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American Folk & Country Legends Quiz

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What is the name of this iconic musician who helped found the subgenre outlaw country with hits like "Crazy," "Always on My Mind," and "To All the Girls I've Loved Before"?
Willie Nelson
Edward Dale
Hank Williams Jr.
Robert Dean

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What folk musician is known for her hits "Send in the Clowns," "Both Sides Now," and "Someday Soon"?
Joni Alberts
Judy Collins
Michelle Truman
Luanne McSouthers

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What American folk musician offered words of hope with his album Dust Bowl Ballads and also wrote the classic song "This Land Is Your Land"?
Bob Dylan
Woody Guthrie
Maxie Bogg
Howling Joe Murphy

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What American folk musician originated staples of the genre like "Bottle of Wine" and "The Last Thing on My Mind"?
Edgar Winter
Mick Valentine
Saul Donbas
Tom Paxton

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What country and pop superstar was known for her songs "You're No Good," "LongĀ  Long Time," and "Blue Bayou" in addition to her work in the group Trio?
Reba McEntire
Linda Ronstadt
Kimberley Walsh-Argyle
Angela Gough

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What folk and pop artist is known for his soft but spirited vocals in tracks like "Fire and Rain" and "How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)"?
James Taylor
Oscar Loumen
Stephen Stills
Merle Haggard

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What early icon of country music recorded the hits "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line," and "Ring of Fire"?
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Joe Cocker
Michael Greene
Kris Kristofferson
Johnny Cash

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What "Queen of Country" is known for her work as an actress in addition to her hits like "(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven" and "Fancy"?
Reba McEntire
Dolly Parton
Carrie Underwood
Dahlia Reed

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The folk musician Arlo Guthrie is possibly best-known for what famous spoken anecdote-put-to-music in which he told a tale of encountering police on a littering charge?
"Get Out and Shut Up"
"You Do It, Then"
"Alice's Restaurant"
"Those Were the Days"

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Charlie Daniels of the Charlie Daniels Band was known for his incredible talent playing what instrument?
Xylophone
Violin
Trumpet
Flute

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What Grand Ole Opry superstar was known for her hits like "I Fall to Pieces" and "She's Got You" that managed to gain widespread acclaim beyond just the country music scene?
Patsy Cline
Regina Specter
Angela Dorsey
Rebecca Haddaway

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Cat Stevens became a breakout star of American folk music in 1970 with the release of what album that contained hits like "Father to Son" and "Wild World"?
Tea for the Tillerman
The Mad Hatter
Sit Like This Awhile
So Many Ways to Say I Love You

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What musical legend began his stardom with the hit "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" before seeing major success in the country scene with his signature hit "The Gambler"?
Douglas Claus Jubal
Hank Williams Jr.
Kenny Rogers
Merle Haggard

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Folk icon Joan Baez was one of the many iconic performers to play at what famous 1969 New York music festival that became a symbol of American counterculture?
Woodstock
Drudgery
Harper's Call
The Grassroots Tour

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What folk and country legend originally recorded the genre classic "Take Me Home. Country Roads"?
Robert Hill
Robert Plant
Keith Urban
John Denver

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What folk and country icon wrote the songs "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Me and Bobby McGee" before he joined the supergroup The Highwaymen?
Willie Nelson
Michael Truesdale
Roger Goddard
Kris Kristofferson

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What folk supergroup recorded such hits as "Suite Judy Blue Eyes," "Ohio," and "Teach Your Children"?
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Salvador and the Organization
The Grateful Dead
The Yardbirds

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What "High priest of country music" made history with his 55 number one hits like "Hello Darlin'" and "Linda on My Mind"?
George Masterson
Conway Twitty
Antonion Newhart
Blue Tony

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What prolific country singer is known for her hits "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)," "One's on the Way," and "Coal Miner's Daughter"?
Suzanne Rhodes-Allison
Loretta Lynn
Tina Eine
Tracy Matthews

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What is the name of the front man of Simon and Garfunkel who became a folk icon with hits like "Kodachrome" and "You Can Call Me Al"?
Wesley Garfunkel
Thomas Simon
Art Garfunkel
Paul Simon

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What famous Grand Ole Opry star wrote such hits as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Hey, Good Lookin,'" and "Lost Highway"?
Garth Brooks
Merle Haggard
Howard Daughtery
Hank Williams

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Buck Owens was the band leader for what group of music pioneers that helped formulate the Bakersfield sound subgenre of country?
The River Boys
The Oakies
The Buckaroos
The Crickets

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Jimmie Rodgers is known for his early innovations to country music, especially by including which of the following in many of his songs?
Scat singing
Whistling solos
Yodeling
Jamaican steel drums

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What multi-genre musical legend became an early folk icon with Buffalo Springfield and then had solo hits like, "Heart of Gold," "Southern Man," and "Rockin' in the Free World"?
Stephen Stills
Eric Clapton
Neil Young
Art Garfunkel

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What American folk troubadour wrote hits like "Fast Car," "Talkin' About a Revolution," and "Baby Can I Hold You"?
Karen Grant
Elizabeth Becker
Michelle Houlahan
Tracy Chapman

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What prolific country artist had smash hits with "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene," and "9 to 5"?
Dolly Parton
Regina B.
Carrie Underwood
Missy Calloway

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The Stanley Brothers were early pioneers of what style of southern country music that sees its performers play with primarily acoustic stringed instruments and that has its roots in European peasant dance music?
Bluegrass
Grunge
Jazz
Blues

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What original member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young also recorded the solo hit "Love the One You're With"?
David Crosby
Stephen Stills
Graham Nash
Neil Young

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What classic country artist recorded the hits "Okie from Muskogee," "Mama Tried," and "The Fugitive" after he was released from a prison sentence?
Merle Haggard
Dustin Stanley
Gregg Allman
Charlie Daniels

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What American troubadour recorded such folk staples as "The Times They Are a-Changin'," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Against the Wind"?
Lewis Ewing
Aaron Ackerman
Bob Dylan
Marshal Dunwoody

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