130+ Country Music Trivia Questions and Answers

Country music is among the most beautiful music genre in history. Somehow the rise of new music styles may have lessened the popularity of country music but not great enough to steal its thunder.

So any time you are in the outdoors, horse riding in your cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, you can’t fail to feel the country music vibe as portrayed by most artists.

Country Music Trivia Questions and Answers

There is something Kenny Roger’s music does to your soul, and all you want to do is sing along or cry it out. Something to do with the twang in the artists’ voice or the message conveyed.

Is your Country music knowledge in key, or does your memory miss some beats? Test your knowledge with these country music trivia questions and answers.

1. Which singer famously played two live shows at Folsom Prison in January 1968?

Johnny Cash


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

Southern Appalachian mountains


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

George Jones


4. 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


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


6. Which river became a crossroad for country music?


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



8. In Bobby Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe”, what is the name of the bridge that Billie Joe McAllister jumps off?

The Tallahatchie Bridge


9. What is popularly called the birthplace of country music?

Bristol, Tennessee


10. “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” was the first single released by which singer?

Garth Brooks


11. Why is Tennessee called the birthplace of country music?

The US Congress gave Bristol, Tennessee the official title of ‘The Birthplace of Country Music’.


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

Brad Paisley


13. Which singer, known as “The King of Country”, won a Grammy in 2009 for his album “Troubadour”?

George Strait


14. Which convention, held in 1925, helped inspire modern country music?

The Mountain City Fiddlers Convention


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

Shania Twain


16. Which influential country singer-songwriter died at the age of just 29, while being driven to perform a concert in Ohio on New Year’s Day, 1953?

Hank Williams


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



18. How many records has Shania Twain sold?

More than 100 million


19. Billie Jo Spears hit the number one spot on the Billboard country chart in 1975, with which song?

Blanket on the Ground


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



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

Vernon Dalhart


22. Which singer, who has won more Grammy awards than any other male country music artist, was hired by the Eagles in 2017, following the death of Glenn Frey?

Vince Gill


23. What was the name of James Gideon Tanner’s band which was popular in the ’30s country music scene?

James Tanner headed the Skillet Lickers


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

Coal Miner’s Daughter


25. Who rose to fame with their debut single “She’s in Love with the Boy” in 1991?

Trisha Yearwood


26. Who did the vocals for the Skillet Lickers?

Dan Hornsby, Clayton McMichen and Riley Puckett.


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

Country rock


28. In the late 60s and early 70s, Dolly Parton had a regular spot on which country singer’s weekly syndicated TV show?

Porter Wagoner


29. Which was the first record label to start issuing so-called ‘Hillbilly Music’?

Okeh Records


30. 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?

Tim McGraw


31. Which artist’s record was first officially released as ‘Hillbilly Music’ by Okeh Records?

Fiddlin’ John Carson


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

Jimmie Rodgers


33. “There’s Your Trouble”, “Cowboy Take Me Away” and “Landslide” were hit records for which country music group?


34. Which artist had their country music record released by Columbia Records?

Samantha Bumgardner


35. Tommy beats up the Gatlin brothers after they assault his woman Becky, in which Kenny Rogers hit song?

Coward of the County


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

The 80s


37. Which country legend died in a plane crash at the age of 30, on March 5, 1963?

Patsy Cline


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

The 80s Southern Californian Cowpunk scene.


39. Which singer, known as the “First Lady of Country Music”, is best known for the song “Stand by Your Man”?

Tammy Wynette.


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

The 90s


41. Which influential star had several stints in juvenile detention centers when growing up, as well as spending time in San Quentin Prison from 1958-60 before turning his life around and finding success in country music?

Merle Haggard


42. Which are the dominant instruments in honky-tonk country music?

Steel guitar and fiddle


43. Who released the country song “One Number Away”?

Luke Combs


44. Who was the first artist to play the electric guitar at the ‘Grand Ole Opry’?

Ernest Tubb


45. Which two country stars had a massive world-wide hit in 1983 with the Bee Gees-penned song “Islands in the Stream”?

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton


46. Who released the country song “You Make It Easy”?

Jason Aldean


47. Who is known as the King of the so-called ‘Singing Cowboys’?

Gene Autry


48. On the “Johnny Cash: Forever Words” tribute album, who did “Body on Body”?



49. When was ‘Grand Ole Opry‘ founded?

On 28 November 1925

50. Who released the country song “Broken Halos”?

Chris Stapleton


51. When did country musicians begin playing boogie woogie?



52. When did the term country music gain popularity?



53. Who released the 2018 country song “Singles You Up”?

Jordan Davis


54. Which is the only TV channel that is dedicated to country music in Canada?



55. What were the two prominent components of country music fashion?

The cowboy hat and cowboy boots


56. Who released the country song “Most People Are Good”?

Luke Bryan


57. In which country music festival held in Chennai will you find Anglo Indian musicians?

Blazing Guitars


58. Who was the first black star performer in the Grand Ole Opry in 1927?

DeFord Bailey


59. What music label is Morgan Wallen on?

Big Loud Mountain


60. Which Taylor Swift album spent 275 weeks on the Billboard 200?



61. Which song of Darius Rucker is one of the most-played country songs ever?

“Wagon Wheel”


62. Who released the country song “Up Down”?

Morgan Wallen Featuring Florida Georgia Line


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



64. How many country radio stations are there in the United States?

There are over 2,000 full-time country radio stations


65. Who released the country song The Long Way”?

Brett Eldredge


66. Whose version of ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ won a Grammy Award in 1985?

The Moody Brothers


67. Where was the alt-country band of Horses (Horses) formed?



68. Which Blues musician gave Hank Williams guitar lessons in exchange for meals?

Rufus Payne


69. Which country song of 2016 released by Kane Brown?

Country song “Heaven”


