by a female country artist to reach 3 million in shipments
1972 Loretta Lynn becomes the first woman named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year, taking three trophies during the sixth annual event at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. She also takes Female Vocalist and shares Vocal Duo with Conway Twitty