Old Time Country Music

Country music is based on southern American folk music. Some of the first Country/Old Time songs date to the nineteenth century. However, it was not until the 1920s and 30s that many of the songs from this genre were recorded and became popular

How well do you know these old songs and performers? Have you never heard of any of them, or do they currently take up much of the space on your iPod? How familiar are you with the songs and performers who defined the music that led to the Bluegrass and Country of today?

Created by: Audrey Dalton
  1. What was the first million selling Country/folk/hillbilly record?
  2. Which of these lines appears (in different variations) in several songs?
  3. Who "discovered" both the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers?
  4. In what town did he record them?
  5. What was Vernon Dalhart's real name?
  6. Name this song: "Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar/ As she glides along the woodland, over hills and by the shore"
  7. What did Old Dan Tucker die from?
  8. Which song was inspired by a real train wreck near Danville, Virginia?
  9. Which of these musicians was not recording in the 1920s or 30s?
  10. Which of these people was a member of the original Carter Family lineup?
  11. Which song was the tune of "This Land is Your Land" based on?
  12. Which of these artists did Fiddlin' John Carson record with?
  13. Who sang the first recorded version of "The Midnight Special"
  14. Which of these songs was recorded by Nirvana on MTV's Unplugged?
  15. Who made the first commercial recording of "In the Pines"
  16. Which of these was a record label?
  17. John Hardy was
  18. Which of these musicians was known as "The Singing Brakeman?"
  19. Name this song: "Go and leave me if you wish to/ Never let me cross your mind/ If in your heart, you love another/ Leave me darling, I don't mind"
  20. Which of these songs was recorded by the original Carter Family?
  21. The Wabash Cannonball is
  22. Who is credited with recording the first Country record?

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