70. On the “Johnny Cash: Forever Words” tribute album, who did “Spirit Rider”?

Jamey Johnson


71. Who is the female country artist with the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list?

Carrie Underwood


72. David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney hit No. 1 with what song?

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright


73. Which country-influenced album by Kylie Minogue reached number one in Scotland?



74. Where did Country Jam 2018 take place?



75. Who released the country song “Five More Minutes?


76. Which country duo won the Country Music Association Award for top vocal duo every single year from 1972 to 1975?

Lynn and Twitty


77. Dierks Bentley is famous for which country song?

“Woman Amen”


78. Who released the country song “Marry Me”“?

Thomas Rhett


79. Which Australian country song artist uses music to communicate about Aboriginal rights issues?

Troy Cassar-Daley


80. Who has got the Female Vocalist of the Year in 2017?

Miranda Lambert


81. What Dixie Chicks album was nominated for “Album of the Year” in the 2007 Grammys?

Taking The Long Way


82. Which track took the Scrumpy and Western music genre to number one in both the UK and Ireland?

The Combine Harvester’


83. Which female singer of the 90s released her first hit song I Don’t Want To Be A One Night Stand in 1976?

Reba Nell McEntire


84. Who was the first member of the original Dixie Chicks band to leave the group?

Robin Lynn Macy


85. Which country-inspired song by Miley Cyrus was featured in the ‘Hannah Montana’ movie?

‘The Climb’


86. In which year Reba recapped about 21 songs which 11 of them reached #1 on Billboard and other publications?

In 2005


87. Which song by Billy Ray Cyrus helped to popularize line dance again?

‘Achy Breaky Heart’


88. Who won the five Grammy Awards; four for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the fifth for Best Country Album?

Mary Chapin Carpenter


89. Who released the single “Space Cowboy” in 2018?

Kacey Musgraves


90. What was Billy Ray Cyrus’ first studio album called?

‘Some Gave All’ (1992)


91. When did Lee Ann Womack release her first album which signaled the neotraditional country music sound?

In 1997


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



93. Which song of Mary Chapin Carpenter is about fulfilling the societal mold of what it means to be a wife and a mother?

Chapin Carpenter’s “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”


94. Who released the country song “Female”?

Keith Urban


95. At what age did Taylor Swift win an Album of the Year award for the first time?

20 years old


96. Whose, “Letter to Mom” sings a powerfully perceptive message of encouragement to victims of sexual abuse in this song from 1996?

Iris Dement


97. Which country superstar had her award speech interrupted by Kanye West?

Taylor Swift


98. “Crazy” got the vocals of which singer?

Patsy Cline


99. Which male country singer co-hosts the TV show The Voice?

Blake Shelton

100. Who sang “Walking the Floor Over You”?

Ernest Tubb


101. Which artist reached the top of the charts with Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You?

Brooks & Dunn


102. The song”Foggy Mountain Breakdown” was sung by whom?

Earl Scruggs


103. In which movie, starring Sandra Bullock, did Tim McGraw appear as an owner of Taco Bell franchises?

The Blindside


104. In which musical form was Country music originated?

Hillbilly music


105. Country music is associated with the western cowboy lifestyle and there is a sub-genre called what?

Western Music


106. What was the name of Garth Brooks’ rock and roll alter ego in the late ’90s?

Chris Gaines


107. When did country music have a bawdy, rowdy aspect, unlike the later more mellow sound?



108. Which artist has an album title that refers to the “same trailer, different park?”

Kacey Musgraves


109. Which 1980 movie transformed Dolly Parton into a household name?

9 to 5


110. What was Shania Twain’s best-selling single?

You’re Still The One


111. When did a patent medicine called Crazy Water Crystals become big country music and artist sponsor?

In the 30’s


112. Which famous Central California city is home to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens?



113. What was the name of the first American country music video cable channel?

The Nashville Network


114. In the 1990s, which country artist became the first to have five singles from one album reach the top of the charts?

Rodney Crowell


115. ‘Austin’ was the first single of which famous singer?

Blake Shelton’s


116. Which tireless singer played the most live shows in the 2000s?

Kenny Chesney


117. How many times has Loretta Lynn been nominated for the Grammy Awards?

18 times


118. What was the name of the band that backed Bill Monroe?

Blue Grass Boys


119. Who was the first woman to win Country Music Entertainer of Year at the Country Music Awards (CMAs)?

Loretta Lynn


120. June Carter Cash had a role in which Robert Duvall film?

An Apostle


121. Which country music legend wrote Patsy Cline’s hit song Crazy?

Willie Nelson


122. What was the name of the style of country music that Johnny Cash helped make famous?

Outlaw country


123. Which outspoken female country group became publicly critical of George W. Bush during his presidency?

Dixie Chicks


124. About whom did Taylor Swift write the song I Knew You Were Trouble?

Harry Styles


125. At the 1975 CMAs, what did Charlie Rich do with the card that announced John Denver as the Entertainer of the Year?

He burned it.


126. Who won the first country Grammy?

Kingston Trio


127. What is the name of the city that built the Shania Twain Centre in her honor?

Timmins in Ontario, Canada


128. Who was Johnny Cash’s first wife?

Vivian Liberto


129. In what kind of structure was Merle Haggard born?

A boxcar

130. Which major record label signed Randy Travis in 1985 after many others turned him down?


131. Who coined the term “country music?”

Ernest Tubb in 1958


132. From what kind of wood did they make the famous circle that is at the center of the Grand Ole Opry stage?

Dark oak wood


133. Sara Carter of the Carter Family used a special kind of instrument in her performances. To what family of musical instruments does that instrument belong?

The zither family


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