Your country music trivia for NFR weekend

The Pistol Annies: Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe

With the National Finals Rodeo in town, Las Vegas once again morphs into Nashville West for 10 nights of countrified entertainment. How prepared are you?

Match these incoming entertainers with a piece of their résumé:

A Clint Black (December 2-3, Golden Nugget)

B Pistol Annies (December 3, House of Blues)

C Lee Ann Womack (December 2-3, Orleans)

D Travis Tritt (December 4-5, Golden Nugget)

E The Dirt Drifters (December 6 & 8, Mirage)

F Dwight Yoakam (December 6-8, Las Vegas Hilton)

G Tanya Tucker (December 7, Golden Nugget)

H Merle Haggard (December 8-9, Golden Nugget)

1Has appeared in episodes of King of the Hill, The Girls Next Door and Touched by an Angel.

2Texas native notched 13 top-10 singles by age 21.

3Debuted at April’s “Girls Night Out” Vegas show before charting with a No. 1 album.

4Early hits include “Sing Me Back Home,” “Mama Tried” and “Okie From Muskogee.”

5Reached No. 14 on Billboard’s pop chart with 2000 crossover hit “I Hope You Dance.”

6Reportedly, Johnny Cash’s favorite country singer.

7Thirteen No. 1 hits and one Extreme Makeover: Home Edition appearance.

8Siblings-led lineup released Warner Bros. debut in February.

Answers: A-7, B-3, C-5, D-1, E-8, F-6, G-2, H-4


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