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As is the case with any genre of music, country music has its own set of subgenres. One of the more popular country music subgenres is known as outlaw country, a movement that has produced some of the most iconic country hits of all time.
The entire outlaw movement is rooted in other country subgenres such as honky tonk and rockabilly. Outlaw country was a way for some artists to react to the popular and highly commercialized style at the time known as The Nashville Sound.
Outlaw country was immensely popular during the 1970s and early 1980s, and some major pioneers of the movement included Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, and Willie Nelson. Many of these original outlaws are still alive and sharing their music with fans today. There are also several modern artists who can be considered outlaws, including Travis Tritt, Kacey Musgraves, and Hank Williams Jr.
Since outlaw country is so popular, we’re sure you’re probably familiar with some of the movement’s most iconic songs. But how well do you really know outlaw country? It’s time for you to take the quiz below and find out!
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