Country music fans, it’s now time to find out how much you know about country music lyrics! In this quiz, I’ll give you the first lines of a hit country music song from the 1950s through the 2000s. Can you name the original recording artist or performer? No obscure songs or artists here! All songs were major hits, and all recording artists and performers were/are major stars.
“I’ll need time to get you off my mind / And I may sometimes bother you, try to be in touch with you…”
a. Martina McBride
b. Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
c. Tammy Wynette
d. Keith Urban
“He said ‘I’ll love you til I die,’ / She said ‘You’ll forget in time…’ “
a. Chet Atkins
b. Conway Twitty
c. Dolly Parton
d. George Jones
“The news is out all over town / That you’ve been seen out runnin’ around…”
a. Hank Williams
b. Jim Reeves
c. Mary Chapin Carpenter
d. Jerry Lee Lewis
“She put him out like the burnin’ end of a midnight cigarette / She broke his heart, he spent his whole life trying to forget…”
a. Rascal Flatts
b. Merle Haggard
c. Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter
d. Brad Paisley and Alison Krause
“I rushed home from work like I always do / I spent my whole day just thinking of you…”
a. Faron Young
b. Vince Gill
c. Trish Yearwood
d. Melba Montgomery
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question:
“Nobody saw him running from Sixteenth Avenue / They never found the fingerprint or the weapon that was used…”
a. Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time
b. The Statler Brothers
c. George Strait and Alan Jackson
d. Dierks Bentley and George Jones
Question 1: C
From the hit song “Til I Can Make It on My Own,” by Tammy Wynette. Originally appeared on Wynette’s 1976 album Til I Can Make It on My Own. Lyrics and music by George Richey, Billy Sherrell, and Tammy Wynette.
Question 2: D
From the George Jones hit song “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Originally appeared on Jones’ 1980 album I Am What I Am. Lyrics and music by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman.
Question 3: A
Lyrics from the song “You Win Again” by Hank Williams. Originally released in 1952 as a single. Lyrics and music by Hank Williams.
Question 4: D
From the hit song “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley and Alison Krause. Originally appeared on Paisley’s 2003 album Mud on the Tires. Lyrics and music by Bill Anderson and John Randall.
Question 5: B
From the song “When I Call Your Name” by Vince Gill. Originally appeared on Gill’s 1990 album When I Call Your Name. Lyrics and music by Vince Gill and Tim Dubois.
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question: A
From the song “Murder on Music Row,” by Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time. Originally appeared on their 1999 album Murder on Music Row. In 2000, George Strait and Alan Jackson, working as a duet, recorded a cover of the song, which became a top 40 hit on the country music charts. Lyrics and music by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell.
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