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'?
Johnny Cash
Kris Kristofferson
Kenny Rogers

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?
Hank Williams
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson

4 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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
Dr. Seuss
e e cummings

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
Dallas, Texas
Omaha, Nebraska

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
Patsy Cline
Dolly Parton

10 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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
'Boot Scootin' Boogie' by Brooks and Dunn
'Trouble' by Travis Tritt

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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