Author: Country Music Hall of Fame,, Ernie Couch
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
This popular question-and-answer book has been revised and updated to include the newest stars, latest songs, and most current statistics. Illustrated.
Author: Kevin Snelgrove
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Do you enjoy country music? Are you familiar with the names of all the best-loved country stars, past and present? Can you recall when your favourite country artists started their singing careers and sing along to their greatest hits? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this quiz book is certain to appeal to you. Which group reached the number 8 position in Billboard’s Hot Country Songs in 1979 with ‘Outside Lookin’ In’? Who are Henry John Deutschendorf Jr and Eilleen Regina Edwards better known as? Who won an honorary award at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards? The answers to these questions and more can all be found in The Country Music Quiz Book. With 100 questions about the artists and their music, this book has something for everyone and you are bound to discover some fascinating facts about the legends of country. This is a must-have book for all country fans and anyone interested in finding out more about this popular genre of music.
Author: Mark J. Knickelbine
Publisher: Trails Books
Dust off the banjo and tune up the fiddle! From Jimmy Rodgers and the Grand Ole Opry to Hank Williams and Honky Tonk, this book takes its readers on a twangy tour of one of the oldest and most popular musical genres in America. Country music lovers and historians alike will devour more than 400 questions, beginning with the roots of vaudeville, blues and church music all the way to 1960s Nashville. Journalist and historian Mark J. Knickelbine has authored or co-authored eight books on topics ranging from fast food to the Korean War. His enduring fascination with the history of American popular music led him to create the Music Trivia Quiz Series for Trails Books.
Author: Nick Holt
Publisher: Random House
BBC Radio 6 Music is the place for alternative music – and this is the quiz for its fans. From indie pop and iconic rock to trip hop, electronica and dance, these questions will test your knowledge of the last 60 years of floor-fillers, cult classics and the best B-sides to the limit. Including dedicated quizzes on your favourite 6 Music shows, like Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist, Guy Garvey's Finest Hour, Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service and more, find out how much you can really call yourself the king of rock n' roll.
Author: Jimmy Correa
Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc
Provides quizzes testing a reader's knowledge of rock, country, rhythm and blues, and popular music.
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Author: Brian Mansfield
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Who named Roy Acuff "The King of Country Music"? What country singers are former employees of Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum? Which Elvis Presley hit was written by Eddie Rabbit and featured piano and background singing by Ronnie Milsap? More than 1,000 questions and answers and 50 photos will keep Country Music fans entertained for hours with some obscure and fascinating, and some better-known facts about stars, songs, history, and traditions. Country Music Trivia is published in cooperation with the Country Music Hall of Fame, a world-class museum that highlights the history of country music from its birth to present day. The Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation. In addition to the wealth of information available in the book, Country Music Trivia includes a CD-ROM with an interactive trivia game that can be played by one or more participants. Questions in the game come up at random so you will never play the same game twice. And by the way, the answers to the questions above are: Dizzy Dean; Lisa Angelle sold admission tickets, Kathy Mattea served as a tour guide, and Restless Heart's Larry Steward worked in the museum's gift shop; "Kentucky Rain."
Author: Joel Whitburn
(Book). In this comprehensive artist-by-artist listing, you'll find the more than 2,300 artists and 17,800 songs that debuted on Billboard's country singles charts from 1944-2005. Not only does it cover the complete chart careers of legendary country greats such as Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, and Reba McEntire, it also introduces fresh country voices like Gretchen Wilson, Bobby Pinson, Keith Anderson and others. This unique country compilation is a priceless gold mine of stats and facts, all presented in a handy, easy-to-use format!
Author: Joel Whitburn
(Book). An all-encompassing, artist-by-artist listing of every artist and song that's made Billboard 's "Hot Country Songs" charts. Over 2,400 country artists and over 19,000 songs represent 64 years of country chart hits! Complete chart data shows peak position and total chart weeks. Indicates awards that the song won, as well as a bio on every artist listed. A special section includes an alphabetical song title section and handy list of Top Artists, Top Hits and Record Breakers.
Author: Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Hill and Wang
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
Author: Mark Bego
Publisher: Citadel Press
Here is a comprehensive look at one of the biggest stars in the hard-driving, often heartbreaking world of country music. A chronicle of Strait's journey from playing Texas honkytonks to his big break in 1981, when he released Strait Country, to his stunning success just four albums later, when he debuted at number 1 on Billboard's country music chart. The white-stetsoned Strait is one of America's top concert attractions, and the Country Music Association named him Entertainer of the Year. Told with all the warmth, honesty, grit, and passion of the legendary artist himself, this is the story of the man behind the superstar myth -- of the family that shaped his youth, of his relationship with his wife, Norma, and of the tragic auto accident that killed his teenage daughter . . . and changed his life forever. Sure to be a revelation and an inspiration to his millions of fans.