Definition of alt-country in English:




  • A style of country music that is influenced by alternative rock.

    • ‘Stylistically, both bands remained just outside any standard indie rock and alt-country conventions.’
    • ‘Obviously heavily influenced by Americana, 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.’
    • ‘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.’