NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Answers to "What Do You Know?"

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NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Answers to "What Do You Know?"

Published on January 10, 2013 by CMT News

Nashville Skyline
(NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.)

Thanks to the many readers
who embraced my modest suggestion for subjecting wannabe country singers and budding superstars to a rigorous grilling about
country music’s history and legacy.

Also thanks to those who upbraided me for including several more recent artists,
instead of just concentrating on the older stars and musical antiques. Anything that has happened in country music is now
country music history. To me, it doesn’t matter if it happened three hours ago or 30 years or 70 years ago.

By the
way, I hope everyone saw the latest excited article lauding Nashville as the current it city in The New York Times.
How interesting it is these days to live and work in the middle of a virtual amusement park.

Here are the quiz questions
and answers:

1. Who is the acknowledged Father of Country Music?
Jimmie
Rodgers

2. Why is there no acknowledged Mother of Country Music?
Because the Father was out tomcattin’
around too much. Mainly because solo female artists were not encouraged by society.

3. Who is the acknowledged King
of Country Music?

Roy Acuff

4.Who is the acknowledged
Queen of Country Music?

Kitty Wells

5. Who is the First
Family of Country Music?

The Carter Family

6.
Who is the King of Bluegrass?

Jimmy Martin

7. Who
is the Father of Bluegrass?

Bill Monroe

8. What are
the Pistol Annies?

A trio comprised of Miranda
Lambert
, Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley

9. What
is Patsy Cline‘s real name?

Virginia Patterson Hensley

10.
In what car did Hank Williams die?

A 1953 powder blue Cadillac
convertible

11. What is the “Mother Church of Country Music”?
Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

12.
What did Little Jimmy Dickens advise to do with an “old cold
tater”?

“Take an old cold tater and wait.”

13. On what TV show did Blake
Shelton
and Miranda Lambert meet?

CMT’s 100 Greatest
Duets

14. What is Little Jimmie Dickens’ advice about green bananas?
“At my age, I don’t buy green bananas.”

15.
What does the name “Rascal Flatts” signify?

Nothing. It was
supposedly the name of an early garage band, and the three members liked the name.

16. What is Gary LeVox’s real
name?

Gerald Wayne Vernon Jr.

17. Whatever happened to the Dixie
Chicks
?

They pretty much self-immolated after Natalie Maines’ infamous statement about George W. Bush, although
they still remain a group and are playing two Canadian gigs this year.

18. What did Roger
Miller
say that you cannot do in a buffalo herd?

Roller skate

19. What was Faith
Hill
‘s first hit song?

“Wild One”

20. Who was Stringbean?
David
Akeman, a famously funny comedian and banjo player on the Grand Ole Opry

21. What happened to him?
He and
his wife were murdered at home by robbers.

22. What country star claimed to be country “when country wasn’t cool”?
Barbara Mandrell

23. Did Johnny
Cash
ever serve any time in prison, apart from recording live albums in Folsom Prison and San Quentin Prison?

No.
He was once jailed in El Paso, Texas, for possession of amphetamines. He was also arrested in Starkville, Miss., for trespassing
and picking flowers. He was arrested or detained five other times and released.

24. In which prison was Merle
Haggard
an inmate when he saw Johnny Cash perform?

San Quentin

25. What was Tammy
Wynette
‘s first occupation?

Beautician

26. What was Tammy Wynette’s real name?
Virginia Wynette
Pugh

27. Why was George Jones nicknamed “No-Show Jones”?
For
infamously missing so many shows

28. Who was George Jones famously married to?
Tammy Wynette

29.
On what vehicle was George Jones once riding when he was pulled over by police?

A riding lawn mower

30. Complete
this song title: “Stand by Your …”

Man

31. What is the story behind Dolly
Parton
‘s song “Coat of Many Colors”?
Her mother sewed her a patchwork coat and told her the Bible story of Joseph and
his coat of many colors.

32. Who is Dolly Parton married to?
Nashville businessman Carl Dean

33.
What is Taylor Swift‘s tie to Tim
McGraw
?

That was the title of her first hit single. And they both record for Big Machine Records.

34.
To which institution did Taylor Swift donate $4 million?

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

35. Who
is Tim McGraw married to?

Faith Hill

36. What do Tim McGraw and Kenny
Chesney
have to do with an infamous horse theft in New York State?

Chesney rode off on the horse backstage, and
McGraw scuffled with deputies who were trying to catch him.

37. What was Kenny Chesney’s first record label?
Capricorn
Records

38. Why are the Ernest Tubb Record Shops named after
Ernest Tubb?

He opened his first store on Nashville’s Lower Broadway in Nashville in 1947.

39. Who sang “Strawberry
Wine”?

Deana Carter. Gary Harrison wrote it with Matraca
Berg
.

40. Why is Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium called the Ryman?
It was built by steamboat captain Thomas
Ryman in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle and was the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974.

41. Why is
Nashville called Nashville?

It was named for Francis Nash, a Revolutionary War hero.

42. Why should Atlanta
or Chicago have been the real Nashville?

Actually, several cities were prominent early on, primarily because of their
barn dances. Chicago had the National Barn Dance, Shreveport had the Louisiana Hayride and Dallas had its Big D Jamboree.
Cincinnati was an early recording center, as was Atlanta. Nashville won out mainly because it became a music publishing center
after Acuff-Rose Music was founded in 1942 by Roy Acuff and Fred Rose.

43. Who was Fred Rose?
Hank Williams’
mentor, producer and co-writer

44. Who was Luke the Drifter?
Hank Williams alter ego for gospel songs

45.
Who was Simon Crum?

Ferlin Husky‘s alter ego. He also recorded
under the name Terry Preston.

46. Who was Chris Gaines?
Garth
Brooks
‘ alter ego

47. What rock ‘n’ roll pioneer was the opening act for Hank
Snow
?

Elvis Presley

48. Who is Connie Britton?
Star
of the TV show Nashville

49. Who portrayed Loretta Lynn
in the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter?

Sissy Spacek

50. True or false: Rosanne
Cash
and Dierks Bentley both graduated from Vanderbilt University
in Nashville.

True

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