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[mass noun] A style of country music that is influenced by alternative rock.
- ‘The Duke electrified the stage with their unique blend of alt-country and hard rock, ensuring that audience members would quickly snap up every copy of their new album before the day was over.’
- ‘Obviously heavily influenced by Americana alt.country, she transcends them all in stunningly enthralling style.’
- ‘The man who wrote Patsy Cline's ‘Crazy’ was an outlaw before alt-country was a glimmer in its papa's eye.’
- ‘However, the lush arrangements of their music are more alt-country than drab suburbia.’
- ‘Stylistically, both bands remained just outside any standard indie rock and alt-country conventions.’
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