Country Music Trivia Game – You Said There Would Be No Math!

Country Music Trivia Game – You Said There Would Be No Math!

Lisa plays game show host and Tammy is the impartial judge as Jim, Bob and our new Deputy Editor Chris Parton face off over some country music trivia.

Show Participants

  • Lisa Konicki, Editor in Chief (and Trivia Game Host)
  • Jim Casey, Managing Editor
  • Chris Parton, Deputy Editor
  • Bob Paxman, Senior Writer
  • Tammy Ragusa, Senior Writer (and Trivia Game Judge)

Trivia Game Rules

  • Round 1: Each question is 5 points
  • Round 2: Each question is 10 points
  • Final Question: Contestants can bid up to 100% of their total points.

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Trivia Game Questions – Round 1

  1. Who collaborated with Willie Nelson to record the No. 1 hit “Beer for My Horses” in 2003?
  2. What was the name of Garth Brooks’ rock and roll alter ego in the late ’90s?
  3. Which famous Central California city is home to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens?
  4. How many albums has Luke Bryan released in his career, NOT including Spring Break EPs?
  5. The following lyrics are from which country song? If I could be the fire in your firefly,
    The cool in the rain,
    The spark in your eye,
    The answer to your prayer,
    And the faith that sets you free
  6. How many country artists have won American Idol? Name them.
  7. What is the only song by Chely Wright to chart No. 1 on the Billboard charts?
  8. Who was the first woman to win Country Music Entertainer of Year at the CMA Awards?
  9. Who did Blake Shelton get his first win with on The Voice?
  10. What is the opening line for “Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band?
  11. How old was Johnny Cash when he died?
  12. What country artist holds the world record for more No. 1 hit singles than any other artist in the history of music?
  13. At the 1975 CMA Awards show, what did Charlie Rich do with the card that announced John Denver as the Entertainer of the Year?
  14. Who was the first country artist to sell over 10 million copies of an album?
  15. Apparently Hunter Hayes can play 30 different instruments. What instrument does he say he can’t play?
    1. Drums
    2. Piano
    3. Accordian
    4. Saxophone
  16. “Good Ole Boys,” the theme song of the television show The Dukes of Hazzard, was sung by which country artist?
  17. What year did Carrie Underwood win American Idol?
  18. How many times did Brooks & Dunn win the CMA award for Best Vocal Duo?
    1. 10
    2. 14
    3. 16
    4. 21
  19. What was the name of George Strait’s farewell tour?
  20. What was the name of Miranda Lambert’s label debut album?
  21. The following lyrics are from which country song? My friends try to cheer me up
    get together at the Pizza Hut
    I didn’t have the heart to tell them that was our place
    These sleepy streetlights on every sidewalk side street
    Shed a light on everything that used to be
  22. What country singer is a former member of The Drive By Truckers?
  23. Only seven (7) women have won the CMA award for Entertainer of the Year. Name the two (2) women who have won the award twice in it’s 48-year history.
  24. Name three (3) country artists from Oklahoma.
  25. Which four (4) of country music’s biggest artists made up the supergroup The Highwaymen? Name them.

Trivia Game Questions – Round 2

  1. The following lyrics are from which country song? I’m going out tonight-I’m feelin’ alright
    Gonna let it all hang out
    Wanna make some noise-really raise my voice
    Yeah, I wanna scream and shout
    No inhibitions-make no conditions
  2. Who is taller?
    1. Blake Shelton
    2. Trace Adkins
    3. Sam Hunt
    4. Brett Eldredge
  3. What is the opening line of “Friends In Low Places”?
  4. What was Conway Twitty’s real name?
  5. Which artist had the first country album to yield five (5) No. 1 singles?
  6. Who had a No. 1 hit in 2001 with the song “Ain’t Nothin ’Bout You”?
  7. What singer was married to Hawkshaw Hawkins when he died in the 1963 plane crash that also killed Patsy Cline?
  8. What was the name of Billy Ray Cyrus’ medical series on the Pax TV channel?
  9. Who was Jessi Colter married to prior to marrying Waylon Jennings?
  10. In what movie did Reba make her feature film debut?
  11. What country music artist has been on the cover of Country Weekly the most in our 21-year history?
  12. Which country artist is the youngest to ever win a Grammy award?
  13. Tim McGraw played opposite Sandra Bullock in what major motion picture?
  14. Which country singer is Miley Cyrus’ godmother?
  15. Trisha Yearwood’s version of “How Do I Live” was featured in what major motion picture?
  16. In Garth Brook’s music video for “The Dance” there is a shot of a country couple dancing. Who was that?
    1. Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock
    2. Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
    3. Keith Whitley and Lorrie Morgan
    4. George Jones and Tammy Wynette
  17. Which former Beatle had a hit duet with Buck Owens?
  18. What was Reba’s character’s last name on the TV sitcom, Reba?
  19. Who did Natalie Maines replace in the Dixie Chicks?
  20. “Boots On” was a 2009 hit for which Mississippi-born artist in 1975?
  21. What was Jason Aldean’s job before becoming a singer?
  22. How many kids does Dierks Bentley have? BONUS POINTS FOR NAMING THEM
  23. Name two (2) of the three (3) country artists that appeared on Celebrity Apprentice.
  24. The following lyrics are from which country song? Baby tell me where’d you ever learn
    To fight without sayin’ a word
    Then waltz back into my life
    Like it’s all gonna be alright
    Don’t you know how much it hurts
  25. What crime did Merle Haggard serve time in prison for?

Trivia Game Questions – FINAL QUESTION

What was the first country studio album to debut at No. 1 in Billboard’s Top 200 album chart?

  1. Garth Brooks, No Fences
  2. Garth Brooks, Ropin’ the Wind
  3. Billy Ray Cyrus, Some Gave All
  4. Shania Twain, Come on Over
  5. Taylor Swift, Red

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He Said/She Said

  • “You said there would be no math!” Bob Paxman
  • “He’s the foremost authority on George Strait in the world. If this was George Strait Trivia, I’d put [Bob Paxman] up against George himself.” Jim Casey
  • “Gotcha Bob! What’s up?!” Chris Parton
  • “If you didn’t know that, we would have to fire you.” Lisa Konicki
  • “Look at Tammy, sitting on the couch, thinking she knows everything.” Lisa Konicki
  • “Of course you did. That’s why you took that dramatic pause.” Jim Casey
  • “My aunt Dolly.” Chris Parton
  • “I don’t listen to a lot of tomatoes.” Jim Casey
  • “Oh yeah. I got zero.” Jim Casey

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