Definition of country music in English:

country music


  • [mass noun] A form of popular music originating in the rural southern US. It is a mixture of ballads and dance tunes played characteristically on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and pedal steel guitar.

    Also called country and western
    • ‘This is gleefully subversive country music for people who think they hate country music.’
    • ‘Your look and sound are somewhat of a throwback to traditional country music.’
    • ‘I also thought it might be funny to show that anything can be turned into country music.’
    • ‘I have to say that I don't think that Irish country music needs any re-igniting at the moment.’
    • ‘That actually gave me a nice opportunity to discuss the origins of country music.’
    • ‘As such, it provides a veritable goldmine for any fan of country music or those who have missed out on the early years of a favourite artist.’
    • ‘In the case of alternative country music the vox populi is more subtle, but no less potent.’
    • ‘At home, country music is very popular and a lot of artists do very well.’
    • ‘No, the beauty of country music lies in its ability to ring with tales of another world.’
    • ‘And it is a faultless performance from one of the most important bands in country music to emerge in the last ten years.’
    • ‘After broken hearts, geography is country music's biggest fascination.’
    • ‘So we thought, well let's go with country music, nobody else in town plays country music.’
    • ‘The Irish are surrounded by country music because we practically invented the genre.’
    • ‘Tony at this time played with several well known country music bands on the dance circuit in Ireland.’
    • ‘But you have to understand that in Ireland, you're surrounded by country music.’
    • ‘The band make loud, dark, oddly country music that suits the oppressive venue to a tee.’
    • ‘On Tuesday he will present a night of country music and blues, playing slide guitar and stomp box.’
    • ‘This was a reminder of what country music should be: something primal.’
    • ‘She's no less quick to disparage the idea that she might possibly get into country music.’
    • ‘I was never crazy about country music, but there was a lot of it in west Texas.’


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