A type of country music that resembles pop music, usually characterized by orchestrated arrangements.[usually as modifier] ‘a slick countrypolitan ballad’
- ‘Had Will's faltering larynx been removed from the mix this could be mistaken for some mainstream countrypolitan release from the early 70s.’
- ‘Their brand of country harks back to the genre's golden age in the 1950s and 60s, with none of the nauseating sheen or gimmicky lyrics of contemporary countrypolitan material.’
- ‘Rest of the disc pulls from seventies r-&-b, Ray Charles countrypolitan, Jerry Lee and guit-fiddle country.’
- ‘The countrypolitan ballad seems plucked from another epoch.’
- ‘From smooth countrypolitan to jaunty truckin' tales via plaintive ballads of heartbreaking beauty; this album has 'em all.’
Relating to or denoting an architectural style that combines country charm with sophistication.
- ‘‘Countrypolitan’ is glamour without the ‘bling.’’
- ‘The city of Nashville has long since morphed from countrypolitan to Cosmopolitan, with ritzy suburbs named Brentwood, nightlife beyond the Bluebird Café, and Tim McGraw / Nelly collabs.’
On the pattern of cosmopolitan.
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