North Carolina Songs

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North Carolina Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    In 1835, state Supreme Court justice William Gaston wrote the lyrics to what became North Carolina's official state song. Adopted by the General Assembly in 1927, the song is known by what name?
    • A. 

      "The Old North State"

    • B. 

      "Carolina, Carolina"

    • C. 

      "The Tar Heel State"

  • 2. 
    General Norman Johnson and his Charimen of the Board sing the praises of beautiful North Carolina women in what 1980 beach music hit?
    • A. 

      "Down at the Beach Club"

    • B. 

      "Carolina Girls"

    • C. 

      "Give Me Just a Little More Time"

  • 3. 
    "Wreck of the Old 97" is a 1924 song about a fatal train derailment near Danville, Virginia. The song's lyrics say the train was en route to what Southern Railway depot in Rowan County?
    • A. 

      Salisbury

    • B. 

      Spencer

    • C. 

      High Point

  • 4. 
    George Jones describes the "G-men, T-men and revenuers, too" searching for distilleries in western North Carolina in what chart-topping 1959 single?
    • A. 

      "Shine Time"

    • B. 

      "White Lightening"

    • C. 

      "My Pappy's Still"

  • 5. 
    "Carolina in the Morning" debuted on Broadway in 1922. Many artists recorded their own versions, including what radio and television personality whose sign-off included a nod to Mrs. Calabash?
    • A. 

      Jimmy Durante

    • B. 

      Dean Martin

    • C. 

      Frank Sinatra

  • 6. 
    Vince Gill laments lost love and sings about the beauty of Piedmont hills in what hit song from his 1984 debut album?
    • A. 

      "Cape Fear"

    • B. 

      "When I Call Your Name"

    • C. 

      "Oh Carolina"

  • 7. 
    Old Crow Medicine Show settled in North Carolina for a year before Doc Watson discovered the band in Boone. In "Wagon Wheel," the band describes traveling south from New England to visit a lover in what North Carolina city?
    • A. 

      Raleigh

    • B. 

      Wilson

    • C. 

      Greenville

  • 8. 
    Mountain folk song "Swannanoa Tunnel" refers to a 1,800-foot-long railroad tunnel near Asheville. What western North Carolina lawyer and musician popularized the tune?
    • A. 

      Bascom Lamar Lunsford

    • B. 

      Edden Hammons

    • C. 

      Charlie Daniels

  • 9. 
    "North Carolina Line" reminisces about pine trees and fast cars near the North Carolina-Virginia border. What pioneer of rockabilly-style music recorded the song in 1970?
    • A. 

      Buddy Holly

    • B. 

      Frankie Avalon

    • C. 

      Gene Vincent