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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

coun′try mu′sic


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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25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of releasing the dates for the highly anticipated return of the Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF), Full House Productions (FHP) announces Tim McGraw as the first headlining artist to take the stage during its second annual oceanfront music fest in Myrtle Beach, S.
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Heatwave Interactive and CMT(Country Music Television) have partnered to develop a new social game that offers up a country music and lifestyle twist with the development of CMT Presents Platinum Life: Country.
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Country isn't like other kinds of music, like hip-hop and alternative rock, where you can just add all this other stuff just to broaden the audience and make it skew younger,'' said Kix Brooks of the best-selling duo Brooks & Dunn, hosts of the 40th annual Country Music Association Awards gala in Nashville on Monday.
Country music has many primary sources, and although Malone claims that a detailed history of the genre is nigh impossible, he does a masterful job of describing most of its influences in fascinating detail.
I don't think there's a conspiracy of evil Nashville fat cats out to deprive the people of their hardcore country music.