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Quiz about Sing Me Old Country and Western Volume 2
Quiz about Sing Me Old Country and Western Volume 2

Sing Me Old Country and Western Volume 2 Quiz


Here we go again with my second volume of "Sing Me Old Country and Western." All you need to do is to match the singers with the songs. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by wenray. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
wenray
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
352,490
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 24 (7/10), Guest 74 (9/10), Guest 174 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Daddy Sang Bass", written by Carl Perkins, was a huge hit for this famous singer in 1968. Do you know his name? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which great country and western singer had a hit with the song "Gentle On My Mind" in 1967? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Harper Valley PTA" written by Tom T Hall, was a massive hit in 1968 for this country music and gospel singer born in Stamford, Texas, in 1945. Do you know her name? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Hello Walls" became a massive number one hit for this 29 year old singer in 1961. Can you tell me his name? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Written by Kris Kristofferson, the 1971 song "Help Me Make It Through the Night", won a Grammy Award for which female Country & Western singer? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "Oh Lonesome Me" was both written and recorded by this great singer in 1958. Can you tell me his name? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This 1968 number one song made Tammy Wynette a superstar. Do you know the name of this song? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "He'll Have to Go" was one of country music's biggest hits for this country and western and popular music singer-songwriter, born in Texas. Do you know his name? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This very old song first recorded in 1922, was a pop standard until it was recorded by country and western singer, Hank Williams in the 1940s. This song helped make Hank Williams famous. Do you know the name of this song? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden", was a big hit for this country songstress, born in North Dakota, when it was released in 1970. Do you know her name? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Daddy Sang Bass", written by Carl Perkins, was a huge hit for this famous singer in 1968. Do you know his name?

Answer: Johnny Cash

"Daddy Sang Base" spent six weeks at number one on the US Billboard Country chart. This was Johnny Cash's sixty-first song on that chart. According to Johnny Cash the line "Me and little brother will join right in there", refers to Johnny's brother Jack, who died when they were both children.

Carl Perkins himself recorded the song the following year for his "Greatest Hits" compilation album and it became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Country Album chart. The song has also been covered by many artists, some of them being Glen Campbell, Kitty Wells, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Oak Ridge Boys, and The Statler Brothers.
2. Which great country and western singer had a hit with the song "Gentle On My Mind" in 1967?

Answer: Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell won a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance - Male, for "Gentle On My Mind" in 1968. The 1967 song rose to number 30 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles and number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was re-released the following year when it was number 44 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles, number 39 on US Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on Billboard Easy Listening.

Patti Page released a version in 1968 that rose to number seven on the US Billboard Easy Listening Chart, and to number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1969 a version by Dean Martin rose to number three on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart and number nine on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart. Aretha Franklin also had some success with this song in 1969 when it rose to number 76 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 50 on the US Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.

The song has also been covered many times by artists including actor Leonard Nimoy, Elvis Presley, Trini Lopez, and Johnny Cash.
3. "Harper Valley PTA" written by Tom T Hall, was a massive hit in 1968 for this country music and gospel singer born in Stamford, Texas, in 1945. Do you know her name?

Answer: Jeannie C Riley

"Harper Valley PTA" was a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, the US Billboard Hot 100, the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart, the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and the Australian Singles chart. It could only make it to number 12 on the UK Singles chart. This made Jeannie C Riley the first woman to have a number one hit on both Billboard Hot 100 and the US Country Singles Charts with the same song.

Born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson, Jeannie C Riley won a Grammy Award in 1968 for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance" for "Harper Valley PTA". Also at these Grammy Awards, the song was nominated for "Record of the Year" and Jeannie C Riley was also nominated for "Female Vocalist of the Year".
4. "Hello Walls" became a massive number one hit for this 29 year old singer in 1961. Can you tell me his name?

Answer: Faron Young

Written by Willie Nelson "Hello Walls" as recorded by Faron Young rose to number one on the US Billboard Hot C&W Sides, number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 13 on the US Billboard Easy Listening charts. The song has been recorded by Willie Nelson, Esther Phillips, Bing Crosby, Ricky Nelson, and Brook Benton, among others.

Faron Young was born in 1932 in Louisiana. He was known as the "Hillbilly Hearthrob". He had such hits as "If You Ain't Loving' (You Ain't Livin)", "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" and "It's Four in the Morning". He starred in four low-budget movies in the '50s and appeared regularly on several TV shows. He committed suicide in December 1996. In 2000 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
5. Written by Kris Kristofferson, the 1971 song "Help Me Make It Through the Night", won a Grammy Award for which female Country & Western singer?

Answer: Sammi Smith

"Help Me Make It Through the Night" was the song that made Sammi Smith and Kris Kistofferson famous. Sammi Smith won a Grammy in 1972 for "Best Female Country Performance" for this song. Kris Kristofferson also won a Grammy for "Best Country & Western Song". Elvis Presley recorded this song, as did Gladys Knight and the Pips with both versions achieving some chart success.

