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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
Roger Miller
Willie Nelson


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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).
Alabama
Brooks & Dunn
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 Dixie Chicks
The Davis Sisters
The Mandrell Sisters
The Judds


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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.
Merle Haggard
David Allen Coe
Ricky Skaggs
Waylon Jennings


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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).
George Strait
Kenny Rogers
Randy Travis
Willie Nelson


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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.
Charlie Pride
Johnny Cash
George Jones
Conway Twitty


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Question 7:

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Name the Hank Williams, Jr. song featured in the sound clip.
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
All My Rowdy Friends
Family Tradition
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.
Waylon Jennings
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson
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.
Randy Travis
Ronnie Milsap
Eddie Rabbitt
Lee Greenwood


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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"?
Patsy Cline
Reba McEntire
Tammy Wynette
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.
Conway Twitty
Mickey Gilley
Mel Tillis
George Jones


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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.
Lyle Lovett
John Anderson
T. G. Sheppard
Ricky Van Shelton


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Question 15:

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


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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.
Carl Perkins
Merl Haggard
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson


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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?
"The Gambler"
"Hello Darlin'"
"Rhinestone Cowboy"
"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.
Kris Kristofferson
Dwight Yoakam
Johnny Paycheck
Jerry Reed


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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
B. J. Thomas
Roy Clarke
Jerry Reed


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