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Maybe next time, cowboy: Luke Bryan is no match for 5-year-old in 'country' trivia

The "Kick the Dust Up" singer was left, well, in the dust.
/ Source: TODAY

Luke Bryan competed against 5-year-old presidential expert Macey Hensley on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" ... and the "Kick the Dust Up" singer was left, well, in the dust.

DeGeneres introduced the game, "Know Your Country," as a chance for the two contestants to answer trivia questions about either country music or the history of the United States. Since one's a famous country singer and the other is a history buff, that seemed fair enough.

Well, at least Bryan didn't go down without a fight. He gave it his all, answering "Who was the youngest president to ever be elected?" with "Uh ... Barack Obama!" When the buzzer sounded, signaling (quite loudly) that he was wrong, Hensley answered correctly with an exuberant "John F. Kennedy!"

To his credit, the country star was a gracious loser, telling Hensley he'd be sure to vote for her when she's on the ballot one day.

But he did take the time to question DeGeneres' motives, declaring, "Wait, I thought this was supposed to be about country music."

DeGeneres was quick to defend the game.

"Luke, this one is about country music," she said, before rattling off questions such as, "Lady Antebellum's nickname is Lady A. What was Martin Van Buren's nickname?" and "Kenny Chesney sings 'She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy.' But which president was also a peanut farmer?"

"Ooh, I got that!" Bryan said at long last. "Jimmy Carter." Ding ding ding!

Bryan: one. Hensley: five.