country rock

noun

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

Examples of country rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My current music collection has a lot of First Aid Kit (country rock). Liza Lentini, SPIN, 26 Jan. 2024 From working class to country rock, and now to fancy fashion. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 5 Oct. 2023 The sound is rooted in country rock, but there’s also a real sense of pop savvy with their sticky melodies and memorable hooks. Jon Freeman, Spin, 24 Aug. 2023 The song, a tasty slice of country rock fueled by Dickey Betts’ twangy guitar, would go on to become the band’s highest charting single at No. 2. Marc Ballon, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 The son of sharecroppers and grandson of a classical violinist, Meisner was playing in local bands as a teenager and by the end of the 1960s had moved to California and joined a country rock group, Poco, along with Richie Furay and Jimmy Messina. Hillel Italie, Fortune, 29 July 2023 Lightfoot’s deceptively simple songs, which fused folk with pop and country rock, have been covered by everyone from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash to the Grateful Dead, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, and the Replacements. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2023 Still going strong, The Troub has always been the kinder, gentler alternative to the clubs of the Sunset Strip, and the absolutely perfect place for the romantic country rock of Daisy Jones to flourish. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 10 Mar. 2023 The emerging queen of country rock is Suki Waterhouse, a graceful and mannerly Englishwoman with perfectly tousled blonde hair. M.t. Richards, Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of country rock was in 1956

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“Country rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country%20rock. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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