NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Test Your Country Knowledge

Take This Quiz About Willie, Garth, Dolly and More

(NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/ Editorial Director Chet Flippo.)

Try your skills on this country quiz. Answers are below.

1. Which country star is working out with the New Orleans Saints?

a) Keith Urban
b) Toby Keith
c) Blake Shelton
d) Kenny Chesney

2. Johnny Cash went off to die in:

a) Nickajack Cave
b) Gulf of Mexico
c) Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge
d) Old Hickory Lake

3. He sings the theme song of the movie Dale.

a) Brian Kirby
b) Luke Bryan
c) Brent Keith
d) Keith Bryant

4. He was called “The King of Country Music.”

a) Willie Nelson
b) Jimmie Rodgers
c) Hank Williams
d) Roy Acuff

5. She worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

a) Trisha Yearwood
b) Kathy Mattea
c) Martina McBride
d) Patty Loveless

6. Shania Twain’s real birth name is:

a) Laura Edwards
b) Ellen Edwards
c) Eileen Edwards
d) Patricia Edwards

7. Garth Brooks’ college degree is in:

a) Advertising
b) Business
c) Drama
d) Marketing

8. He worked in the mailroom at Rolling Stone magazine in New York.

a) Garth Brooks
b) Blake Shelton
c) Jim Lauderdale
d) Kenny Chesney

9. Her father and stepfather are both in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

a) Rosanne Cash
b) Pam Tillis
c) Lorrie Morgan
d) Carlene Carter

10. He won six Grammys in 1965.

a) Willie Nelson
b) Buck Owens
c) Roger Miller
d) Waylon Jennings

11. Before becoming a singer, Willie Nelson sold:

a) Bibles
b) Vacuum cleaners
c) Used cars
d) Nude calendars

12. She sold T-shirts on Garth Brooks’ tour.

a) Trisha Yearwood
b) Martina McBride
c) Faith Hill
d) Patty Loveless

13. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Garth Brooks has sold:

a) 100 million albums
b) 150 million albums
c) 66 million albums
d) 40 million albums

14. Nashville’s first platinum-selling album was:

a) Red Headed Stranger
b) Wanted: The Outlaws
c) No Fences
d) Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

15. He murdered his wife and then died in prison.

a) Lefty Frizzell
b) Webb Pierce
c) Johnny Paycheck
d) Spade Cooley

16. Dolly Parton has been married since 1966 to:

a) Carl Dean
b) Dean Sams
c) Carl Gump
d) Carl Perkins

17. Lyle Lovett was married to:

a) Cameron Diaz
b) Heather Locklear
c) Julia Roberts
d) Angelina Jolie

18. Hank Williams died at the age of:

a) 45
b) 39
c) 29
d) 53

19. She grew up on a farm in Wyomissing, Pa.

a) Miranda Lambert
b) Taylor Swift
c) Trisha Yearwood
d) Martina McBride

20. She had four children by the time she was 17.

a) Dolly Parton
b) Dottie West
c) Loretta Lynn
d) Patsy Cline

ANSWERS: 1. d 2. a 3. c 4. d 5. a and b 6. c 7. a 8. c 9. d 10. c 11. a and b 12. b 13. c 14. b 15. d 16. a 17. c 18. c 19. b 20. c

If you got all 20 right, congratulations! You’re a true country fan. If you scored at least 15 right, you’re on the true path to knowledge. Those who got 10 to 15 correct need to do some homework. If you scored under 10, you need to read every word on every day. Class dismissed.