Guess The Net Worth Of These Country Music Legends

By: Nicole Lopez

Heartbreak, first loves, patriotism, and alcohol. The list goes on and on. Thank goodness for the country music musicians who were brave enough to wear their hearts on their sleeves by showing us a vast amount of emotions ranging from happiness to despair. From vinyl records to digital downloads, fans continue to flock to country music and celebrate their musical heroes’ legacies. There’s no denying country music is far from what it used to be.

Before television, families often gathered in the living room or kitchen to listen to the radio. The Grand Ole Opry was invited into homes all across America. It was broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee, which had become the core of country music business.

In the 30’s and 40’s, once the road was paved by the early acts, country music began to take the world by storm as Hollywood movies featured cowboy films and country stars. During this era, country music stars gained the same attention as other music stars, and some even surpassed them.

In the 50’s and 60’s, country music took on a refined tone blending big band jazz and even orchestras in songs of storytelling. During this time, a gritty side of country music with rock and roll called the Bakersfield Sound was introduced. Ask anyone who was raised in the 50’s, and they’ll talk to you for days on end about Johny Cash, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins, and Patsy Cline.

The Outlaw Movement of country music brought another side to the stage as stars sang about breaking the rules and living on the lam. By contrast, in the 80’s, big stars attracted fans by singing about love, family, and friends.

Today, the term county music can encompass many styles and subgenres. Some country songs are played on pop radio stations along with mainstream pop songs. What’s defined as country music has definitely changed, but one thing is for certain, country music history is a long and rich one.

So, you think you’re a true country music fan? Let’s see how well you can do at naming country music legends.

Quiz Written By:
Nicole Lopez, Quizmaster
Nicole Lopez is the President of Comercia Bank in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a master degree in finance. Nicole has always considered her self very detailed oriented and someone who likes a good challenge. She fell in love with trivia games in her high school years while attending a youth camp that hosted trivia game nights. Nicole has always had a passion for history and wanted to be a historian before realizing she had a knack and a passion for numbers as well. Nicole believes that being surrounded by her four creative siblings and no-nonsense parents are what instilled in her a desire to learn and grow in knowledge even as a young child. It was not out of the norm for the family to spend weekends and vacations at libraries, historical landmarks, art galleries and museums. While thankful for her upbringing, Nicole admits that there wasn’t a lot of free time to just be a kid. Something she wants differently for her own children. In college, Nicole spent the majority of her free time watching documentaries and participating in fundraisers. Her creative mind, love for numbers and a passion for history have enabled her to oversee multiple fundraising opportunities during her college years and eventually landed her a job working in the activities department on campus. Nicole jumped right in and planned multiple events hosting trivia game nights for students. After a day of working, you will most likely find Nicole and her husband Brent watching trivia game shows with their three children. And most of the time, even their dog, Max, sits in front of the TV watching trivia too. The family enjoys hiking, camping and spending time in the great outdoors, as well.