Sammi Smith was born in California in 1943 and she had several country and western hits in the '70s and '80s. She died in 2005 aged 61.
6. "Oh Lonesome Me" was both written and recorded by this great singer in 1958. Can you tell me his name?

Answer: Don Gibson

Produced by Chet Atkins, "Oh Lonesome Me" became a big hit for Don Gibson. It reached number one on the Billboard Country Chart and number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Even the B-side of this single, "I Can't Stop Loving You" was a big hit for Don Gibson and it is estimated that this song has been covered at least 700 times.

Donald Eugene Gibson was born in 1928 in North Carolina. He made his first record in 1948 with his first band "Sons of the Soil" and recorded several successful duets with Dottie West.

He had several country hits from 1957 right through into the early '70s. Roy Orbison was such a fan of Don Gibson that he recorded an album of Gibson's songs in 1967 titled "Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson".

Don Gibson was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He died of natural causes in 2003 aged 75.
7. This 1968 number one song made Tammy Wynette a superstar. Do you know the name of this song?

Answer: Stand By Your Man

Tammy Wynette co-wrote "Stand By Your Man" with Billy Sherrill. The song rose to number one on the US Country charts in 1968, where it stayed for three weeks. It crossed over and rose to number nineteen on the US Pop chart. It reached number one in the UK in 1975 when the record was finally released there.

The song has been heard in several movies such as "Five Easy Pieces", "The Blues Brothers", "The Crying Game", "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral".

Virginia Wynette Pugh (Tammy Wynette) was born in Mississippi in 1942 and is one of the most successful female country and western singers. She has won many, many Awards including Grammys, and she was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. She has also been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Some of her number one hits are "I Don't Wanna Play House" "Take Me to Your World", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", "Singing My Song" and "The Ways to Love a Man".

She died in April 1998, age 55 years.
8. "He'll Have to Go" was one of country music's biggest hits for this country and western and popular music singer-songwriter, born in Texas. Do you know his name?

Answer: Jim Reeves

Jim Reeves was the second person to record "He'll Have To Go", the first recording by singer Billy Brown was not a hit. Jim Reeves recorded the song in 1959, and it was released in 1960, as the B-side for "In a Mansion Stands My Love", which failed to make the charts. However, radio stations began playing "He'll Have To Go" and it became a massive country and pop song.

On the version by Jim Reeves, Floyd Cramer played the piano, Marvin Hughes played vibraphone, with Bob Moore on bass, Buddy Harmon paying the drums and Hank Garland playing the guitar. The backup vocals were provided by the Anita Kerr Singers.

"He'll Have To Go" reached number one on the Australian Singles Chart, the Norwegian Singles chart, and US Billboard Hot C&W Sides, number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and number 13 on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.
9. This very old song first recorded in 1922, was a pop standard until it was recorded by country and western singer, Hank Williams in the 1940s. This song helped make Hank Williams famous. Do you know the name of this song?

Answer: Lovesick Blues

Hank Williams had a few minor hits prior to the release of "Lovesick Blues" in 1948. This was a massive hit for him and led to his appearing in the 'Grand Ole Opry". Although he had several other number one hits, "Lovesick Blues" is one of his best-remembered songs. It was a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles, and number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1949.

In 2004 the Library of Congress chose this recording, as one of 50 to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Because of the popularity of this song as recorded by Hank Williams, it has been covered by many artists such as Slim Whitman, Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell, Charley Pride, and LeAnn Rimes. Floyd Cramer released a rock and roll cross-over and Australian singer, Frank Ifield, had a number one hit in 1963 in the UK.

The three alternative answers in this question were all Hank Williams' hits.
10. "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden", was a big hit for this country songstress, born in North Dakota, when it was released in 1970. Do you know her name?

Answer: Lynn Anderson

The Lynn Anderson version of "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", was a number one hit for her on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles, number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number five on the US Billboard RPM Country Tracks. It was also a number one hit for her in Canada, Norway, Australia, Switzerland, and New Zealand, and reached number three in the UK. This version is one of the most successful country crossover country recordings.

In 1971 Lynn Anderson received a Grammy Award for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance" for "Rose Garden". The song was also nominated for two Grammys, "Best Country Song" and "Song of the Year". Lynn Anderson recorded a bluegrass version of this song for inclusion on her 2004 comeback album "The Bluegrass Sessions", which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

"Rose Garden" has been covered many times, by artists such as Dottie West, Carol Burnett, Jim Nabors, Glen Campbell, Dinah Shore, and Andy Williams. k.d. lang's version rose to number seven on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Chart and number 45 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart in 1987. Martina McBride's 2005 version peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard Country Songs and at number 98 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Source: Author wenray

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