country and western


Definition of country and western 

: country music usually hyphenated in attributive use

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Expect zesty electro-shock reimaginings of twangy country and Western boogie from a lineup that includes Big Sandy, roots rockers Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones and Lansing rockers the Devil’s Cut. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: Downtown Brown, Amino Acids, AM People, free JR JR show," 14 June 2018 Ukraine is still trying to defend itself against Russia’s real aggression in the east of the country and Western governments are trying to support it while fending off Russia’s disinformation and subversion. The Economist, "Plots and sackings in Ukraine," 31 May 2018 There were some kind of country and western–sounding pieces. David A. Graham, The Atlantic, "'It's an American Art Form': How the Pulitzers Chose Kendrick Lamar," 21 Apr. 2018 Then there's John and Taupin's 1970 LP Tumbleweed Connection album, which was explicitly marketed as a meditation on country and western themes, full of outlaws and gun-slingers. Elias Leight, Billboard, "Producer Frank Liddell Explains How Bernie Taupin Tested Him for the Elton John Country Tribute Album," 6 Apr. 2018 But in Nashville, even as late as the 1960s, there was no way to know for sure that a black country and western artist would sell. Jack Dickey,, "How Charley Pride Went From Negro League Ballplayer to Country Music's Jackie Robinson," 21 Mar. 2018 The scene when his drag persona finally gels, to a country and western soundtrack, is exhilarating. Christopher Arnott,, "Fun-Loving, Dramatic Drag Play 'Georgia McBride' Dressed To Impress At TheaterWorks," 23 Mar. 2018 March has roared in like a lion, and resorts in western Pennsylvania, the West Virginia high country and western Maryland all got two to three inches of natural snow Thursday night. John Hopewell, Washington Post, "After a near-disastrous February, Mid-Atlantic ski resorts try to bounce back in March," 2 Mar. 2018 Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote on Monday to back an independence drive that neighboring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict. Raya Jalabi, The Christian Science Monitor, "Kurds head to the polls Monday for independence vote," 22 Sep. 2017

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