STUFF TO KNOW

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COUNTRY MUSIC TRIVIA

THIS WEEKS QUESTION

Whose backup band was called The Strangers'?


A) Merle Haggard

B) Carl Smith

C) Freddie Hart


ANSWER NEXT WEEK


LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Quote from Steve Earle: "He is the greatest songwriter in the world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffeetable in my cowboy boots and say that." Who is he talking about?


A) Guy Clark

B)Townes Van Zandt - ANSWER

C) Hank Williams


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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Oct. 14 

Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks, 1974

Oct. 15 

Dean Miller, 1965

Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, 1969

Oct. 17 

Alan Jackson, 1958

Earl Thomas Conley, 1941

Nikki Lane, 1983

Oct. 18 

Josh Gracin, 1980

Oct. 19

Jeannie C. Riley, 1945

Cyndi Thomson, 1976

Oct. 20 

Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town, 1970

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THIS WEEK IN COUNTRY MUSIC

1984

The movie Songwriter directed by Alan Rudolph, and starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson was released. The film a satirical comedy, is loosely based on Willie Nelson's own life and and finances, (his song "Night Life", for example, which he sold in 1961 for $150, went on to be recorded by over 70 artists and sold more than 30 million copies).

1991

Clint Black married actress, singer Lisa Hartman who played a major role in the primetime soap Knots Landing, as rock singer Ciji Dunne.

2010

Kenny Chesney was at #1 on the Country chart with his fourteenth studio album Hemingway's Whiskey. Four of the albums singles; "The Boys of Fall", "Somewhere with You", "Live a Little", and "Reality" have all hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.