alternative country

noun

Examples of alternative country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dwight Yoakam, the alternative country star with numerous hits to his name, will lead the festivities inside the Palomino on Friday night. Holly Alvarado, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2024 Bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone has been doing it since 2015, using the band's premier contacts in the folk, Americana, bluegrass and alternative country worlds to assemble superb lineups for the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire. Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2023 And now the fast-rising alternative country star is ready for the Milwaukee festival's biggest stage. Journal Sentinel, 15 Nov. 2022 If your concert-going needs are still not satisfied, Tobias said The Vogue is now booking shows at the Toby Theater in Newfields, with alternative country band Watkins Family Hour set to open the stage in September. The Indianapolis Star, 29 Aug. 2022 Miller co-founded Bloodshot Records in 1993 alongside Nan Warshaw and Eric Babcock as a home for artists in the alternative country, country-punk and roots genres. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 19 Oct. 2021 Wilco was forged from the alternative country scene of the working-class Midwest. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2021 And some of the more daring, transgressive 1980s and ’90s cowpunk and alternative country rockers emerged from the scene that revived Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Barry Mazor, WSJ, 11 Aug. 2021 The Grammy-winning alternative country star Jason Isbell drew early attention as a member of Earle's band, part of a new generation of musicians eager to mingle with an Earle. oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alternative country was in 1985

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“Alternative country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20country. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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