Country Music Trivia

70+ Country Music Trivia Questions For Cowgirls

Country music is underrated. It’s one of the most beautiful music genres on the radio. If you’re a huge fan of this style of music, here are some country music trivia questions and answers. Test your knowledge on how well you know your favorite singers and songs. Then challenge your friends to do the same!

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Here are some country music trivia questions! Good luck!

Which country music star wrote and first recorded “I Will Always Love You”, a song which later became one of the biggest selling singles of all time for Whitney Houston?

Dolly Parton.

Country music has its root in the folksongs of which region?

Country music originated in the Southern Appalachian mountains.

Which river became a crossroad for country music?

Mississippi River.

In which city is there a famous mural celebrating country legends?

Nashville.

Who replaced Taylor Swift on the Nashville mural that celebrated country legends?

Brad Paisley.

Who is the best-selling female artist in country music history?

Shania Twain.

In 1980, which country legend had a number one hit with “He Stopped Loving Her Today”?

George Jones.

How many records has Shania Twain sold?

More than 100 million.

Which singer recorded the first country song to sell one million copies?

Vernon Dalhart.

What is popularly called the birthplace of country music?

Bristol, Tennessee.

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Which city in the 20s gave rise to the first generation of country music’s earliest recording artists?

Atlanta.

Who recorded two of his best-selling albums in prison?

Johnny Cash.

In which year did James Gideon Tanner, one of the first stars of country music, die?

1960.

Which Loretta Lynn song inspired a 1980 biographical film of the same name?

Coal Miner’s Daughter.

The dissatisfaction with Nashville music and the aftermath of the British invasion resulted in which crossbred genre?

Country rock.

Which country star was known as “The Singing Brakeman”?

Jimmie Rodgers.

When was the genre of ‘neo country disco music’ popularized?

The 80s.

What genre did The Long Ryders and Mojo Nixon belong to?

The 80s Southern Californian Cowpunk scene.

In which decade did country music truly attain worldwide fame and popularity?

The 90s.

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Here are some more modern country music trivia questions! They will test your knowledge of your favorite singers and songs.

Question: Which are the dominant instruments in honky-tonk country music?
Answer: Steel guitar and fiddle.

Question: Who released the 1938 music record ‘Honky Tonk Music’?
Answer: Jelly Roll Morton.

Question: Which country legend duetted with Julio Iglesias on the 1984 single, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”?
Answer: Willie Nelson.

Question: Which singer holds the record for the largest indoor concert in North America?
Answer: George Strait.

Question: When did Ernest Tubb release his sixth release for Decca called ‘Walking The Floor Over You’?
Answer: 1941.

Question: Who was the first artist to play the electric guitar at the ‘Grand Ole Opry’?
Answer: Ernest Tubb.

Question: Who is known as the King of the so-called ‘Singing Cowboys’?
Answer: Gene Autry.

Question: When was ‘Grand Ole Opry‘ founded?
Answer: ‘Grand Ole Opry’ was founded on 28 November 1925.

Question: What was the name of James Gideon Tanner’s band which was popular in the 30s country music scene?
Answer: James Tanner headed the Skillet Lickers.

Question: Who was the first country musician known to add an electric guitar to his band?
Answer: Bob Wills.

Question: When did country musicians begin playing boogie woogie?
Answer: 1939.

Question: Whose album “Not a Moment Too Soon”, featuring the number one record of the same name, was the best-selling country music album of 1994?
Answer: Tim McGraw.

Question: Which city is considered the Country Music Capital of the World?
Answer: Nashville.

Question: Which is the only TV channel that is dedicated to country music in Canada?
Answer: CMT.

Question: In which country music festival held in Chennai will you find Anglo Indian musicians?
Answer: Blazing Guitars.

Question: What was Taylor Swift’s first song in the world of country music called?
Answer: ‘Tim McGraw’.

Question: Which Taylor Swift album spent 275 weeks on the Billboard 200?
Answer: ‘Fearless’.

Question: Willie Nelson write “On the Road Again” on _______.
Answer: Barf bags.

Question: Which band popularized an electro-pop version of the classic southern song ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’?
Answer: Rednex.

Question: Whose version of ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ won a Grammy Award in 1985?
Answer: The Moody Brothers.

Question: Which was the first American country music video cable channel?
Answer: The Nashville Network.

