Country Music ZOOM quiz: Answers
By Helen Wright
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You have reached the ANSWERS page to our Country Music Trivia Quiz. To PLAY THE QUIZ from the beginning, CLICK HERE.
How well do you know your country music playlist?
COUNTRY QUIZ ROUND ONE (EASY): ANSWERS
1. Music City is Nashville’s nickname. The US city may have been given the name way back in 1873, where after receiving and hearing a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is reported as saying that “These young people must surely come from a musical city.”
2: Carrie Underwood won American Idol. The country girl found fame on season four of the singing competition.
3: Connie Britton plays Rayna James in Nashville. The series began in 2012 and ran for six seasons.
4: Blake Shelton is engaged to No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani. The two ‘The Voice’ judges met in 2015 and have since recorded a number of duets too.
5: Dollywood. Rides at Dolly’s theme park have included the Mystery Mine, the Wild Eagle and the Tennessee Tornado.
6: Johnny Cash’s was known as The Man in Black, due to his style of wearing all black on stage.
7. TRUE! The CMAs (Country Music Awards) are the longest running annual music awards on television. They’ve been on TV since 1968, longer than the Grammys.
8: “…Stay away from Juliet” The No.1 country hit also reached number four on the Billboard top 100 in 2008 for 19-year-old Taylor.
9: Walk the Line. The film received positive reviews and grossed $187 million worldwide, becoming the all-time highest grossing music biopic (until Straight Outta Compton was released).
10. The Dixie Chicks renamed as The Chicks due to the negative connotations to slavery found in the word Dixie.
11. Hootie and the Blowfish
12. Ronan Keating. FUN FACT: Ronan’s version of When You Say Nothing At All (his debut solo single) was featured in the movie Notting Hill.
COUNTRY QUIZ ROUND TWO: ANSWERS
1: Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’s godmother. The Queen of country was good friends with Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley’s dad
2 Garth Brooks. Garth has sold 170 million records to date, making him the best selling country artist and the 2nd best-selling artist of all time (after The Beatles)
3: Choose from: Brad Pitt, Tarzan, John Wayne, Captain Kirk, Elvis. None of them impress Shania much…
4. Eric Church’s nickname is The Chief. Eric’s album of the same name contains his smash hit ‘Springsteen’, inspired by The Boss.
5: George Strait is the most successful artist of all time at the CMAs. He’s both the most nominated artist and the most awarded. With 83 nods since 1983, he has taken home 23 CMA Awards, including five album of the year awards. His last award was entertainer of the year in 2013.
6: Miranda Lambert is the most awarded female artist in CMA history with 12 wins and 39 nominations. Lambert also holds the current six-win streak in the female vocalist category.
7: Tim McGraw
9: Nashville, Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry was founded in 1925 and was originally located on the fifth floor of an insurance company building.
10: Kacey Musgraves. Golden Hour won Album of the Year and ‘Best Country Album’
11: Jimmie Rogers, known for his distinctive yodelling, began recording in the 1920s.
FINAL ROUND – THE HARD COUNTRY QUESTIONS:
HOW WILL YOU DO ON LEVEL THREE?
1: 20. The 1997 crossover album, Come on Over, is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
2: Chris Gaines. Garth invented the alter-ego for a movie called The Lamb that was shelved after the concept album flopped.
3: The Chicks have had SIX country number one singles.
4: “Working Man Blues”, “Silver Wings”, and “Going Where the Lonely Go” are all songs from Merle Haggard
5: Tennessee Homesick Blues
6: Waylon Jennings. In Waylon’s early days he played in Buddy Holly’s backing band. J.P. Richardson, known as The Big Bopper, was supposed to have travelled in his tour bus while Waylon travelled on the plane. However, because Richardson was suffering from flu, Waylon offered to exchange his seat on the airplane for Richardson’s seat on the bus.
7: Patsy Montana. Patsy Montana was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 1987 and the County Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
8: 74. Dolly also released her 47th solo studio album in December 2020.
9: DeFord Bailey, ‘The Harmonica Wizard’ was the first black performer to appear at The Grand Ole Opry.
10: Hank Williams. He was only 30 years old when he died. The last single released before he died was “I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive.”
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