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Do you know your Country? Origin of Country Music Quiz

Here's a nice quiz on the Origin of Country Music. The answers are on the bottom of the page.

P.S. Don't feel bad if you only get half of them right. You'll be doing better than my partner Stu did...

1) What person is known as the "Father of Country Music"?

A. Johnny Cash
B. Jimmie Rodgers
C. Tex Ritter
D. Jed Clampett

2) Who wrote a song about driving on the soundtrack of the movie "Roadie" that became a number one country song?

A. Merle Haggard
B. Charlie Daniels
C. Eddie Rabbitt
D. Willie Nelson

3) What year did Patsy Cline die in a plane crash?

A. 1976
B. 1945
C. 1963
D. 1990

4) In 1996 "Wild Angels" hits No. 1 on the country charts.Who was the country singer?

A. Anita Carter
B. Gretchen Wilson
C. Martina McBride
D. Reba McEntire

5) What female country singer joined forces with Moe Bandy to sing the song,"It's a Cheatin' Situation"?

A. Charly McClain
B. Tammy Wynette
C. Jan Howard
D. Martha Carson

6) Hank Williams Sr. called his son Hank Jr. "Bocephus". Where did the name "Bocephus" come from?

A. Artwork from a World War II bomber.
B. Comedian Rod Brasfield's vetriloquist dummy.
C. Name of the town drunk in Huntsville, Alabama.
D. None of the above.


1. B
2. C
3. C
4. C
5. A
6. B



1) The Movie Roadie: How Meatloaf Tried To Kill Me

2) Country Music Magazine, March 2002

3) More Memories, Ralph Emery with Tom Carter (Paperback)

About the Author

Robert Harper owns Harper's Distribution in El Paso, Texas. Robert writes, "I'm a country music fan, and I love talking and writing about country music." Sometimes I find really juicy news (especially if it involves money) and I'll blab it to the whole world. Website: http://www.top-country-songs.com

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