When it comes to the Grand Ole Opry and country music, the Q & A Lady is the first to admit she hasn’t seen and done it all. She’s equally quick, however, to add that she’s been lucky to see and do quite a little bit, and she’s happy to share her country insight with readers each week. She knows her Con Hunley from her John Conlee and her “Your Cheatin’ Heart” from her “Achy Breaky Heart.” If you have a question about country music you’d like to submit for her to consider answering, you’re welcome to do so here. Or you can just drop by each week to read her responses to other inquiries from across the country and around the globe. You just might learn a fun fact or two along the way.
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Who was the singer and comedian that passed away several years ago. He was very large and usually wore a sailor cap.
The man in question shared your first name. Johnny Russell passed away almost ten years ago, July 3, 2001. In addition to the humor you remember (“the last workin’ ride at Opryland,” “can ever’body see me all right?”), Johnny penned a number of tunes you still hear on the radio. Among the biggest hits of his songwriting career: “Act Naturally” (Buck Owens, The Beatles, among others) and “Let’s Fall to Pieces Together” (George Strait).
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The Q & A Lady