country rock


: rock music containing elements of country music
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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 In another theater, guitarist Bill Kirchen held a tribute for his pioneering country rock swing band, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Johnson launched country rock band Pistol Holler, he’s released an EP album and has opened for such stars as Kelly Pickler, Mark Chesnutt and Jason Aldeen. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 30 June 2021 The album continues the band’s brand of arena-ready hard rock with a dash of contemporary country rock for good measure. cleveland, 23 Jan. 2023 Their sound is a seamless blend of Hmong sentimental song style and epic country rock, which works so well together it’s surprising more people haven’t thought to do it. David L. Coddoncontributor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2022 Legendary soft country rock band the Eagles — known for those captivating harmonies and taking their genre into the mainstream— is bringing the Hotel California Tour to Portland’s Moda Center this winter. Jenni Moore | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 1 Dec. 2022 The genres include country and country rock, soul, blues, pop, first-generation and British Invasion rock ’n’ roll, and even bluegrass. Barry Mazor, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2022 Jeff Cook, a guitarist and founding member of the country rock band Alabama, died Monday at his home in Destin, Fla., at 73. Lauren Huff,, 9 Nov. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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