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?
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson
Hank Williams

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?
Shel Silverstein
e e cummings
Dr. Seuss

7 of 15Pick your answer!

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

8 of 15Pick your answer!

The Grand Ole Opry is in ___________.
Nashville, Tennessee
Omaha, Nebraska
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?
Patsy Cline
Emmylou Harris
Dolly Parton

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 ________.
'Trouble' by Travis Tritt
'Boot Scootin' Boogie' by Brooks and Dunn
'Achy Breaky Heart' by Billy Ray Cyrus

12 of 15Pick your answer!

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

13 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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