Monday, January 23, 2006

Country Music Star Stats for 2005

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were married December 10th at their home in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Lila McCann married real estate salesman/musician, Mike Wolofsky Nov 20th in a ceremony at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville.

Big Kenny of Big & Rich and his wife, Christie Alpin are proud parents of a baby boy; Lincoln William Holiday Alphin, weighed in around 6 pounds.

Terri Clark and her tour manager/bandmate Greg Kaczor were married in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Alberta September 17th.

The whirlwind romance and wedding between Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger is history; the couple is seeking an annulment.

Vassar Clements, one of the greatest, most creative fiddlers in country and bluegrass music died August 16th. He was 77 and had been battling cancer.

Allison Moorer and Steve Earle, singers and songwriters, were married August 11th.

Josh Gracin and wife Ann Marie are the parents of a son, Landon Joshua Gracin, who was born August 4th. The Gracins have another child, daughter Briana, age 3.

Bryan White and actress wife Erika Page have a second son, born June 8th. Jackson White has a brother, Justin.

Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and Playboy's Playmate of the Year, Nashville's Tiffany Fallon are engaged.

Martina McBride and her husband, John, have their third girl.
Ava Rose Kathleen McBride weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and arrived Monday. (June 20) Ava Rose joins big sisters Delaney, 10 and Emma, 7.

Jerry Lee Lewis and his sixth wife have divorced.
Jerry Lee and Kerry Lynn McCarver Lewis were married in 1984 and have an 18-year-old son.
Kristian Bush of Sugarland, and wife, Jill have a baby girl, born June 7th.
Camille Grace Bush is the new addition to the family, which also includes her big brother Tucker, age 3.

Kenny Chesney married actress Renee Zellweger in a 15-minute ceremony performed by a female preacher, Monday (May 9) in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Billy Dean married his longtime girlfriend Stephanie, Saturday (May 7) in a private ceremony near Nashville.

Dixie Chick Emily Robison and her husband, singer-songwriter Charlie Robison, are the parents of twins---Julianna Tex and Henry Benjamin were born on April 14. Both kids are doing great, as are the parents.
Emily's sister, Martie, also is mother to a set of twins.

Diamond Rio drummer, Brian Prout and wife, songwriter Stephanie Bentley have twins---Bentley and Sophie. They both weighed in at 4.5 pounds and were 4 month premature.
After more than six anxious weeks, the youngsters are now homeā€¦and all are doing well. Older sister Lilly is thrilled.

Andy Griggs is now a married man---her name is Renee. They were married January 11th.

Songwriter Ben Peters died in Nashville on May 25th.
He is credited with writing 14 #1 hit songs, including Daytime Friends and Nighttime Lovers for Kenny Rogers, Before the Next Teardrop Falls for Freddy Fender and Charley Pride's hit Kiss an Angel Good Morning for which he won a Grammy award in 1972.

Jimmy Martin, known as the King of Bluegrass and as Mr. Good 'n' Country, died Saturday (May 14) at age 77 after a long battle with cancer.

Sammi Smith, 61, died Saturday (Feb 12) in Oklahoma City after an extended illness.
Sammi was best known for her 1970 recording of the Kris Kristofferson song Help Me Make It Through the Night.

Singer/Songwriter Merle Kilgore who co-wrote Ring of Fire with June Carter Cash, and worked with both Hank Williams Sr. and Hank Williams Jr., died February 6th.
Merle died in Mexico of complications related to cancer treatment. He was 70.

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