So you think you know your country classics. We'll see if you're the real deal or simply a country wannabe when you answer the questions on this quiz. Most people can join into the chorus of any country song. But do you know the first few bars of your favorite songs, or recognize the music before the lyrics even start? That's what this quiz will find out. It also lets you look at the lyrics, plain and simple. You'll truly get the impact of great lyrics -- all the beauty, description and attitude that can be conveyed in just one line. Take the first line of Dierks Bently's, "What was I thinking": "Becky was a beauty from south Alabama / Her daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer". If that doesn't set up a story, what does? Or Gretchen Wilson's opening line for "Here for the Party": "Well I'm an eight ball-shooting, double-fisted-drinking son of a gun". Yep, you know those words are going to be accompanied by a hard-rockin' beat. So what are you waiting for? Start tapping your foot, and wigglin' your booty to some of these classic country songs. Of course, you might shed a tear or two with lyrics like, "he stopped loving her today". So keep a box of tissues near, as well as a bottle of beer. Hey, that's a great country lyric! Take the quiz now.
Written and performed by the "Man in Black," "I Walk the Line" became Johnny Cash's first number one hit on the Billboard charts.
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" was written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band. The song's verses are closer to being spoken rather than sung.
This Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings duet was actually a cover song. It was originally written and sung in 1975 by Ed Bruce. However with their star power, Willie's and Waylon's rendition peaked at No. 1 in March 1978.
Johnny Cash wrote "Folsom Prison Blues" while he was serving in the United States Air Force. He was inspired while watching the movie "Inside the Walls Of Folsom Prison".
"Pretty Woman" is a song recorded and co-written by Roy Orbison. Released in August 1964, it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Friends in Low Places" is a Garth Brooks' song, released on August 6, 1990. It won both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards for 1990 Single of the Year.
Blake Shelton brings another classic hit to his HUGE list of hits with the song, "Boys 'Round Here". The first line sums up the tone of the song. " Red red red red red red red red redneck."
Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy," written by Larry Weis, was a song that Glen Campbell identified with; the survival and making it, particularly when the chips are down.
"Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and songwriter Fred Foster. You may recognize this song from other singers who covered it including Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Kenny Rogers and many more.
The song "Alcohol" written and performed by Brad Paisley was nominated for two Grammys: Best Country Song and Best Country Male Vocal.
"What Was I Thinkin'" was co-written and performed by Dierks Bentley. The song became his first number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in September 2003.
Recorded in 1985, "(Grandpa) Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days" was performed by The Judds. The song became their sixth #1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.
"Amazed" was performed by Lonestar, and what's amazing is their version is their longest-lasting number one single and biggest hit, spending eight weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart.
"Always on My Mind" is a song written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James and has been recorded many times.%0D Elvis Presley recorded it in 1972; John Wesley Ryles in 1979; Willie Nelson's Grammy Award-winning version in 1982; the Pet Shop Boys in 1987; as well as other popular singers.
"Here for the Party" was on Gretchen Wilson debut album. It reached the top of the US country charts in May 2004 and number two on the Billboard 200 album charts.
Some of the rest of the "Whiskey Lullaby" performed by Brad Paisley is, "We found him with his face down in the pillow/With a note that said "I'll love her 'til I die"/And when we buried him beneath the willow/The angels sang a whiskey lullaby."
This song, entitled "9 to 5" was written for the comedy film "9 to 5", starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in her film debut.
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" was recorded by George Jones in April, 1980. It has been named as one of the greatest country songs of all time.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, an American country rock band, recorded a cover version of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles" which became the band's first hit.
Luckenbach, Texas is so small it's barely even a town, but Waylon Jennings made the place famous in his song. Released on April 11, 1977, this song was Jennings’ first crossover hit as a solo artist,
"Humble and Kind" is a song written by Lori McKenna and recorded by Tim McGraw on Jan. 20, 2016. The song won the award for Best Country Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Dirt on My Boots" was written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley and recorded by Jon Pardi. You can't help but dance when you hear this song.
"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" is a song written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne and recorded by Keith Urban. The song peaked at number two on both the Hot Country Songs chart and on the Country Airplay chart.
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" became Thompson Square's first number one hit on the Country Songs chart April 9, 2011. The song has been certified two times Platinum by the RIAA.
"Break Up with Him" is a song by Old Dominion. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving the band their first number-one country hit!
"Dirt" was recorded by American country music duo Florida Georgia Line. "Dirt" rose to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and reached its million sales mark in the US in October 2014.
"Take Your Time" was recorded by Sam Hunt. The song earned double platinum status on Aug. 7, 2015
"Sunshine & Whiskey" was recorded by American country music artist Frankie Ballard. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving Ballard his second number-one hit on that chart.
"Ring of Fire", is a song written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and recorded by Johnny Cash. In March, 1963, the song became one of the biggest hits of Cash's career, staying at number one on the country chart for seven weeks.
"Live Like You Were Dying" is a song recorded by Tim McGraw, and written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman. It was Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2004 Country Music Association Awards
"Before He Cheats" was written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear and recorded by Carrie Underwood. The song became the first-ever country song to sell over two million digitally and was once the best-selling country song of all time.
"Cowboy Take Me Away" was recorded by Dixie Chicks, and ranked at #1 on the US Hot Country Songs Billboard.
Deana Carter recorded "Strawberry Wine," which became her first number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles.
This Reba McEntire song, "What Do You Say" reached number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 2000 and number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her first crossover hit.
"She's in Love with the Boy" is a song about a teenage couple named Katie and Tommy in a small town about to get married. Katie's father does not approve of their relationship. The song was recorded by Trisha Yearwood and was the first of five number one songs on the country chart for her.