Question: Which Blues musician gave Hank Williams guitar lessons in exchange for meals?
Answer: Rufus Payne.

Question: Who originally recorded Garth Brooks’ 1991 hit “The Thunder Rolls”?
Answer: Tanya Tucker.

Question: What was Hank Williams’ backup band called?
Answer: Drifting Cowboys.

Question: Which was the only song with country airplay to reach number one on the pop charts in the late 80s?
Answer: Billy Vera’s ‘At This Moment.

Question: Who is the female country artist with the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list?
Answer: Carrie Underwood.

Question: Which country-influenced album by Kylie Minogue reached number one in Scotland?
Answer: ‘Golden’.

Question: Which country duo won the Country Music Association Award for top vocal duo every single year from 1972 to 1975?
Answer: Lynn and Twitty.

Question: Which Australian country song artist uses music to communicate about Aboriginal rights issues?
Answer: Troy Cassar-Daley.

Question: Which track took the Scrumpy and Western music genre to number one in both the UK and Ireland?
Answer: ‘The Combine Harvester’.

Question: Which artist’s record was first officially released as ‘Hillbilly Music’ by Okeh Records?
Answer: Fiddlin’ John Carson.

Question: Which country singer was honored by the National Italian American Foundation in 2004?
Answer: Tim McGraw.

Question: Which famous country singer is Miley Cyrus’ godmother?
Answer: Dolly Parton.

Question: Which country-inspired song by Miley Cyrus was featured in the ‘Hannah Montana’ movie?
Answer: ‘The Climb’.

Question: Which song by Billy Ray Cyrus helped to popularize line dance again?
Answer: ‘Achy Breaky Heart’.

Question: What was Billy Ray Cyrus’ first studio album called?
Answer: ‘Some Gave All’ (1992).

Question: Who is the first woman to have won the Country Music Association Awards’ Album of the Year twice?
Answer: Miranda Lambert.

Question: Which singer/songwriter reportedly landed a helicopter on the lawn of Johnny Cash to hand-deliver a music demo?
Answer: Kristofferson.

Question: At what age did Taylor Swift win an Album of the Year award for the first time?
Answer: 20.

Question: Who wrote ‘New York, New York’, which pays tribute to NYC in an alt-country fashion?
Answer: Ryan Adams.

Question: What was Blake Shelton’s first single called?
Answer: ‘Austin’.

Question: In which year was Luke Bryan named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA)?
Answer: 2013.

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Question: Which song was the first number-one single that got Keith Urban on the Hot Country Songs chart?
Answer: ‘But For The Grace Of God’.

Question: Which country music singer parlayed the success of his 1961 hit ‘Big Bad John’ into a sausage empire?
Answer: Jimmy Dean.

Question: Which Keith Urban album is his highest-selling, certified 4x Platinum?
Answer: ‘Be Here’.

Question: Which country singer was a construction worker and a fishing guide before making best-selling music?
Answer: Clint Black.

Question: Which song by Beyonce in her iconic album ‘Lemonade’ was a throwback to her country roots?
Answer: ‘Daddy Lesson’.

Question: How many times has Loretta Lynn been nominated for the Grammy Awards?
Answer: 18 times.

Question: What was Loretta Lynn’s 2018 album called?
Answer: ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great.’

Question: What was Clint Black’s first album called?
Answer: ‘Killin Time.’

Question: Where was Brad Paisley born?
Answer: Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States.

Question: Which was Brad Paisley’s debut single called?
Answer: ‘Who Needs Pictures’ in 1999.

Question: What kind of music did Cliff Carlisle produce in the 20s?
Answer: He mostly recorded Blues songs.

Question: Which country singer has been involved in activism involving biofuels?
Answer: Willie Nelson.

Question: How did Patsy Cline tragically die?
Answer: She died in 1953 in a plane crash.

Question: In which decade did Patsy Cline become an official member of The Opry?
Answer: The 60s.

Question: What was Patsy Cline’s first release under Decca?
Answer: ‘I Fall To Pieces’.

Question: How many studio albums did Merle Haggard release?
Answer: 56.

Question: What was the ‘National Barn Dance’ in the 30s and 40s?
Answer: ‘National Barn Dance’ was a radio show featuring songs from the second generation of country music.

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