STUFF TO KNOW

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COUNTRY MUSIC TRIVIA

THIS WEEKS QUESTION

 Who sang "What's It To You"?

A) Martina McBride

B) Brad Paisley

C) Clay Walker

ANSWER NEXT WEEK


LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Harold Lloyd Jenkins was the real name of what country star? 

A) Conway Twitty - ANSWER

B) Mel McDaniel

C) Marty Robbins


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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

 July 14 
Jamey Johnson, 1975

July 17 
Craig Morgan, 1964
Luke Bryan, 1976

July 18 
Ricky Skaggs, 1954

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THIS WEEK IN COUNTRY MUSIC

1973

Billboard increased the number of positions for its Hot Country Singles chart to 100 (up from 75), which it would keep until January 1990. The expansion came at a time when the number of #1 songs in a given year continued to increase; for the first time in history, there are at least 35 #1 songs in one year.

 1986
Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dollywoodhas over 3,000 people on its payroll, making it the largest employer in the community. In addition to standard amusement park thrill rides, Dollywood features traditional crafts and music of the Smoky Mountains area. 

2010

Brad Paisley was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "Water" which was released as the fourth single from his album American Saturday Night. The song was co-written with Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois.