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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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Critique: Simply stated, "Dolly on Dolly" is a 'must' for the legions of Dolly Parton fans and will prove to be an instant and enduringly popular addition to community library American Biography collections, as well as academic library American Country Music History supplemental studies lists.
As Messina's resume grew, she proved to be a trendsetter and history-maker, becoming the first female in country music history to celebrate three consecutive multi-week, chart-topping songs.
Despite these objections, this collection succeeds in total, both by documenting a heretofore largely "hidden" aspect of country music history and by laying a foundation for further study in a critical area of America's musical past, present, and future.
From colorful personalities on and off stage to recording studios and fans, this pairs over 100 photos documenting country music experiences with the author's personal stories and associations, and is a pick for any collection seeing popularity with country music history and experiences.
He put together a fabulous big band, took up fiddling, and recorded a series of tributes to great figures of country music history.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Sherill was typically dismissive about his pivotal role in country music history.
The late radio show host and songwriter Dorothy Horstman, who wrote the song listing Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, catalogs about 3200 popular country songs from the early 1920s to 1989, as well as nineteenth-century popular songs that became part of the country music repertoire, gospel songs, fiddle tunes used in country music history, instrumentals, and humorous songs.
McCusker believes it is not enough to add women's stories to country music history.
Any library strong in country music history of biographies can't be without TAMMY WYNETTE: TRAGIC COUNTRY QUEEN.
Two of the best voices in country music history," says Jennings, "singing a rather twisted love song about a couple's unrequited love for their two best friends.
It didn't work as far as creating big country stars, but at least Germino has his place in country music history.
MICHELLE Branch's new duo has made Country music history by becoming the first twosome to top the US Hot Country Songs chart with their first single for 15 years.