country music

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country music

n.
Popular music based on the folk style of the southern rural United States or on the music of cowboys in the American West. Also called country and western.

country music

n
(Music, other) a type of 20th-century popular music based on White folk music of the southeastern US. Sometimes shortened to: country

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n.
music with roots in the folk music of the Southeast and the cowboy music of the West.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.country music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United Statescountry music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
bluegrass - a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
hillbilly music - country music originating in mountainous regions of southern United States
zydeco - music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies with Caribbean music and blues
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They have been outspoken about President Donald Trump, marijuana, net neutrality and Congress, topics that many mainstream country artists avoid publicly.
The success that I have had has come from the fans that so long for the traditional sound of country that they have heard in the past, but no longer find in mainstream country music.
Kirk Stirland, WW1's President/Programming,added, "Joe Wade was loved by both affiliates to Mainstream Country, and to listeners.
In a real sense Mama's Juke Book is a love letter from daughter to mother but it is also a Southern cultural timepiece capturing mainstream country music in a transitional period ahead of the emergence of the Outlaw movement in the mid-70s.
When it's good, it's really good - Northern Soul stomper Grazing in the Grass is a particular highlight and it's fantastic to hear LeAnn Rimes' How Do I Live transformed into a soulful, tender ballad rather than an exercise in mainstream country yuckiness.
That said, the mainstream country music audience is not as quick to accept an openly gay singer as, say, the world of alternative rock.
The Way I'm Livin'" features the work of singer-songwriters like Buddy Miller, Hayes Carll, Chris Knight, Bruce Robison, Mindy Smith and Neil Young, making for a mix that's far from mainstream country.
The music hewed to the proclivities of modern mainstream country in another respect as well.
If Malakand is reintegrated into mainstream country Operation Rah-e-Rast will really mean it for Pakistan.
Over the course of its five seasons, "American Idol" has turned out champions that have run the stylistic gamut from straightforward pop (first-year winner Kelly Clarkson) to old-school soul (so-called "velvet teddy bear" Ruben Studdard, who took top honors in season two) to mainstream country (Carrie Underwood, who emerged victorious in season four).
Along with most mainstream country acts, Adkins isn't known for outspoken political views.
Fans of acoustic music in the old-time and bluegrass traditions use it to dismiss mainstream commercial country; fans of mainstream country use it to discredit alternative country; fans of the honky-tonk and alt styles use it to deride pop-country crossover acts and their astounding sales figures; and fans who claim not to like country music of any sort use it to defend their allegiance to individual singers or bands.