Quiz: How Well Do You ACTUALLY Know American Country Music

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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 _________.
teacher
brother-in-law
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.
Jolene
Fancy
Ruby

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"?
nasal and whiny
crooning
Sprechgesang (halfway between speaking and singing)

8 of 15Pick your answer!

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

9 of 15Pick your answer!

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

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Who recorded 'Friends in Low Places,' an ode to drinking buddies?
Travis Tritt
Garth Brooks
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 ________.
'Boot Scootin' Boogie' by Brooks and Dunn
'Trouble' by Travis Tritt
'Achy Breaky Heart' by Billy Ray Cyrus

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.
Hillbilly Deluxe suits
Nudie suits
Ten-Gallon suits

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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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