country rock


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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Examples of country rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Um, and then like Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Loretta Lynn of course, and then some of the more rock stuff that was more country rock, like ZZ top. Sid Evans, Southern Living, "Martina McBride on Family Dinners, Growing Up With Music, and Her Famous Fluff Salad," 16 June 2020 The second clue package really highlighted the Banana's country rock background. Ariana Brockington,, "If You Still ThinkThe Masked Singer’s Banana Is A Blue Collar Comic, Read This," 5 Mar. 2020 The Dixie Chicks are back to take their rightful place as queens of country rock. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "The Dixie Chicks Just Released Their First Song in 13 Years," 4 Mar. 2020 Written by lyricist Robert Hunter, who died in September, the song typifies the shuffling country rock era of the Dead that’s closest to what Hiss Golden Messenger sounds like as a live band. Washington Post, "Hiss Golden Messenger shares his anxieties and shows his gratitude," 16 Jan. 2020 Church of the Freak Mountain Revenant Most Sunday evenings, members of the Holy Modal Rounders and the Freak Mountain Ramblers lead the LaurelThirst pub in a recital of West Coast psychedelic country rock ’n’ roll. oregonlive, "Live music in Portland: 25 January concerts you won’t want to miss," 30 Dec. 2019 Gabalier, 34, who plays a blend of Alpine folk and country rock, is by far the most popular homegrown musical performer in Austria. Thomas Rogers, New York Times, "Rocking Out in Lederhosen, With a Hint of Populism," 10 Sep. 2019 Walker's style is also tinged with versatility, crossed with up-tempo beat of country rock. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Texas native, Clay Walker brings the heart and soul of classic country to Houston fans," 12 Oct. 2019 Classic and country rock fans should be well versed with the name Artimus Pyle. Chip Mccabe,, "One can’t-miss band for every day at The Big E," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of country rock

1956, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Country rock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of country rock

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

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