Quiz: How Well Do You ACTUALLY Know American Country Music


What's your favorite subgenre? The Nashville sound? Outlaw country? Bro country?

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about famous songs, artists, and subgenres of American country music.

 Oct 12, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

Which country singer recorded 'The Gambler' in 1978 and performed it on 'The Muppet Show'?
Kenny Rogers
Kris Kristofferson
Johnny Cash

2 of 15Pick your answer!

One of the saddest country songs ever, 'Chas' by Dolly Parton, is about a young woman's unrequited love with her _________.
neighbor's husband

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Which country singer is nicknamed "The Red-Headed Stranger" because of his album of the same name?
Willie Nelson
Hank Williams
Johnny Cash

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of the following country singers is Canadian?
Olivia Newton John
Reba McEntire
Shania Twain

5 of 15Complete the lyric.

I might have been born just plain white trash but ________ was my name.

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Which poet wrote the lyrics to 'A Boy Named Sue,' famously sung by Johnny Cash?
e e cummings
Dr. Seuss
Shel Silverstein

7 of 15Pick your answer!

Which best describes the singing style associated with the "Nashville sound"?
Sprechgesang (halfway between speaking and singing)
nasal and whiny

8 of 15Pick your answer!

The Grand Ole Opry is in ___________.
Omaha, Nebraska
Nashville, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Which country singer wrote 'I Will Always Love You,' later made famous by Whitney Houston's 1992 cover version?
Emmylou Harris
Dolly Parton
Patsy Cline

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Who recorded 'Friends in Low Places,' an ode to drinking buddies?
Garth Brooks
Travis Tritt
Kenny Chesney

11 of 15Pick your answer!

In the South Park episode 'You Got Served,' Stan performs the world's easiest country line dance to ________.
'Achy Breaky Heart' by Billy Ray Cyrus
'Trouble' by Travis Tritt
'Boot Scootin' Boogie' by Brooks and Dunn

12 of 15Pick your answer!

Crystal Gayle is the younger sister or which country singer?
Dolly Parton
Naomi Judd
Loretta Lynn

13 of 15Pick your answer!

_________ are the embroidered rhinestone suits worn by Elvis, Porter Wagoner, Gene Autry, Gram Parsons, and others.
Nudie suits
Ten-Gallon suits
Hillbilly Deluxe suits

14 of 15Pick your answer!

The country artist with the highest selling album of all time is _________.
Johnny Cash
Reba McEntire
Garth Brooks

15 of 15Pick your answer!

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. was better known by his stage name ________.
Hank Williams
John Denver
Johnny Cash
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