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Good Ol' Fashioned Country Music

written by: Gilligan
 
Before Garth and Shania made country music hip, there was Bocephus, Dolly, and "Hee-Haw". Sure, LeAnn Rimes is more marketable than Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck (and a whole lot better lookin'), but their brand of country music still lives on over thirty years later. Here's a tribute to pre-Shania country. Hope you enjoy it!

Question 1:

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This artist, nicknamed the "Silver Fox", released the country hit heard in the sound clip in 1973.
Charlie Rich
Waylon Jennings
Willie Nelson
Roger Miller


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Question 2:

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In 1982, this band released the song heard in the sound clip, a fusion of southern rock and bluegrass which incorporates characters from 19th century American literature (including Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Rip Van Winkle).
Brooks & Dunn
Alabama
Statler Brothers
Oak Ridge Boys


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Question 3:

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These female country singers released the song heard in the sound clip in 1986.
The Mandrell Sisters
The Judds
The Davis Sisters
The Dixie Chicks


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Question 4:

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This artist recorded the song in the sound clip in 1982. It describes an encounter with the ghost of Hank Williams.
Ricky Skaggs
David Allen Coe
Waylon Jennings
Merle Haggard


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Question 5:

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As of 2007, this country artist has had more albums certified gold or platinum in the US than any other country artist (only Elvis Presley and The Beatles have more overall).
Kenny Rogers
Willie Nelson
Randy Travis
George Strait


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Question 6:

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This artist has had more songs than any other singer on the country charts – 167 as of November, 2005.
George Jones
Conway Twitty
Johnny Cash
Charlie Pride


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Question 7:

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Name the Hank Williams, Jr. song featured in the sound clip.
All My Rowdy Friends
Family Tradition
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
A Country Boy Can Survive


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Question 8:

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Name the influential country artist who released the song featured in the sound clip in 1987.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 9:

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This singer almost went down in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly, but (fortunately for him) gave up his seat to the Big Bopper.
Willie Nelson
Waylon Jennings
Johnny Cash
Charlie Daniels


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Question 10:

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The song featured in the sound clip was a #1 US country single for this artist in 1982.
Lee Greenwood
Ronnie Milsap
Eddie Rabbitt
Randy Travis


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Question 11:

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Name the country singer, featured in the sound clip, who began his career with a band called The First Edition.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 12:

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Which of the following female country artists was a "coal miner's daughter"?
Reba McEntire
Tammy Wynette
Patsy Cline
Loretta Lynn


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Question 13:

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Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, this artist has had numerous successful country hits, including the song featured in the sound clip.
George Jones
Mickey Gilley
Conway Twitty
Mel Tillis


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Question 14:

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The recording featured in the sound clip was a track from this artist's Wild & Blue album in 1982.
Ricky Van Shelton
Lyle Lovett
T. G. Sheppard
John Anderson


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Question 15:

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Roger Miller recorded this song, featured in the sound clip, in 1965.
"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"
"King of the Road"
"Engine Engine No. 9"
"Do-Wacka-Do"


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Question 16:

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Vince Gill scored his first US Country Top Ten with the tune featured in the sound clip.
True
False


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Question 17:

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This artist's career spanned over fifty years with Folsom Prison Blues in 1956, to the 2006 postumus album, American V: A Hundred Highways.
Merl Haggard
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson
Carl Perkins


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Question 18:

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The artist who recorded the song featured in the sound clip, also recorded which of the following country songs?
"Rhinestone Cowboy"
"The Gambler"
"Hello Darlin'"
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"


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Question 19:

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This Grand Ole Opry member released the hit featured in the sound clip in 1977.
Jerry Reed
Kris Kristofferson
Dwight Yoakam
Johnny Paycheck


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Question 20:


Complete the lyrics to this famous tune from the TV show "Hee Haw".
"Where, oh where, are you tonight? Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over, and I thought I'd found ____ _____,
Then you met another, and PFFFT! You was gone!"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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This country artist may be best known for his role as "Snowman" in the Smokey and the Bandit.films.
Mel Tillis
Roy Clarke
Jerry Reed
B. J. Thomas


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