country rock

noun

Definition of country rock 

1 : rock music containing elements of country music

2 geology : the rock in which a mineral deposit or intrusion is enclosed Near the edge of an intrusion, where magma has already been cooled against the surrounding country rock, this happens fairly slowly.— Robert Wichman

called also country

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The top 40 country rock cover band Pickleback Shine will perform on Aug. 5 at Lake Poway. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Summer Concert Series begins Sunday," 20 June 2018 Along with and the Village of Montgomery, the Fox Valley Park District will again offer its Free Concerts in the Park series this summer, kicking off at 7 p.m. June 6 with the country rock band Mason Rivers. Jen Banowetz, Aurora Beacon-News, "Fox Valley free summer concerts move to Wednesday nights," 9 May 2018 With the South emerging as the next craft beer frontier, this festival combines craft beer, country rock, and Southern food with a dash of soul. Tara Massouleh, AL.com, "May Events: Beach events, plus beer, wine, and salsa festivals," 2 May 2018 It was mixed with a steady aroma of meat fires and fried everything — Twinkies, Oreos, cheesecake, onion rings, corn dogs, etc. — with sound blasts of country, country rock and marching bands. Ardie A. Davis, kansascity, "Houston BBQ contest full of fun, flavor and hospitality | The Kansas City Star," 2 Mar. 2018 Paradox will also showcase tunes from Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a country rock band which counts Lukas and Micah among its members. Southern Living, "Willie Nelson and Neil Young Have Some Exciting News for You," 2 Feb. 2018 The Chinese Football Association has put regulations in place that curbs its clubs' spending big on foreign stars, after a huge rise in the number of players from outside the country rocked up with the promise of massive salary packets. SI.com, "Arsene Wenger Cites Chinese Monetary Caution as Reason Arsenal Lead Chase for BVB Star Aubayemang," 25 Jan. 2018 From the Byrds to the Flying Burrito Brothers to Manassas to the Desert Rose Band to a solo career, Hillman helped build the template for folk rock, country rock, bluegrass rock. Bill Thompson, Cincinnati.com, "Time is right for Chris Hillman’s new project," 2 Oct. 2017 Elaborate dance pop ceded ground to jazz standards, showtunes, and country rock. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Lady Gaga's Illness Is Not a Metaphor," 21 Sep. 2017

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1956, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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country rock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of country rock

: a type of rock music that sounds similar to country music

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