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
Danny Shirley of Confederate Railroad, 1956
Andy Griggs, 1973
Mike Melancon of Emerson Drive, 1978
Lennon Ray Louise Stella, of Lennon & Maisy, 1999
Connie Smith, 1941
Billy Joe Shaver, 1939
Emily Strayer of the Dixie Chicks, 1972
Ashton Shepherd, 1986
Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, 1987
Kevin Welch, 1955
Colton Swon of The Swon Brothers, 1988
Steve Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons, 1955
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).
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.
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.