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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Do you know a song about a Baby Ruth and a rose or some song about a candy bar and a rose?
New Palestine, IN
The song you’re thinking of is the teen love ballad “A Rose and a Baby Ruth”, and was a pop hit in the 50s for Opry member George Hamilton IV before he began enjoying success on the country charts. George the IV is known as the “International Ambassador of Country Music”, and his signature song is the classic “Abilene.” Here’s a piece of trivia on “Rose” you’re not going to get just anywhere, Jan. The song was covered by Marilyn Manson on a limited edition live album in 1999. And that, Jan, is the one degree of separation between George Hamilton IV and Marilyn Manson. Take that to your next cocktail party, why don’t ya?
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The Q & A Lady