STUFF TO KNOW

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COUNTRY MUSIC TRIVIA

THIS WEEKS QUESTION

What country music diva, in 2000, is also a model for Cover Girl?


A) Carrie Underwood

B) Trisha Yearwood

C) Faith Hill


ANSWER NEXT WEEK


LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

In George Strait's "Ocean Front Property", where does he say he has some ocean front property?


A) Arizona - ANSWER

B) Utah

C) Kansas


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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Aug. 12 

Danny Shirley of Confederate Railroad, 1956

Aug. 13 

Andy Griggs, 1973

Mike Melancon of Emerson Drive, 1978

Lennon Ray Louise Stella, of Lennon & Maisy, 1999

Aug. 14 

Connie Smith, 1941

Aug. 16 

Billy Joe Shaver, 1939

Emily Strayer of the Dixie Chicks, 1972

Ashton Shepherd, 1986

Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, 1987

Aug. 17 

Kevin Welch, 1955

Colton Swon of The Swon Brothers, 1988

Aug. 18 

Steve Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons, 1955

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THIS WEEK IN COUNTRY MUSIC

1969

Charley Pride was at #1 on the Country charts with 'All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)'. In doing so he accomplished a feat not done in 25 years: an African American entertainer having a #1 hit on the Billboard country chart. The last song by a black performer to reach the summit was "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" by Louis Jordan, in July 1944. Pride became the third black singer to have a #1 country hit (the Nat King Cole-led King Cole Trio had a #1 hit earlier in 1944).

1995

Garth Brooks' The Hits became the first best-of album by a country-based artist certified for shipments of 7 million units. In June 1995, the master copy of the album was buried under Garth's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1977

Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden; he had been seated on the toilet reading The Scientific Search For Jesus. He died of heart failure at the age of 42. The most significant pop artist of the 20th century, the beginning and end of his career are grounded in country. He entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998.