Roots of Country
Famous Artists
Bristol Sessions
Subgenres
Nashville
100

Country Music developed from a mixture dance tunes, ballads, hymns, tin pan alley tunes, and ______

Blues

100

Name the original 3 members of the Carter Family

AP, Sarah, Maybelle

100

Who organized the Bristol Sessions?

Ralph Peer

100
Why was honkytonk music formed?

Loud, small barrooms needed a sound that could fit in a small space and be heard over the noise of the crowd, so drums and electric guitar were added

100

Who open the first country recording house in Nashville?

Roy Acuff

200

Country has its roots in the __________ region of America

Appalachian

200

Who is the "Father of Country Music"?

Jimmie Rodgers

200

In what year did the Bristol Sessions happen?

1927

200

What style of banjo playing characterized bluegrass music?

Scruggs Style

200

What famous radio show launched many artists to fame?

The Grand Ol Opry

300

Appalachian folk music is heavily influenced by the music of what countries?

Ireland, Scotland, England

300

Who is the famous singing cowboy who also recorded a Christmas song?

Gene Autry

300
Before the Bristol Sessions, where did country musicians have to go to record?

NYC

300

Name the first big hit story song and who created it

Marty Robbins, "El Paso"

300

What style of country music has a smooth, more polished sound influenced by classical and pop music?

The Nashville Sound

400

What kind of folk song tells a story?

A ballad

400

Name one of the biggest stars of honkytonk music?

Hank Williams

400

What technology development helped prompt the Bristol Sessions?

Recording technology was made more portable and able to pick up softer sounds

400

Singing Cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers often also performed in ____ and ______

TV and Movies

400

Why was the Nashville sound developed?

It made more recording studios in Nashville more money

500

Fiddlin' John Carson recorded what some consider the first country record in what year?

1923

500

Finish this band name: Bill Monroe and ______

The Bluegrass Boys

500

Name 2 artists that the Bristol Sessions launched to fame

Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family

500

Honkytonk songs often talk about themes of ____, ____, and ______

Cheating, drinking, heartbreak

500

What is the historic home of the Grand Ol Opry?

The Ryman Auditorium

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