My Kind of Country

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Jeopardy! Country Edition Discussion

Stars from Law & Order on Jeopardy!

Stars from Law & Order on Jeopardy!

So I was surfing wikipedia after watching an episode of Law & Order: SVU, and I followed a link to “Celebrity Jeopardy!” Looking through the total list of contestants over the years, I spotted some country stars, namely Kathy Mattea (Who won her game in 1994), Naomi Judd (1998), and Brad Paisley (2003). As a huge Jeopardy fan (I hope to be on the show one day, I’m very good at getting the answers), I pose this question:

Which current country stars do you think would do well? Who would do badly? Who would you want to see face off in a trivia showdown?

For the obvious answers, Kellie Pickler would surely lose, if Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader is any proof, and most mainstream male acts seem unintelligent (at least not in the kind of trivia knowledge required for Jeopardy). On the other side, I think Jennifer Nettles would be interesting to watch, but I’m biased since I love Sugarland so much. I think she seems smart, but with celebrities it’s so hard to know…

I would like to see Natalie Maines and Toby Keith face off. They both seem fairly knowledgeable, but they could finally settle that unresolved dispute, and we would finally know who is better! (I vote Natalie…) I bet it would get very heated though, to say the least.

Another suggestion? Pit the members of groups against each other! See which Rascal Flatts member is the smartest? Or have Kathy Mattea come back and whoop them all? Who knows!

So what do you guys think?

6 responses to “Jeopardy! Country Edition Discussion

  1. jrjourney December 13, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Well, since you took all my suggestions – Pickler and Nettles, namely – I’ll have to think about this some …

    Great head-scratching topic though.

  2. Rainbow December 14, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Dolly Parton would surely do well. Lee Ann Womack and Patty Loveless seem like bright ladies too.

  3. Jordan Stacey December 14, 2008 at 9:38 am

    This is an interesting idea I would like to see Blake Shelton as he does seem like a fairly smart guy. I hate Jeopardy though it makes me feel stupid.

  4. Blake Boldt December 14, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Trisha Yearwood graduated from Belmont, and she’s always presented herself as an intelligent woman. I ditto Womack and Loveless. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood both appear to be a educated young women. Alison Krauss, too.

    For the men, I would say Paisley and possibly someone like Gary Allan. But Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell would dominate.

  5. sheldon December 14, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Hey Rainbow…I agree Dolly would be great – but even if she didn’t win she would be wildly entertaining…would love to see her on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune too!

  6. CF December 14, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    It’s funny how Pickler immediately came to mind when I read “who would do baddest?” lol.

    Since I think a good amount of stars would do the same as the average person, like me (well, I might do slightly better lol), I’ll just list some who I think wouldn’t do so well:

    Obviously Jessica Simpson. Rodney Atkins doesn’t strike me as too smart, for some reason. I’m done with those.

    Seems like Marty Stuart would do really well in the game.

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