29 Country Music Trivia Questions and Answers 

Find out if you’re a true country music fan by taking on our country music trivia challenge! 

Country music is often considered true American music, originating from the Southern Appalachian mountains, with backdrops of bluegrass and the Mississippi river; country music is home to many. 

To others, it’s simply great music. 

Country music became a genre in the 1920s, and since its arrival, it has only gotten stronger. Today, some of the biggest stars have tried their hand at this type of music, including Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. 

Of course, we have those country legends that have never (and should never) try their hand at anything else! 

In our bumper country music trivia, we will look at some of the greatest songs, artists, and facts surrounding this comforting, leg-jiggling, buckle-and-boot-wearing genre!

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General Country Music Trivia Questions and Answers

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Country music is stripped back, raw, and authentic, which is why it resonates so deeply with so many. 

You can laugh or cry to country songs, often on the same track!

Clever writing, passionate instrument playing, and vocalists that send shivers down the spine all contribute to country music being one of the most loved genres around the world. 

If you think you know your country music, you should do pretty well in round one of our country music trivia. 

Let’s go! 

1: During which decade was the Country Music Hall of Fame established?
1960s (1961).
2: The death of two legendary country artists led to a decline in country music popularity. Can you name either of these late legends?
Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline.
3: Who is said to be the most influential and popular artist of all time and known as the King of Country?
George Strait.
4: Which country artist, still active today, released their first song in 1957?
Dolly Parton.
5: How many full-time radio stations play only country music in the US?
Over 2000.
6: What is the movie called, starring Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell, that revolves around a down-and-out country singer-songwriter who is looking to compete in a modern world?
Crazy Heart.
7: Who never promised us a Rose Garden in 1970?
Lynn Anderson.
8: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton famously duetted on which timeless country song?
Islands in the Stream.
9: Which country artist performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in California on January 13, 1968?
Johnny Cash.
10: Who tried to retire from the country music scene in 1972, paying $14,000 to end their contract? Spoiler: it didn't last, and they were soon 'on the road again.'
Willie Nelson.
11: Which country star runs a book gifting program for children?
Dolly Parton.
12: In what year was country music voted America's favorite genre?
2012.

Best Songs in Country Music Trivia Questions and Answers

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Country music isn’t all about loose women, whiskey guzzling men, and heeled boots – sure, some of it is, but, at its core, country music is about familial pride, heartbreak, love, and overcoming hardship

Country music is about real values that we can all relate to in some way; we’ve felt those feelings, seen those things, experienced that incident – or we can well imagine it thanks to the intelligent writing of the best country songs

With so many fantastic country songs out there, it was a challenge to condense this round of our country music trivia to a select few – but we did it. 

Limiting the list to just one song per artist, we hope you find your favorite country performer below! 

Can you match the song to the artist?

Let’s find out!

1: Concrete Angel tells a somber story of a neglected young girl with a 'broken heart that the world forgot.' Can you name the artist?
Martina McBride.
2: 'Almost heaven, West Virginia,' is the opening line to which best-selling country song? Bonus point if you get the original artist, too! 
Take me Home Country Roads, John Denver.
3: Can you name the title and original artist of the track to feature this line: 'If I made you feel second best, girl, I'm sorry I was blind'?
You Were Always on My Mind, Willie Nelson.
4: Who sang about a Coat of Many Colors that her Momma made for her?
Dolly Parton.
5: This artist was called the 'First Lady of Country Music,' whose best-known song is 'Stand by Your Man.'
Tammy Wynette.
6: Which country artist had the following no. 1 hits in the US: Lucile and Coward of the County?
Kenny Rogers.
7: Who penned the autobiographical song 'Coal Miner's Daughter'?
Loretta Lynn.

Queens of Country Music Trivia Questions and Answers

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Let’s keep on turning back that country music clock and look at some Queens of Country; females who significantly impacted this genre. 

Some of the most prevalent and best-selling artists of country music are females – with charming traits, strong vocal ranges, earnest lyrics, and tongue-in-cheek one-liners, they were strong, independent women way before this was really acceptable! 

These country singing ladies paved the way for other female singer-songwriters to make it. 

They influenced and inspired generations and still do today. But, how many of the original Queens of Country can you remember?

Let’s find out in this Queen-dedicated country music trivia round. 

Ready to begin?

1: Which absolute legend wrote a globally timeless hit on the back of her suspicion about a bank teller flirting with her man?!
Dolly Parton, 'Jolene.'
2: Which Queen began her singing career as a divorced mother of 3 in 1965?
Tammy Wynette.
3: In response to 'The Wild Side of Life' by Hank Thompson, which precocious artist recorded her first major hit in 1952 called 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels?
Kitty Wells.
4: In 1965, who was the first female country artist to win a Grammy Award, for their song 'Here Comes My Baby,?
Dottie West.
5: Which ex-teacher reached the no. 1 spot in 1972 with her self-penned track 'The Happiest Girl in the USA'?
Donna Fargo.

Kings of Country Music Trivia Questions and Answers

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With their cowboy hats and heeled boots, the Kings of Country cut a fetching figure on stage, but more than this, they sounded pretty awesome, too. 

Gruff voices, raw emotions, and real talk are just a few of the things that cemented some male country stars into the hearts of many. 

In this round of our country music trivia, we will look at some of the greatest male singer-songwriters within this genre. 

Some we may have lost, but their words will remain with us for generations. 

Let’s look back at some of the most influential Kings of country. 

1: George Strait is considered to be THE King of Country music. But how many number one hits did he have between 1982 and 2009?
60.
2: Who is said to be one of the most important figures in country music history and is affectionately known as The Singing Cowboy?
Gene Autry.
3: Which artist was known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob and had singles reliably charting for more than 3 decades?
Faron Young.
4: Who was born Hiram King Williams in 1923?
Hank Williams.
5: Although widely regarded as a country artist who was so successful, they also were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Country Music Hall of Fame?
Johnny Cash.

More Country Music Trivia – Video

Well, folks, we’re at the end of our country music trivia. Did you make a note of any forgotten classics to add to your playlist? We hope you enjoyed playing! Here’s some more trivia you may like:

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