Who Sings It Country Edition is easy to play with or without contestants. It takes advantage of the play-along attraction of interactive games.

Before you begin, follow the guidelines for playing games in the Game Strategy section here.

Then, choose the best method to play this game based on your show and how you’ll use the game.

And finally, follow the specific guidelines for playing Who Sings It here.

How to Play Who Sings It Country Edition

The game is a bit like Name That Tune, which works for the same reason Shazam and other song identification apps are popular.

The premise is simple: Play a hook or a small part of a song. Contestants (or listeners if using it as a feature) guess who sings it. Choose familiar songs so most listeners can identify the song. If the song is more difficult, provide three multiple-choice options.

Describe the song or provide some lyrics if you want to give a clue.

In every instance, play the song after announcing the answer.


“Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash (1963) – Cash’s signature hit co-written with June Carter uses a burning ring of fire as a metaphor for falling in love.

“Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks (1990) – Brooks’ breakout hit is an anthemic ode to drinking away your sorrows after a tough breakup.

“Jolene” by Dolly Parton (1973) – Dolly Parton begs the beautiful Jolene not to steal her man in this pleading country ballad.

“Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (1983) – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s pop-country duet was written by the Bee Gees and named after Ernest Hemingway’s house.

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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band (1979) – Charlie Daniels’ fiddle shines in this upbeat Southern rock tale about a fiddling duel with the devil.

“I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash (1956) – A young Johnny Cash promises to stay faithful to his lover and “walk the line” in this classic love ballad.

“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton (1980) – Dolly Parton’s working woman’s anthem for the 1980 film she starred in with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

“Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Loretta Lynn (1970) – Loretta Lynn’s signature autobiographical song pays tribute to her humble origins and coal miner father.

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver (1971) – John Denver’s folksy ode to West Virginia soared up the mainstream charts.

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” by Shania Twain (1997) – Shania Twain’s fiery, female-empowering country pop anthem helped cement her superstar status.

“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton (1974) – Dolly Parton’s heartbreaking ballad about a breakup was made even more famous later by Whitney Houston’s cover.

“You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers (1979) – A romantic ballad where Kenny Rogers credits his lover for blessing and transforming his once dreary life.

“Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette (1968) – Tammy Wynette’s controversial classic encourages loyalty to an unfaithful partner.

“Check Yes or No” by George Strait (1995) – A cute 90s country love song where childhood sweethearts pass notes in class.

“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood (2006) – A fiery revenge fantasy where a scorned woman trashes her cheating ex’s car.

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“On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson (1980) – Willie Nelson’s signature song expresses his never-ending wanderlust and love of touring.

“Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins (2005) – A cheeky, over-the-top ode to attractive women shaking their “badonkadonk” in Southern bars.

“Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves (2013) – A progressive call for country fans to be themselves, even if it defies tradition or expectations.

“Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith (2011) – Toby Keith pays silly, cheerful tribute to the ubiquitous plastic party cup.

“Goodbye Earl” by The Chicks (formerly Dixie Chicks) (2000) – The Chicks gleefully tell the story of two women who poison an abusive husband named Earl.

“Family Tradition” by Hank Williams Jr. (1979) – Hank Williams Jr. celebrates following in the footsteps of his father and becoming a country musician too.

“Amarillo By Morning” by George Strait (1983) – A country classic celebrating the cowboy life and natural beauty of the Texas panhandle city.

“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack (2000) – A poignant ballad wishing joy, love, and fulfillment to a graduating child leaving home.

“Island in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (1983) – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s pop-country duet was written by the Bee Gees and named after Ernest Hemingway’s house.

“Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw (2004) – Inspired by his dying father, Tim McGraw asks listeners to make the most of life and not take things for granted.

“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood (2005) – A scorned woman takes revenge on her cheating ex by trashing his beloved truck.

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“Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter (1996) – A coming-of-age story looking back fondly on young love and innocence lost.

“Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys (1981) – An upbeat ode to a crush who’s “mighty fine” but often unfaithful and plays too many games.

“Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson (1993) – A rollicking tribute to having good old-fashioned fun during summer nights on the Chattahoochee River.

“Thank God I’m a Country Boy” by John Denver (1974) – John Denver joyfully celebrates the virtues of a simple country lifestyle.

“Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn (1991) – An infectious line dancing tune that launched the ’90s line dancing craze.

“Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson (1982) – Willie Nelson’s emotional cover of this song peaked at #1 on the country and pop charts.

“Fancy” by Reba McEntire (1991) – Reba McEntire’s song tells the rags-to-riches tale of a woman overcoming poverty through prostitution and finding love.

“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers (1978) – Kenny Rogers dispenses wisdom on life, love and knowing when to walk away “in the gambling hands.”

“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line (2012) – A playful country-pop summer anthem packed with references to hip hop and pop culture.

“Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus (1992) – Billy Ray Cyrus’ infectious line dance tune was both a smash hit and easy target for jokes.

“Jolene” by Dolly Parton (1973) – Dolly Parton pleads with the beautiful temptress Jolene not to take her man.