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

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Classic and country rock fans should be well versed with the name Artimus Pyle. Chip Mccabe, courant.com, "One can’t-miss band for every day at The Big E," 3 Sep. 2019 But that shouldn’t (and could never) erase her heavier roots, and the film strongly asserts Ronstadt’s rock ’n’ roll bona fides as a trailblazing and wildly successful solo female artist in the man’s world of late ’60s and early ’70s country rock. Katie Walsh, chicagotribune.com, "'Linda Rondstat: Sound of My Voice’ review: Moving documentary a tribute to iconic singer," 12 Sep. 2019 Lady Gaga’s nonprofit Born This Way Foundation will fund more than 150 classroom projects in cities across the country rocked by mass shootings in recent weeks, including 23 in Gilroy. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, "Lady Gaga funds Gilroy classroom projects after Garlic Festival shooting," 10 Aug. 2019 Danny Shirley, lead singer for country rock band Confederate Railroad, which lost out on two gigs because of its name and logo The number of teeth found inside the mouth of a 7-year-old boy who had been complaining of jaw pain Indoor skydiving? Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things to know for August 2: Politics, SEALs, Saudi Arabia, Cyntoia Brown, climate," 2 Aug. 2019 Jim Axlerod talks with guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard (the one without a beard) who are still working hard to make their pedal-to-the-metal, bluesy country rock seem so easy. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 21)," 18 July 2019 But in a country rocked locked in a raging insurgency against Islamist militants in the North and armed separatists in the south west, fears are rife that Mr. Biya’s lengthy rule remains a key risk to stability. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, "Cameroon’s President Wins Seventh Term," 22 Oct. 2018 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

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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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