John Rich, Evan Farmer Shine on Today‘s Country Week

John Rich was asking all the right questions Wednesday (Aug. 25) on Today, and it feels like he just about bankrupt the show. Rich was helping Hoda Kotb host the fourth-hour segment of the show, along with CMT’s Evan Farmer, and they played Who Knew with some of the viewers outside. The questions were all about country music, and every single one was correct. So each winner got $100. (Had their been any losers, they were going to receive host Kathie Lee Gifford’s CD. Or maybe that was just Kotb’s attempt at a little humor.) Either way, whether the question was about Garth Brooks‘ alter ego, the country album with the most sales, or who has not performed during Today‘s concert series, the viewers had all the answers and then Farmer provided some additional trivia on every topic. Blake Shelton and Martina McBride served as co-hosts on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, during a week devoted to country music. Trisha Yearwood will co-host Thursday, and Josh Turner will be there Friday.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.